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USCG National Documentation Center

The Best Way to Work with the USCG National Documentation Center

We have all heard nightmare stories from family, friends, and co-workers whenever someone has to deal with a government agency. Whether it is a federal department, a state one, or part of your local government, you are, invariably, going to end up waiting in line, going back and forth several times, making mistakes, and getting…

transfer exchange of USCG documentation

What Does A Transfer Exchange Of USCG Documentation Mean?

Whenever you buy or sell a boat, you will need to submit documentation to the USCG. Filing the right report to the Coast Guard will mean that you are now the owner of the boat, or have transferred ownership to another person. This can be especially important to ensure that the Coast Guard is speaking…

US vessel registration

You’ve Gotten Your Initial US Vessel Registration, Now What?

The task has been completed. You purchased your boat, got everything together, and now it’s yours. To make sure that you can get out on the water legally, you’ve gotten your initial US vessel registration. This is a genuine accomplishment, the kind of occasion you should savor and celebrate. The thing is, that’s not the…

abstract of title for a vessel

Obtaining an Abstract of Title For Your Vessel

Buying a boat involves interacting with the US Coast Guard, including obtaining certification for your vessel. When you are about to purchase the boat, one of the most important pieces of documentation that you can obtain is the abstract of title. This should be obtained prior to the purchase and is evidence of all of…

Coast Guard boat registration

Smooth Sailing Onto the Coast Guard Boat Registration Database

It’s always great to be out on a boat. It’s even better when you’re on a boat when the weather is nice. Clear skies, a slight breeze, and water that looks glass — that’s the kind of thing people have been writing about for literally thousands of years. At our site, we believe that’s how…