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Steps to Follow to Acquire Your Cruising Permit

Steps to Follow to Acquire Your Cruising Permit

Foreign-flagged boats and other types of recreational vessels that come from different countries need to apply for a cruising permit. This Boat Documentation must have mutual arrangements with the US. Upon issuance of this permit, the captain of the vessel gets exempted from having to: File manifestos, acquire permits or accomplish any related entry or…

Yacht Brokers Is the Yacht Legal for Sale

Yacht Brokers: Is the Yacht Legal for Sale?

If you’re planning to sell your yacht, you should first get it ready for the market. This doesn’t just mean cleaning up your vessel and performing repairs. You also need to prepare the proper Vessel Documentation and comply with other legal requirements. In particular, be very careful with the following issues as they might make…

Essential Requirements to Own a U.S. Documented Vessels

Essential Requirements to Own a U.S. Documented Vessel

It can be confusing knowing whether foreign citizens can document their boat with the US Coast Guard and if they have to register their boat under the laws of a state within the United States. This depends on the specific scenario; therefore, the answer may differ. It is important to note that there is a…

Renew Coast Guard Documentation Online1

Renew Coast Guard Documentation Online

Just like a car, it is necessary to renew Coast Guard Documentation every year. Failing to renew your documentation will leave you with an expired certificate of documentation. Operating your vessel with an invalid certificate of documentation will leave you liable to potential fines and penalties. Renewing your documentation every year will let you continue…