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.
Maritime Documentation Center is a private firm and not affiliated with National Vessel Documentation Center
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If you’re the owner of a new vessel, you may be interested to know how to change vessel name and hailing port. Although you will be strongly advised against doing so by the superstitious sailor community, who tell you changing a boat’s name is bad luck, you are set on your ways. What are the steps you should take for changing
USCG Documentation Forms If you are using your boat for recreational purposes only, you do not need to register it federally. The United Coast Guard does not mandate owners of a recreational boat to document their vessel. But they do encourage it. Why? USCG documentation offers plenty of benefits, especially if you like to travel in international waters. The Certificate
The USCG documentation number is the official number (ON) of a documented vessel. It stays with the boat for its lifetime. In some states, they allow state registration and federal documentation. Other states, however, do not let vessels to be identified as both a state registered and federally documented. However, if you live in a state that only allows either state
Boat ownership is something that is very special, and it provides you with the unique opportunity to travel in a way that many people may only dream about. Imagine sailing yourself to wonderful islands and countries that you never had the chance to visit before, or taking the time to travel up and down the coats of the United States,
Buying a boat can be an exciting experience. It’s one of the few experiences in life where even the research is fun. You can be sitting by the water, or at your computer at work, just going through all the potential boats and vessels that you want to buy. It’s easy to get lost in the day dream of it:
Are you at the point where you’re looking to get Coast Guard documentation for your vessel? Maybe you’ve been looking at getting a five ton vessel for more than recreation. Perhaps you’re at the point where you’re looking to get a vessel to make money by heading into certain fisheries, coast-wise areas, and the like. It’s easier to get this