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What Does A Transfer Exchange Of USCG Documentation Mean?

Whenever you buy or sell a boat, you will need to submit documentation to the USCG. Filing the right report to the Coast Guard will mean that you are now the owner of the boat, or have transferred ownership to another person. This can be especially important to ensure that the Coast Guard is speaking…

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You’ve Gotten Your Initial US Vessel Registration, Now What?

The task has been completed. You purchased your boat, got everything together, and now it’s yours. To make sure that you can get out on the water legally, you’ve gotten your initial US vessel registration. This is a genuine accomplishment, the kind of occasion you should savor and celebrate. The thing is, that’s not the…

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Obtaining an Abstract of Title For Your Vessel

Buying a boat involves interacting with the US Coast Guard, including obtaining certification for your vessel. When you are about to purchase the boat, one of the most important pieces of documentation that you can obtain is the abstract of title. This should be obtained prior to the purchase and is evidence of all of…

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Smooth Sailing Onto the Coast Guard Boat Registration Database

It’s always great to be out on a boat. It’s even better when you’re on a boat when the weather is nice. Clear skies, a slight breeze, and water that looks glass — that’s the kind of thing people have been writing about for literally thousands of years. At our site, we believe that’s how…

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Every Coast Guard Registration Form in the Palm of Your Hand

The digital, nigh-paperless world didn’t always exist. In the past, if you had to get all of your vessel documents in one place, it wasn’t easy. You probably had to print them out or physically go to get them, which meant that you had to carry them, put them in some kind of folder or…

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Rain, Snow, Pandemic: Nothing Keeps You From Coast Guard Vessel Database

As of this writing, the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on. This means that so many people are doing the right thing by staying home, in hopes of stopping the spread of the virus. While this is 100% the right thing to do, it’s taken a terrible toll on so many businesses. We’re still open…