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How to Make US Vessel Registration Simple

What comes to mind when you think of “filling out US Vessel Registration?” For many vessel owners, the images are not kind ones: vessel owners hunched over forms, meticulously and nervous writing out the proper words in hopes that they don’t make a single mistake. Or, alternately, perhaps you imagine being in a dark room,…

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US Boat Registry Site on Staying Safe in the Cold

Perhaps the only thing more beautiful than a body of water in the summer is that same body of water in the winter. Leafless trees, endless skies, and still water: there’s a reason that, for millennia, mankind has made pictures of bodies of water in cold weather. It’s only natural that, if it’s possible for…

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A USCG Form Site on Staying Warm During Cold Boating

For a strong majority of people, summer boating is the best. Warm temperatures, warm water, and warmer sun makes for a great time on the water. However, for plenty of folks, cold weather boating is great, too. Brisk, even cool autumn temperatures, the sight of the leaves onshore, the fact that you’re probably going to…

USCG Craft Documentation

USCG Craft Documentation for Wherever the Seas Run

Getting the right documentation for your vessel doesn’t have to be difficult. It can seem like it is. It can feel like there’s so much paperwork, so much of which may (or may not) apply to your specific vessel. And, if you don’t fill it out in just the right way, you either won’t be…

US Coast Guard renewal documentation

US Coast Guard Renewal Documentation: Right Side Up

Getting your initial Coast Guard documentation is one thing. Keeping it is another. At Vessel Documentation Online, we can help you to do both. At our site, you can do what you have to do to register your vessel in the first place. Then, you can renew your documentation at our site, too. That way,…

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Vessel Documentation Query: “How Do I Boat Safely at Thanksgiving?”

We often get asked general boating questions in addition to the questions about vessel documentation. As the holidays approach and the temperatures drop across North America, we’ve been receiving a vessel documentation query that has nothing to do with vessel documentation at all: “how can we boat safely during the holidays?” It’s clear that there…

Coast Guard Vessel Documentation

Make Dealing with the U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Center Easier

If you have recently purchased a boat, whether it is for recreational use or for commercial use for your business, you will find that dealing with the Coast Guard is going to become a regular part of your life. While you may undoubtedly see the Coast Guard out on the waters with your watercraft, you…