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NAVIGABLE WATERS REGULATIONS 1958 - REG 45E

45E .         Transfers of vessels

        (1)         Where the owner of a registered vessel sells or otherwise disposes of the vessel, the owner commits an offence if the owner does not — 

            (a)         forthwith furnish to the person to whom the vessel has been sold or disposed of the certificate of registration issued in respect of the vessel; and

            (b)         within 7 days of the sale or disposal, give notice to the department in writing of the sale or disposal of the vessel of the consent to the sale or disposal of the vessel of all registered owners of the vessel and the name and address of the person to whom the vessel has been sold or disposed of.

        (2)         Subject to subregulation (5), a person to whom a registered vessel has been sold or disposed of commits an offence if the person does not, within 15 days of the sale or disposal — 

            (a)         apply to the department for the transfer of the vessel and include with the application a recording fee of $32.55; and

            (b)         produce to the department —

                  (i)         the certificate of registration of the vessel; and

                  (ii)         the consent in writing of all the parties named in the application and such other proof of the sale or disposal of the vessel as the department may require; and

                  (iii)         the particulars referred to in regulation 45B(3), and such proof of the particulars as the department may require; and

                  (iv)         a certificate issued by a person accredited to do so under regulation 45AA or 45AB verifying the hull identification number of the vessel.

        (2a)         On an application under subregulation (2) the department is to transfer the registration, and return to the person by whom the application was made the certificate of registration, suitably endorsed, if and only if the department is satisfied that —

            (a)         the vessel has a hull identification number; and

            (b)         the particulars provided in the application are true and correct.

        (3)         The owner of a registered vessel commits an offence if the owner does not notify the department in writing of the loss of that vessel, however occasioned, within 15 days of the owner learning of that loss.

        (4)         Subregulation (3) does not apply if the department has already been notified of the loss of the vessel pursuant to regulation 52H.

        (5)         A person to whom a vessel registered under regulation 45BAA has been sold or disposed of commits an offence if the person does not, within 15 days of the sale or disposal, produce to the department the certificate of registration of the vessel and such other proof of the sale or disposal of the vessel as the department may require.

        (6)         On receiving the certificate or registration and proof of sale or disposal referred to in subregulation (5), the department is to —

            (a)         transfer the registration of the vessel and return to that person the certificate of registration, suitably endorsed; or

            (b)         where the department considers the vessel is no longer a foreign pleasure vessel, direct that person to make application for registration of the vessel under regulation 45B.

        [Regulation 45E inserted: Gazette 16 Dec 1971 p. 5232; amended: Gazette 12 Jul 1974 p. 2625; 9 Feb 1979 p. 375; 7 Aug 1981 p. 3230; 12 Oct 1984 p. 3275; 2 Nov 1984 p. 3523; 21 Feb 1986 p. 567‑8; 2 Mar 1990 p. 1329; 1 Aug 1990 p. 3647; 10 Apr 1992 p. 1598; 30 Jun 1992 p. 2901; 24 Apr 1998 p. 2162; 1 Dec 2000 p. 6766‑8; 14 Jun 2002 p. 2325; 27 Jun 2003 p. 2537; 30 Nov 2007 p. 5938; 27 Aug 2010 p. 4115; 21 Jun 2011 p. 2242; 15 Jun 2012 p. 2526; 14 Jun 2013 p. 2238; 29 May 2015 p. 1882; 27 May 2016 p. 1551; 26 May 2017 p. 2641; 25 May 2018 p. 1641; 17 May 2019 p. 1438; SL 2020/60 r. 8; SL 2021/68 r. 14; SL 2022/56 r. 6; SL 2022/137 r. 8; SL 2023/45 r. 14.]



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