We will require copy of your insurance policy, the original BSC, your RCD manuals, any receipts, a signed brokerage agreement form, a completed and signed inventory form and proof of ownership, any other paper-work/manuals you have for the vessel.
If you purchased the vessel from a brokerage then you will have a bill of sale confirming all the details of the sale. We must be able to prove you are the legal owner and have the right to sell the boat.
This is the boating equivalent of a car’s MOT certificate. There is a set regulation that once a boat is 4 years old it must have a BSC completed every four years. You cannot licence, insure or even moor in most cases any used vessel without this document.
This is also a set regulation which applies to almost all boats built after 1998, whether built by a professional boat builder or an amateur. It requires that the boat meets certain essential requirements – covering such things as stability, dimensions, the installation of gas and electrical systems plus other items.
Yes if you decide to sell the boat before its 5years old. You in effect take on the role of the boat builder and take responsibility for completing the boat to RCD standard. The builder of the hull should have issued you with an Annex 3a declaration of conformity, confirming that the hull and any work he has completed meets the RCD requirements. Once the boat reaches 5 years old it’s not compulsory to have the RCD completed.
No, you are still the legal owner of the boat until the boat has been paid for and ownership has been changed. We will contact you with a date and time that the ownership will be changed and this is when you can cancel your insurance.