vessel documentation

Our Vessel Documentation Site on Staying Safe in Bad Weather Boating

Our vessel documentation site stresses boating safely at all times. Do you plan on going out on the water with family and friends during the winter but worry about the weather? Are you aware of what to do if the weather turns suddenly while you’re out on the water? Boating in wintertime can be a…

Coast Guard Documentation

Coast Guard Documentation for New Boat Owners (and Everyone Else)

Have you just purchased the vessel of your dreams and are now wondering if it’s time to get Coast Guard documentation? Or, alternatively, have you been around boats for many years, but this is the first time you’re going to have one documented? Even if you’re experienced with boats and the water, vessel documentation can…

American Vessel Documentation

American Vessel Documentation: Who Needs It, Who Doesn’t, and Who Might

Have you heard about American vessel documentation, but aren’t sure if you need it or not? Does the idea of documenting your vessel sound appealing, yet you don’t know if it’s right for you? Vessel documentation may seem new, but it’s actually been around since the very first Congress. The truth is that documenting a…

Coast Guard portal

A Coast Guard Portal That’s Simple and Easy to Use

Have you been through each of the online vessel documentation sites but can’t find one that’s really all that easily used? Does it seem like filling out your boat’s documentation is far, far more difficult than it should be? If that’s the case, know that you aren’t alone. We built our site for any number…

yacht documentation

Get Your Yacht Documentation in Order Before Setting Sail

You finally did it, you have the boat of your dreams. Owning a yacht is a delightful way to leisurely enjoy the coast and the sea, but not before getting your yacht documentation in order, of course. Let’s go over what you’ll need to do before setting sail. Yacht Documentation There is a misconception regarding…

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…

USCG National Documentation Center

The Best Way to Work with the USCG National Documentation Center

We have all heard nightmare stories from family, friends, and co-workers whenever someone has to deal with a government agency. Whether it is a federal department, a state one, or part of your local government, you are, invariably, going to end up waiting in line, going back and forth several times, making mistakes, and getting…