Swimming. Parties. Laying out in the sun. Those are some of the more fun activities associated with owning a boat. Those are the reasons people buy boats, and why people go out on them again and again, year after year. You’ll notice that the list of “fun activities associated with boats” included paperwork. Very few people like filling out paperwork, but it can come in handy for a lot of reasons. Should so desire USCG documentation, our services can make it easier.
USCG Documentation Reasons
One of the major reasons people get USCG documentation is because it can make financing your vessel easier. In many cases, this kind of documentation will make the process for getting a bank loan that much easier. Many banks like to record a “First Preferred Ships Mortgage,” which can help with the lien a bit. These terms may sound odd or a bit confusing. That’s OK, as we’re here to help. Call us if there are any questions you might have about how this kind of documentation works.
NVDC and More
It’s easy to travel with your boat when you have USCG documentation. For example, should you head to foreign waters; you’ll have certain protections by the flag as well have some clearances with foreign governments. If you take your boat to another state, you can usually take advantage of “visiting” rights. Most states let you keep your boat there for around two months or sixty days without making you obtain registration in that state.
Benefits of Vessel Documentation
You can save money with this documentation. For example, it’s possible to save some money on taxes with this registration. Some states give documented vessels a preferred tax status. Sure, the documentation costs a bit of money, but the tax savings can more than make up for that. On top of that, remember that the vessel’s documentation will last for its life. So, that means you can sell the vessel whenever you want. You don’t have to worry about paying more money to keep the registration going.
One USCG Portal
One of the things that turn people off from documenting their vessels is the hassle. It can be a real pain to have to go through all of this documentation just to use your boat. That’s why we make the process as simple as possible. We make it as easy as possible to fill out these forms. Should you be unclear about something on the form, we can walk you through it to make it easier. Then, on top of that, we’ve enabled our site to send the forms in digitally, so that’s one less thing you have to worry about.
USCG documentation is just one of the many forms of documentation we make it easy to fill out on your site. Initial Vessel Documentation, Reinstatement, Change of Address, Renewal and so many more – essentially all of the major forms you may need for your vessel can be found at our site. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (866) 981-8783.