Boat Documentation Cost

Low Boat Documentation Cost: In Terms of Time, Money, and More

The Coast Guard and yacht brokers recommend that all vessel owners have up-to-date documentation. However, the annual renewal boat documentation cost might be prohibitive for some boat owners. You’ll learn in this article how much documentation will cost you based on your income and the approach you choose to document your vessel. The Coast Guard…

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The USCG Changed the Vessel Certificate of Documentation to 5 Years

As you may have heard by now, if you are on the boat’s universe, the vessel’s certificate of documentation (COD) lasts longer now: if you sail on a recreational boat you can extend your certificate for 5 years every time it expires. If you want to know more about this new regimentation keep reading while…

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Obtaining Your Certificate of Documentation Online

Every ship in the United States requires to carry proper documentation to operate legally. One of the most important documents of a vessel is the certificate of documentation. Comply with the authorities to be a responsible boat owner at all times. The certificate of documentation applies only for federal-level documented vessels under the United States…

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US Vessel Certificate of Documentation: Why is It Important?

Just like any motor vehicle on land, recreational sea vessels need the necessary documents and paperwork. In this case, the US Vessel certificate of documentation is necessary to allow the Coast Guard to see if each watercraft meets the requirements.  In essence, the document serves as a national registry, just like how social security numbers…

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All You Need to Know About Certificate of Documentation 5-Year Renewal

Have you taken care of your certificate of documentation with the Coast Guard? So you’ve purchased yourself a recreational sea vessel. It’s a nice, generous-sized boat that could be your personal haven on water, a floating hotel, or bed-and-breakfast, if you may. You’ve taken care of all the fees and prepared yourself for the expectedly…

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Keeping Boat Documentation When Things Go Wrong

Did something recently go awry which has put your boat documentation in jeopardy? Does it feel as if you’re going to lose the ability to use your vessel as you would like (or you already have?) If you have a documented vessel, odds are that you want to keep that vessel documented. Should you use…

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Renewing Your Certificate of Documentation Easier Than Ever Before

Do you know when it’s time to renew your Certificate of Documentation? Have you missed the deadline in the past and want to keep it from happening again? Renewing your documentation is something that has to be done every year. Yet, if you’re like so many vessel owners, it almost “sneaks up on you.” Do…

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Beyond the Certificate of Documentation: More to Offer Than Just Forms

Are you in the process of determining whether or not getting your certificate of documentation is the right course of action? Does everything surrounding vessel documentation seem a bit opaque or even confusing? If you feel that way, you aren’t alone. Before we started our site, we were just vessel owners like you. Whenever we…

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Applying for a MARAD Waiver

While buying and owning a boat might seem pretty straightforward to you when you are seeking to do it for the first time, you should know that there are many rules and regulations that you need to know to make sure you register your boat correctly. This is especially important when you are getting a…

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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…