Coast Guard Abstract of Title

Info You Need, Info You Can Trust: Coast Guard Abstract of Title

Have you got your eye on a vessel, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Are you doing the research into a boat (or even some boats) but can’t find an information source you can trust? This is something that prospective vessel owners have been dealing with for a long time. The internet (and…

Certificate of Documentation

A Certificate of Documentation and Safe Boating: Hand in Hand

There’s nothing like boating in summer. Sure, when you go out on your boat in the winter, with the crisp wind in your hair, the leafless trees on the shore, white as far as the eye can see, that’s special. But it’s not summer. It’s not the warm sun, the cool air, swimsuits, suntans, and…

MARAD Waiver

Moving Forward With a MARAD Waiver

You’ve tracked down the vessel you’ve been searching for. It’s been a long journey to find just the right boat for your coastwise passenger transfer business, but you finally did it. You got everything together, only to discover that… the vessel was built outside of the United States. This might seem like the kind of…

abstract of title for a vessel

Obtaining an Abstract of Title For Your Vessel

Buying a boat involves interacting with the US Coast Guard, including obtaining certification for your vessel. When you are about to purchase the boat, one of the most important pieces of documentation that you can obtain is the abstract of title. This should be obtained prior to the purchase and is evidence of all of…

Coast Guard vessel database

Rain, Snow, Pandemic: Nothing Keeps You From Coast Guard Vessel Database

As of this writing, the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on. This means that so many people are doing the right thing by staying home, in hopes of stopping the spread of the virus. While this is 100% the right thing to do, it’s taken a terrible toll on so many businesses. We’re still open…

National Vessel Documentation Center forms

Get Help With Completing National Vessel Documentation Center Forms

Are you struggling to complete the Coast Guard’s National Vessel Documentation Center forms accurately, or do you not know which documentation you need to achieve the required outcome? The USCG website is notorious for being difficult to navigate, and you may have tried to find the documents you need without much success. You may have…