USCG National Vessel Documentation Center

Our Help with USCG National Vessel Documentation Center

We make dealing with the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center that much easier. Having a vessel is exciting, whether you’re using it to spend time with those closest to you, or if you’re using it in the course of maritime business. When you need documentation, you should have to work too hard to find exactly…

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Coast Guard Boat Registration Database

Our Relationship to the Coast Guard Boat Registration Database

At the Maritime Documentation Center, we are not the Coast Guard Boat Registration Database. However, we do make interacting with that database easier. We can help with plenty of the functions that can make working with the Coast Guard to get your documentation that much simpler to deal with. If you think of the Coast…

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boat name lookup

A Boat Name Lookup for Everything you Need

There’s so much you want to do before you purchase a boat. After all, you’re buying a boat: this is not a small thing. This is a purchase that you’ll remember for the rest of your life, whether you’re buying a five net ton vessel for your new commercial fishing business, or if you’re purchasing…

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USCG Satisfaction and Release

The USCG Satisfaction and Release: A Form of Happiness

When we think of “happiness” in connection to a watercraft, multiple images may come to mind: a wild party with hundreds of your oldest friends as well as some new ones. Maybe you think about looking out over the railing during a sunset with a beloved. Or perhaps, alternatively, you can imagine riding a boat…

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US Coast Guard vessel registration

Why you want US Coast Guard Vessel Registration

At the Maritime Documentation Services, we believe that many boats should have the proper kind of documentation. However, it’s important to note that we’re not trying to sell you on documentation. There are plenty of vessels that should have US Coast Guard vessel registration and plenty of vessels that shouldn’t. We’re not here to sell…

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maritime documents

Maritime Documents that are Actually Useful

From the moment you get serious about purchasing a vessel, you may be inundated with different maritime documents. Many of these documents will be frivolous and unnecessary at best: flyers for sales, information about boats on sale, and the like. Some, like the kind you may find when you’re researching boats online, will be out…

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coast guard boat registration

Coast Guard Boat Registration : Protecting Your Vessel

Commercial vessels in the US can be easily protected by a certificate of documentation, issued by the US Coast Guard. When buyers purchase a new boat, intending to make money using it on the waters of the United States or in International waters, they may want to know more about whether documentation is the right…

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NVDC satisfaction of mortgage

When Will You Need an NVDC Satisfaction Of Mortgage Vessel Document?

When you purchase a boat, it is standard practice to take out a particular type of loan known as a Preferred Ship Mortgage. These are a traditional type of bank loans, in operation for more than a century, which gives you special allowances on your mortgage, in exchange for the bank placing a lien on…

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CG-1270 certificate of documentation

The CG-1270 Certificate Of Documentation Is Essential Vessel Paperwork

You are the proud owner of a new boat, and want to put it to sea as soon as possible after the purchase completes. If you are intending to use the boat for anything other than pleasure – even once a year – then you will need to submit an application to be registered with…

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