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Abstract of Title

Know Before You Buy: The Abstract of Title

Are you researching your next vessel purchase? Does it feel like the information you’re finding is almost “too good to be true?” Do you harbor concerns that you won’t know the whole truth about a vessel before you buy it, thus having a great chance that you’ll buy a “lemon?” Those are entirely human worries,…

All Yacht Documentation

All Yacht Documentation in One Place and Much More

Have you been searching for various boat documentation forms online, but aren’t terribly pleased with what you’ve found? Does it seem like you need many different kinds of vessel documentation, yet you can only find some at one site and then have to continue hunting around the internet, thus wasting more time and effort? We…

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…

Boat Documentation

Boat Documentation Changes When Your Life Charts a New Course

Have you gone through some changes in your life that you think may necessitate updating your vessel documentation? Is there something in your head telling you “you have to file a boat documentation form” but you aren’t sure which one is right for you? Everyone’s vessel documentation, just like their vessels themselves, is different. When…

MARAD Waiver

Using a Vessel Without Coast Guard Documentation Status: MARAD Waiver

Do you have a small, undocumented vessel that you want to use, but aren’t sure how to do so while being in compliance with the authorities? Is there a foreign-built vessel in your possession that’s just sitting there without Coast Guard documentation status? We understand that when it comes to vessel documentation, some of the…

Coast Guard Portal

A Coast Guard Portal for Vessel Owners Made by Vessel Owners

Have you been looking for an easier way to file your vessel documentation? Does each Coast Guard portal that claims they’ll make the process “simpler and easier” actually seemingly make it more complicated and time-consuming? Put simply, life is too short to spend more time filling out vessel documentation than you have to. That said,…

Documented Vessel Number

Keeping Your Documented Vessel Number When Things Go Awry

Has something gone wrong with your vessel documentation and you’re worried you’re going to lose your documented vessel number? Did something with your vessel documentation go awry, not like you planned, and now you’re dreading the fallout, so to speak? First off, from having spoken to so many vessel owners over the years in your…