Certificate of Documentation

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…

Boat Documentation

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…

Transfer Exchange of USCG Documentation

Transfer Exchange of USCG Documentation & Other Available Forms, Services

Being on a boat is exciting. There’s basically nothing else in life like it. Some other exciting times in boat ownership: when you’re buying a boat (that’s new to you) and when you’re going to sell it to someone else. When those situations arise, a transfer exchange of USCG documentation could be just what you…

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Certificate of Documentation: Certificate to Enjoy the Water

With as busy as everyone is now, it can be difficult to focus on the task at hand. We each have so many responsibilities, through work, our social lives and more, that it can seem like there’s always something nagging at you from the back of your mind. If you’re operating a boat without the…