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Aug 8, 2023 - A quasi boat title can be defined as an instrument that may suffice as proof of ownership in those circumstances where a formally recorded title is otherwise unavailable.


Quasi boat titles may include registration certificates from non-title states, a manufacturer's statement of origin or builder's certificate. The same can be said for provincial registration certificates or licenses issued in foreign countries. However, acceptance of quasi-titles will vary among different registration and enforcement agencies. A prior title accompanied by a bill of sale may offer proof of ownership if properly executed, but is not typically considered as a quasi-title.


Anything short of an officially issued state title certificate or USCG certificate of documentation should be viewed with a great deal of trepidation. Alternative instruments are relatively easy to obtain as compared to the stringent requirements of establishing a bona fide title.


Any type boat title certificate, quasi-title or certificate of documentation should be carefully scrutinized and verified prior to acceptance. Such concerns should be furthermore addressed with the respective agency wherein it may become subsequently titled or registered.

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