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Every Form You Will Need When Documenting a Vessel

When it comes to the process of documenting a vessel, there are going to be a variety of different forms that you will need depending on the specifics of your situation. Some will be for those seeking to get first-time registration, while others will be needed when you need to get it back in place…

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Keeping Your Yacht Documentation Up to Date When Life Changes

Has your life changed in one way or another, and now you’re unsure about how to update your yacht documentation? Did you just make a significant life change and have a nagging suspicion that you need to alter your vessel documentation so as to stay in compliance with the authorities? When a vessel owner completes…

National Vessel Documentation Center

What a National Vessel Documentation Center Should Do for Vessel Owners

We believe that a “National Vessel Documentation Center” should make the documentation process easier for vessel owners. This shouldn’t sound like a revolutionary idea, but it kind of is. The documentation process, as you can probably tell if you’ve dealt with it before, is old. It goes back to the very first Congress of the…

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The Requirements and Categories for a Documented Vessel

Maintaining a registered documented vessel will require a lot of attention to each process, but they all have to start somewhere. If you have never documented a vessel, it’s important to know about exactly who gets to document a vessel in the United States. Not only that, but there are different categories under which it’s…

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When Do You Need a Boat Bill of Sale to Register Your Vessel?

When it comes to getting your vessel registration in order, there are going to be a lot of documents that you will have to gather as part of your application, especially if you are just now getting your initial documentation for your vessel. You have to prove ownership over the vessel, as well as your…

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Lesser-Known Uses of Our Vessel Documentation Portal

You know that our vessel documentation portal is used for initial documentation, renewing it, all that kind of thing. But, have you ever looked at our site and wondered: “what are some of those other forms for?” It might not seem like a pressing need right now, but as a vessel owner, you know that…

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Boat Documentation Services to Get Your Vessel Papers in Order

Your vessel documentation will be the most important administrative aspect of your ownership. It’s very important that you always keep in mind that you need to be on top of your documentation’s status, always making sure that you are not sailing with an expired registration or that you don’t let it expire in the first…

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Our US Coast Guard Documentation Center Sets Us Apart

Have you been trying to find somewhere online you trust with your vessel documentation? Does each US Coast Guard documentation center seem less trustworthy than the last? When it comes to your vessel, your money, and your information, you can’t be too careful. Just as you would be cautious when putting gasoline into your vessel…

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Get and Maintain a Certificate of Registration for Your Documented Vessel

Have you been trying to get a Certificate of Registration, but aren’t sure of the best way to go about it? Do you have a documented vessel and want to ensure it stays that way? We designed our Vessel Documentation Online site to provide exactly that. While our site has many different forms available, perhaps…

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Initial Vessel USCG Application: Application to Boat How You Want

Have you found a great maritime business opportunity and want the right kind of vessel documentation to take advantage of it? Are you in the middle of your initial vessel USCG application and aren’t sure exactly which endorsement to choose? So much of the language that’s associated with vessel documentation is jargon, the kinds of…