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Certificate of Documentation

Beyond the Certificate of Documentation: More to Offer Than Just Forms

Are you in the process of determining whether or not getting your certificate of documentation is the right course of action? Does everything surrounding vessel documentation seem a bit opaque or even confusing? If you feel that way, you aren’t alone. Before we started our site, we were just vessel owners like you. Whenever we…

Coast Guard Registration Renewal

Smooth Sailing: Coast Guard Registration Renewal With Us

Are you concerned that your vessel documentation may expire without you realizing it? Does it seem like your Coast Guard registration renewal date becomes harder to remember and/or meet every year? That’s a more common concern than many vessel owners realize. The truth is that we’re all very busy. Between your work, your family, your…

Documented Vessel Number

Maintaining a Documented Vessel Number When You “Run Aground”

Have you run into a problem with your vessel documentation? Did you miss the renewal deadline, or has something else gone not exactly as you had hoped? Vessel documentation, even if you’ve spent much of your life on the water, can be delicate and tricky. One of the major reasons we started our site was…

USCG Registration

USCG Registration, Boat Safety, and You

Has the weather gotten so nice in your area that you feel like you just have to take your vessel out on the water? More and more places all over America are feeling that spring has finally sprung and summer is soon to follow. If your vessel has spent all winter in storage, now may…

USCG Boat Registration Requirements

Understanding USCG Boat Registration Requirements for Your Vessel

Have you felt like documenting your vessel might be the right course of action, but you aren’t 100% sure? Are you in the process of making up your mind and just want to know the specifics? As vessel owners ourselves, we’ve found that there is quite a bit of misinformation out there in regards to…

USCG Documentation Number

Find Out Everything About a Vessel With Just a USCG Documentation Number

Are you researching a vessel for potential purchase and want to know the real, definitive truth? Do you have a USCG documentation number and not a whole lot else? It may seem that you don’t have much to go on. But, the truth is, you have everything you need at your disposal, right now, to…

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…