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How to Obtain the Correct USCG Boat Registration for Your Vessel

Safe boating almost always includes a “float plan.” By letting someone on land know where you and the vessel will be at all times, they’ll be in a better position to help more quickly should something go wrong. Before you take your vessel out on the water, you do everything in your power to make…

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How To Renew Coast Guard Documentation For Your Vessel

Traveling by yacht is one of the most wonderful experiences you can have, and getting out on the water has proven to be as delightful as you imagined it would be. In all this excitement and enjoyment, you might forget that a year has passed, and it’s necessary to renew Coast Guard documentation. You might…

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US Vessel Documentation Forms and When You Might Need Them

Of all the US vessel documentation forms, “Initial Vessel Documentation” might be the most easily understood. At our site, you can file for your initial documentation and then renew your documentation, too. However, we offer far more forms at our site than just these. Essentially wherever you are in terms of owning your vessel, you…

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Protect Your Boat With A Coast Guard Vessel Registry

Vessels operating in US waters are under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard, and if you want to make sure that your vessel is completely protected by this agency, you need to file for a certificate of documentation. If you are sailing this boat as a pleasure craft, or as a commercial investment,…

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Identify Boats With A US Vessel Documentation Search

Buying a boat could be your dream come true, and it makes sense to investigate every vessel that you look at before making an agreement to buy. Even second-hand boats can go for a great deal of money, so it makes sense to investigate thoroughly before you take out a mortgage or loan based upon…

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Beyond the US Boat Registration: Safe on the Water Year Round

When February comes to an end and gives way to March, in most of North America, that means that spring is right around the corner. Sure, there will be exceptionally cold days, but the sun will start to come out more often, too, and for longer, as well. That’s the kind of thing that can…

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46 CFR Part 67 (Subpart I) And Vessel Marking Requirements

If you have a large vessel, it is important to understand USCG regulations regarding boating. These are the rules that you are obliged to follow when operating your vessel in US waters. If you do not comply with these rules, then you may be fined heavily, or worse. If you are just beginning ownership of…

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Use Our Boat Documentation Service for the Best Help

Purchasing a boat is a significant investment that takes time and money, but boat ownership also includes a lot of paperwork, especially if you choose to or must register your vessel with the Coast Guard. There can be times for initial applications for documentation, you need replacements, are transferring documentation to a new owner, want…

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After National Boat Registration: Different Pathways

If you’ve been reading these blogs for any length of time, then you know that the first step in boat documentation is typically the initial registration. Should you require documentation for your vessel, that’s often the most common form to start with. However, after that, paths diverge. There are many different forms that you could…