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Vessel Registration

Key Facts You Should Know About New Vessel Registration Requirements

If you are the owner of a USCG vessel, you must be aware of the new vessel registration. Since the Maritime Transportation Security Act was passed in 2002, all vessels operating inside the United States seas have been obliged to register with the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The owners of boats are being requested…

Boat Documentation Law

Signs Of Boat Documentation Law Violations

If you are wondering how the boat documentation law can be violated, this article is right for you. The legislation governing vessels’ documentation is an essential component of the marine rules. When rules are broken, there is the potential for severe repercussions, including seizing one’s vessel. It is essential to have a good understanding of…

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…

how do I get an abstract of title

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…