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Documented Vessel Search Benefits for You

If you’re buying a boat and the owner states that it’s a documented ship, you must verify it by conducting a documented vessel search. You need to keep in mind the documented vessel search benefits for you. To start the search, you must enter the official number and vessel name. The 30-day expiration period If…

USCG Documentation Center

Having Trouble Dealing with the USCG Documentation Center?

You are trying to get your business in order so that you can have your commercial vessel ready to get started and your new business venture can get off the ground. You have done everything you think that you need to do, but you keep having trouble getting your Certificate of Documentation (COD) from the…

U.S. Coast Guard Documentation Center

Contacting the U.S. Coast Guard Documentation Center

Any time that you are dealing with government entities, there is the possibility of confusion, frustration, and anxiety. We all know the bureaucracy that we can face when we do things like pay taxes or look for information about property you have interest in buying. Even registering your car can be a hassle for you…

Coast Guard Documentation

Say Yes to Coast Guard Documentation

Boat owners like their boats. They like being on their boats, taking their boats out on the water, and just getting the most enjoyment possible out of their boats.  One thing most owners don’t like, however, is paperwork. Getting Coast Guard documentation can seem like an unnecessary burden, but it can actually come in quite…

US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation

The Importance of US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation

When you acquire a new ship, you can choose to register it with the US Coast Guard. For larger vessels, particularly those which you will be using in a commercial capacity, you may prefer to take out US coast guard vessel documentation. There are several factors involved in achieving documentation for your new boat, and…

Transfer Exchange of USCG Documentation

How to Arrange a Transfer Exchange of USCG Documentation

Owning a vessel requires a lot of form filling and paperwork, and if you happen to sell your boat, or want to transfer it to another person, then you will need to apply for a transfer of ownership certificate. This type of documentation will show the Coast Guard that you have completed a transfer, and…