US vessel registration

You’ve Gotten Your Initial US Vessel Registration, Now What?

The task has been completed. You purchased your boat, got everything together, and now it’s yours. To make sure that you can get out on the water legally, you’ve gotten your initial US vessel registration. This is a genuine accomplishment, the kind of occasion you should savor and celebrate. The thing is, that’s not the…

Coast Guard boat registration

Smooth Sailing Onto the Coast Guard Boat Registration Database

It’s always great to be out on a boat. It’s even better when you’re on a boat when the weather is nice. Clear skies, a slight breeze, and water that looks glass — that’s the kind of thing people have been writing about for literally thousands of years. At our site, we believe that’s how…

US vessel documentation

Every Coast Guard Registration Form in the Palm of Your Hand

The digital, nigh-paperless world didn’t always exist. In the past, if you had to get all of your vessel documents in one place, it wasn’t easy. You probably had to print them out or physically go to get them, which meant that you had to carry them, put them in some kind of folder or…

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Acquiring and Maintaining USCG Vessel Registration

There are many times in vessel ownership that you might feel like you’ve truly accomplished something. The time you close the deal for your vessel is definitely one. When you first take it on the water is another. Perhaps when you finish renovating it to your liking is yet one more. Depending on the use,…

US boat registry

Additions to Your Safe Boating Plan from Our US Boat Registry Site

So many of us here at our US boat registry site are also vessel owners. That’s a major part of the reason we created this site: we wanted to make the vessel documentation process easier. Just like you, before we take our vessels out, we make a plan. We know where we are going, when…

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Protect Your Boat With A Coast Guard Vessel Registry

Vessels operating in US waters are under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard, and if you want to make sure that your vessel is completely protected by this agency, you need to file for a certificate of documentation. If you are sailing this boat as a pleasure craft, or as a commercial investment,…

US Boat Registration

Beyond the US Boat Registration: Safe on the Water Year Round

When February comes to an end and gives way to March, in most of North America, that means that spring is right around the corner. Sure, there will be exceptionally cold days, but the sun will start to come out more often, too, and for longer, as well. That’s the kind of thing that can…

bill of sale for your boat

You Need a Bill of Sale for Your Boat Transaction

Any time that you engage in a substantial transaction like buying a house or a car, you know that there is going to be necessary paperwork to go along with taking care of the deal. It does not matter if you are the one doing the selling or the buying – you are still going…

US Coast Guard boat registry

Submitting to the US Coast Guard Boat Registry in Minutes

Being shipwrecked with your in-laws. Having to swim a capsized boat into shore. Cleaning the bilge by hand. These are just a few of the boating activities that vessel owners might find as annoying as getting their vessel onto the US Coast Guard boat registry. We understand that. After all, we’re vessel owners too. However,…

US Coast Guard vessel registry

Fully Equipped for the US Coast Guard Vessel Registry

Like so many other conscientious vessel owners, before you head out on the water, you tend to check your own vessel. You make sure that you have everything that you need for a safe and fun trip on the water and that means life jackets that fit, a float plan, the engine, gas lines, and…