Originally Posted by LaBomba
It is a US documented vessel being imported into Canada with a Bill of Sale. The owner has to turn in the Title Document to have it undocumented being it is being sold outside of the USA. The sticker is definitely something to do with New York State.
The vessel is either documented by the USCG or it has a state issued title. Can't have both, so I assume the former owner had the USCG remove the documentation and returned or destroyed the documentation certificate?
Documented vessels in NYS owned by NYS residents also need to display the NYS registrations sticker on the forward part of the hull (my marina even asks for a copy of the NYS registration and checks the sticker).