Coast Guard documentation renewal

What You Need For A Coast Guard Documentation Renewal

You are the proud owner of a vessel that regularly sails in and out of US waters. You have also registered the vessel with the US Coast Guard, protecting it when you are out on the water and making sure that it is a legal vessel to sail. While you are enjoying your time using…

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How We Continue to Make US Vessel Documentation Easier

If you’ve read these blogs for any length of time, then you know that we offer a way to handle all of your US vessel documentation online. You can go through our site, find all of the forms that you need, and then fill them out in a matter of minutes. However, we’re not content…

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An Easier Way to Get On the Coast Guard Boat Registration Database

For many vessels, it’s a legal necessity to get onto the Coast Guard boat registration database. However, in the past, it has been difficult. Before the internet, vessel owners had to fill everything out by hand, then mail it in and hope for the best. Once online access was granted, vessel owners still found themselves…

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USCG Registration: The Vessels That Do and Do Not Require It

Here at the Vessel Documentation Center, we’re always glad to talk to fellow vessel owners. Perhaps the most common, most asked question that we receive is “do I have to register my vessel?” If you’ve never owned a boat before, the registrations, licenses, and everything that you have to get become confusing at best. We…

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Access Coast Guard Vessel Database Documentation from Anywhere

Your vessel may be one that legally has to be on the Coast Guard vessel database. The process of placing your vessel onto this database and keeping it there shouldn’t be difficult. Indeed, that’s what our site was essentially built around. We’ve streamlined the process so that everything is that much easier. What used to…

US vessel documentation search

Identify Boats With A US Vessel Documentation Search

Buying a boat could be your dream come true, and it makes sense to investigate every vessel that you look at before making an agreement to buy. Even second-hand boats can go for a great deal of money, so it makes sense to investigate thoroughly before you take out a mortgage or loan based upon…

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46 CFR Part 67 (Subpart I) And Vessel Marking Requirements

If you have a large vessel, it is important to understand USCG regulations regarding boating. These are the rules that you are obliged to follow when operating your vessel in US waters. If you do not comply with these rules, then you may be fined heavily, or worse. If you are just beginning ownership of…

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Use Our Boat Documentation Service for the Best Help

Purchasing a boat is a significant investment that takes time and money, but boat ownership also includes a lot of paperwork, especially if you choose to or must register your vessel with the Coast Guard. There can be times for initial applications for documentation, you need replacements, are transferring documentation to a new owner, want…

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After National Boat Registration: Different Pathways

If you’ve been reading these blogs for any length of time, then you know that the first step in boat documentation is typically the initial registration. Should you require documentation for your vessel, that’s often the most common form to start with. However, after that, paths diverge. There are many different forms that you could…

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Never Worry How to Renew Coast Guard Registration

It may not seem like a year has gone by already since you first purchased your yacht or large recreational vessel, but here you are, one year later, looking back on all you have done. You have traveled to many places, enjoyed relaxing weekends or extended vacations at sea, gone on fishing trips and swimming…