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USCG Application for Initial Registration: Leaving Port

Before you head out on the water, do you go through an entire safety check? If you’re like so many other vessels, you check your gasoline, your flares, your lights, your personal flotation devices, your phones, your radio, and much, much more. You probably let someone on land know where you’re going and when you…

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Yacht Documentation & Endorsement

Do you know which yacht documentation endorsement is right for your vessel? Did you just find out at this moment that there’s one more than kind of endorsement available? In these blogs, when we say “vessel documentation,” it’s important to note that there are different endorsements. These endorsements fit different uses for your vessel. So,…

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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…