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 Welcome to our Boat Transactions Page!
        Our Boat Transactions Page deals with actions and events which may affect ownership and equity positions in everything from ski-boats to mega-yachts. This includes purchase arrangements, boat ownership transfers, marine escrows, boat loan security agreements, vessel mortgages, and maritime liens.

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  Boat Closing Settlement Service  -  A safe, efficient, and economical way for buyers, sellers, marine lenders, and yacht brokers to finalize a purchase and sale. All aspects of the closing are handled by a qualified boat titling professional.
  Boat Lien Services  -  File a claim of lien with the Coast Guard or register your lien with our boat lien claims database.
  Boat Titling Forms  -  A complete gathering of forms designed for boat title and marine loan transactions.
  Marine Lender Services   -  Visit our services page for a complete selection of boat loan security services with self-service or professional full-service options.
  Purchase and Sale Kit   -  Our boat purchase and sale kit contains all of the forms and instructions for implementing a buyer to seller direct transaction.

  Boat Titles Overview   -  An informative article about the various methods in which boats become titled and how this relates to boat transactions.
  Boat Transactions Advisor
  -  Answers to frequently asked questions about actions, events, and transactions as they relate to boat title equity positions.
  Stolen Boat Postings
  -  Add a free listing to our stolen boat database and gain exposure to our readers from all over the world.
  Boat Escrow Settlements  -  A summary of what boat escrow closing settlements are all about, why there is an absence of such services, and the various alternatives in today's marketplace.
  Maritime Boat Liens  -  An overview what boat liens are all about, how they are created, and various methods of foreclosures.

About Boat Transactions

          There are a wide range of circumstances in which transactions, events, or activities can affect ownership and equity positions in a particular boat. These may include purchase arrangements, transfers of interest, security agreements, maritime liens, foreclosures, seizures, abandonments, demolitions, environmental casualties, and legal settlements. In most cases, the underlying condition of an existing title will weigh heavily on how such matters are ultimately settled or resolved.

          Purchase and sale arrangements are the most common transactions in which all or part of the boat's ownership is voluntarily transferred. This can also be said for transfers resulting from gifts, asset restructuring, and legal name changes. Such dealings are often accompanied by marine financing where the owners will grant a security interest for the loan amount. This effectively gives the lender an equity position in the boat until the loan is paid off.

          The creation of maritime liens is another way in which certain actions can give rise to equity changes in a boat. These may come about voluntarily when the owner purchases goods and services or involuntarily in the case of operational liabilities. Here again, the claimant  will acquire an equity position in the boat until a debt is settled. One notable thing about maritime liens is that they need not be recorded in order to remain effective, even through subsequent owners.

         Other types of actions which may affect or encumber a boat's title are tax liens, governmental seizures, foreclosures, theft recoveries, and judgment awards. These conditions can result in either a complete or partial forfeiture of the existing owner's equity. Under most circumstances, such changes are brought about as a result of judicial rulings or by summary execution of state and federal regulations.

          Although changes in ownership, equity positions, and lien claims are generally recorded with the appropriate state or federal agency, this is not always the case. In fact, maritime liens do not have to be recorded at all in order to remain effective. The same applies to instruments of transfer and security agreements which may be none the less valid even though not recorded. The absence of proper recordings may however, affect the rank and priority of those claiming an interest in the  boat.

          Equity positions, liens, encumbrances, and other claims of interest are not always self evident from a boat's certificate of  title, documentation, or registration. A thorough boat title and background search should accordingly be implemented in all but the simplest transactions. A check on the owner's personal background is also recommended to make sure such party has the wherewithal to make good on any representations or guarantees of tile.

          Our website offers a wealth of information, tools, and resources for implementing boat transactions and title searches. This includes a complete array of related services, forms, and our exclusive BoatScope database. Be sure to visit our Service, Forms, and Database pages for additional details, examples, pricing, and ordering information.

A safe, efficient, and economical way for buyers, sellers, marine lenders, and yacht brokers to settle the purchase and sale of a boat.
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   ▪  Service available nationwide.
   ▪  Complete title & lien search.
   ▪  Arrange loan payoffs.
   ▪  Prepare settlement statements.
   ▪  Secure lender's collateral.
   ▪  Distribute closing funds.
   ▪  Obtain all seller releases.
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The internet's largest collection of maritime databases all rolled into one convenient search interface.
   ▪  Salvaged boat database.
   ▪  Boat lien claim database.
   ▪  Stolen boat database.
   ▪  Boat accident database.
   ▪  Pollution database.
   ▪  Documented vessel database.
   ▪  Factory recall database.
   ▪  Manufacturer database.
Includes a full compliment of boat title search resources.
Our Services Page offers a complete listing of state title and vessel documentation services.
   ▪  Economical self-service kits.
   ▪  Convenient full-services.
   ▪  Immediately available online.
   ▪  Excellent customer support.
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