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Hailing ports

Things You Didn’t Know About Hailing Ports

You might already be aware of this, but did you know there are certain ports from which vessels must hail to maintain clear communication with the other ships and the Coast Guard? Hailing ports are predetermined spots on land or water where a ship may make radio contact with another ship or the land itself.…

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What Benefits Are There to Registering My Vessel with The United States Coast Guard?

If you are the vessel owner, you really need to consider registering your boat with the United States Coast Guard (USCG). If you do so, you will enjoy several advantages, including improved safety and security for you and the people you are transporting and simpler access to essential marine services. If you register your boat…

Vessel Documentation

Summer Boat Safety Tips from Our Vessel Documentation Site

Now that summer is here, you can finally look forward to spending your weekends on the open ocean aboard your boat. Do you wish to process your vessel documentation? If so, keep safety in mind as you get ready to bask in the sun’s warmth and enjoy some outdoor fun. Using the information on the…

boat documentation cost

Reasonable Boat Documentation Cost for Vessel Owners from All Walks of Life

Owning a boat is something many people dream of. Have you ever sought out documentation services for your ship? If you’ve ever had to go through this, you know it can be a costly endeavor. Registration and the boat documentation cost may run into the thousands of dollars, and that’s before any connected expenditures like…

how long does it take to get a boat registered

How Long Does it Take to Get a Boat Registered in the US??

Although your boat is probably already documented at a state level it is never too late to register it at a federal level and that means with the United States Coast Guard (USCG). For that reason, this article will explore some of the advantages that documenting your boat with the USCG will grant you, and…

how to sell a documented vessel

How to Sell a Documented Vessel With the Right Paperwork

As a first-time boat owner, you may stress a little bit when transferring ownership of a documented vessel, as it can be a complicated process. As a United States Coast Guard (USCG) vessel owner, you need to ensure to have all of the proper documentation before selling your boat. This article will go through the…

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How Do I Get an Abstract of Title for a US Vessel?

As a new acquisition to the boating world, chances are you are not yet familiar with the different boat denominations, or even the pertinent boat documentation. People normally reach out to us and ask us questions such as “what is the difference between a reinstatement and a renewal?” or “how does the process of transferring…

USCG Vessel Documentation Forms

A Guide on the Different USCG Vessel Documentation Forms

As you are probably aware by now (or not, if you are new to the boating world, but trust me, you will in a matter of minutes) there is a lot of different paperwork you need to comply with if you want to navigate your boat around freely. The association in charge of that is…

Boat Documentation Cost

Low Boat Documentation Cost: In Terms of Time, Money, and More

The Coast Guard and yacht brokers recommend that all vessel owners have up-to-date documentation. However, the annual renewal boat documentation cost might be prohibitive for some boat owners. You’ll learn in this article how much documentation will cost you based on your income and the approach you choose to document your vessel. The Coast Guard…

Coast Guard Boat Registration

If You’re Worried Your Coast Guard Boat Registration Will Expire, Read This

If you are afraid that your Coast Guard boat registration may expire, there is no need to freak out since all the information you want can be found here. Keep reading to find out what you need to do to renew your registration and how to make sure that your boat is prepared for the…