Your documents will be processed and screened for any omissions or errors by our private company's documentation processors. Once complete, we will change your status to pending.
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Our private company will submit your documentation to the proper authorities, and you're done! Your docs will be issued by the US Coast Guard. We will keep you updated as to their current wait list times.
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National Vessel Documentation
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When you are in the process of buying a boat, you are likely to find that the dealer will ask you if you would like to document your vessel with the US Coast Guard. This is one way to provide yourself with protection while in US waters, but you may be torn between choosing to register with the state, and
When you want to find out more information about a vessel before you buy, it is standard practice to search for the name of the vessel using the USCG website. There are a few ways in which you can look for more information on the boat, however conducting a Coast Guard documented vessel search by owner is currently not possible,
When you are the owner of a new vessel, you might want to know more about its history and previous owners. In order to do this, it is important that you understand exactly what is a documented vessel, what such a document can tell you about your boat, and what it means for you as the new ship owner. By
Do you need to take out a loan before you can afford to buy a vessel? If so, then you might want to think about taking out a particular type of mortgage known as a preferred ship mortgage. This is a great way to protect your vessel and make sure that you can get the loan that you need for
When you register your vessel with the US Coast Guard, you will receive an official number which establishes that the ship is fully documented. This number belongs to the boat for the rest of its lifetime, and this means that you need to display it so that it can be found easily by the Coast Guard and others, should they
Do you need to fill out one or more USCG forms, but it feels like you can just never find the time? Have you sat down to complete any form of Coast Guard documentation, only to procrastinate and procrastinate until you don’t get it done? That doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you, rather, there’s something wrong with wherever you’re