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National Vessel Documentation Center Renewal Online

Our National Vessel Documentation Center Renewal Online Service

Everything about paperwork is off-putting. Even the word “paperwork” sounds boring, like something you want to avoid. At our site, you don’t have to worry about paperwork relating to your vessel. In fact, you won’t have to deal with paper at all. Instead, you can simply go through our site and put in the information…

Documenting a Vessel

Documenting a Vessel Made Easier

In the not so recent past, there was nothing particularly easy about documenting a vessel. In fact, it was basically the opposite: it could feel like the process was as onerous as possible. Instead of making it easy to get the documentation you needed, it could seem like the process was being made intentionally difficult.…

Steps to Follow to Acquire Your Cruising Permit

Steps to Follow to Acquire Your Cruising Permit

Foreign-flagged boats and other types of recreational vessels that come from different countries need to apply for a cruising permit. This Boat Documentation must have mutual arrangements with the US. Upon issuance of this permit, the captain of the vessel gets exempted from having to: File manifestos, acquire permits or accomplish any related entry or…

Yacht Brokers Is the Yacht Legal for Sale

Yacht Brokers: Is the Yacht Legal for Sale?

If you’re planning to sell your yacht, you should first get it ready for the market. This doesn’t just mean cleaning up your vessel and performing repairs. You also need to prepare the proper Vessel Documentation and comply with other legal requirements. In particular, be very careful with the following issues as they might make…

Essential Requirements to Own a U.S. Documented Vessels

Essential Requirements to Own a U.S. Documented Vessel

It can be confusing knowing whether foreign citizens can document their boat with the US Coast Guard and if they have to register their boat under the laws of a state within the United States. This depends on the specific scenario; therefore, the answer may differ. It is important to note that there is a…