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Why Ship Documentation is Different than Registration

Why Ship Documentation is Different than Registration

As the owner of a vessel, you need to understand why ship documentation is different than registration. These small differences can make a big impact in your experience. Recreational vessel owners are required to register their boats with the respective state governments in the USA. Each state has different requirements and agencies to manage these…

Perform a US Coast Guard Documentation Search for USCG Certified Vessels

Perform a US Coast Guard Documentation Search for USCG Certified Vessels

One of the factors to consider when purchasing a used boat is that the vessel has to be documented. A certificate of documentation is one of the requirements if you’re applying for a loan to finance your boat purchase. In that way, the mortgage, also known as preferred ship’s mortgage, is recorded and saved in…

Preferred Ship Mortgage

Useful Information about Preferred Ship Mortgage

At Vessel Documentation Online, LLC, we pride ourselves on providing relevant legal information for all vessel’s users. One common request we receive is of useful information about Preferred Ship Mortgage. There’s not much clear information available and sometimes it can be tricky to understand some details. If your vessel is eligible for documentation, you should…

Perform a Coast Guard Documented Vessel Search

Perform a Coast Guard Documented Vessel Search

Purchasing a second-hand boat will let you spend days of sailing or relaxing under the sun. However, it’s difficult to enjoy those moments if the ship you bought is without proper documentation or with liens attached to it. That’s why experts encourage buyers to perform a Coast Guard documented vessel search before making a final…