Beware – Ensenada No Longer Accepts Bill of Sale for Proof of Ownership

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Mexico City, November 17th 2020 To the Boating Community
The Banjercito office in Ensenada recently announced that it will no longer accept the Bill of Sale as proof of ownership of the vessel in absence of the USCG Documentation or Registration. Banjercito will only accept an invoice which includes the vessels HIN#, make, model and the engine(s) serial number and model.
Thus far the Banjercito offices in La Paz and other ports of Mexico are still accepting the Bill of Sale.
We are working hard in getting the BOS accepted again in Ensenada to insure an easy entry process.

Michael Wales is a Maritime Law Attorney in San Diego, California. Mike also owns AGL Yacht Sales, Inc., a San Diego Yacht Brokerage, with his wife Leilani Wales. For assistance with any maritime legal matter you may contact Mike at or at 619.493.1700. For information on brokerage boats please visit