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What is a Coast Guard Documentation Number?

The Coast Guard Documentation Number is the official number of a documented vessel. This number is to be prominently displayed on the vessel, signifying its documented status. This number stays with the vessel for the vessel’s lifetime. When someone sends in their form to get their Coast Guard documentation number, they receive a USCG Certificate of…

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US Coast Guard Boat Requirements for Business, Pleasure, and Documentation

Do you remember the feeling of being in school and discovering that, no, you didn’t have your homework? Hopefully, this never happened to you, but it happened to some of us. That feeling can come back (and even worse) if you should get caught on your vessel without the proper documentation. Of course, the stakes…

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How to Register a Boat Quickly, Easily, and Completely

Looking for how to register a boat quickly? Do you want to register your vessel but don’t want the process to drag on and on? The Maritime Documentation Center was designed to make it easier for vessel owners to handle all of their documentation. That certainly includes the initial registration, as well as renewal, even…

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What is a Documented Vessel and Should I Document Mine?

Have you been wondering what is a documented vessel? Are you unsure about whether or not it’s the right idea to document yours? These are understandable questions. Everything that you have to do to get ready for purchasing a boat (the research, the money, etc.) doesn’t exactly prepare you for the documentation part of it….

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How to Conduct A Coast Guard Documented Vessel Search by Owner

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…

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What Is A Documented Vessel and What Does It Mean For Ship Owners?

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…

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Boat Safely at a National Documentation Center

The primary concern of our national documentation center is, of course, documentation. That’s what we’ve built our business around, what we offer to vessel owners of all kinds. However, while documentation is critically important, it’s important to be safe on the water, too. That’s true at all times of the year, but it’s especially so during the fall….

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How to Make Use of The Documented Vessel Number

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…

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