(1) A vessel dealer who receives cash or a negotiable instrument of deposit in excess
of one thousand dollars, or a deposit of any amount that will be held for more than
fourteen calendar days, shall place the funds in a separate trust account.
The cash or negotiable instrument must be:
(a) Set aside immediately upon receipt for the trust account, or endorsed to the trust
account immediately upon receipt; and
(b) Deposited in the trust account by the close of banking hours on the day following
(2) After delivery of the purchaser's vessel, the vessel dealer shall remove the deposited
funds from the trust account.
(3) The dealer shall not commingle the purchaser's funds with any other funds at any
(4) The funds must remain in the trust account until the delivery of the purchased
vessel. However, upon written agreement from the purchaser, the vessel dealer may remove
and release trust funds before delivery.
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