What Does It Take for My Boat to Be Registered in The Coast Guard

What Does It Take for My Boat to Be Registered in The Coast Guard?

As the owner of a USCG vessel, it is your responsibility to ensure that your vessel is properly registered with the Coast Guard. But what does it take to be in the coast guard? We will go through what registration comprises and how to register your yacht with the appropriate authorities. It is also important…

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USCG Documentation Requirements on Registration Number

USCG Documentation Requirements on Registration Number

Are you aware that all boats and vessels registered in your name must meet USCG documentation requirements? We’ll go through the specifics of what’s required and how to make sure your registration number is up to snuff in this article. At least three inches high, the registration number of all USCG verified vessels must be…

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What Does It Mean to Have a Coast Guard Documented Vessel

What Does It Mean to Have a Coast Guard Documented Vessel?

There are several advantages to owning a Coast Guard-documented vessel, including lower liability and traveling more easily internationally. The question is, what does Coast Guard documented vessel mean?” As part of this essay, we’ll go through the fundamentals of USCG paperwork and explain how it may be beneficial to you and your vessel. If you’re…

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Vessel Documentation Portal Protected by SSL Encryption

Vessel Documentation Portal Protected by SSL Encryption

The new Vessel Documentation Portal from the U.S. Coast Guard is now SSL encrypted, making it more secure for users. The USCG made this adjustment to protect the personal information of all boat owners. There is a process that vessel owners must go through before using the VDP. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption ensures that…

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Required Boat Documentation You Should Have Before Sailing

Required Boat Documentation You Should Have Before Sailing

Having all of your documentation in order before a trip out on the water is essential for boat owners. Even if you don’t own a boat, it’s good to know what kind of boat documentation you’ll need to go underway legally. One of the most critical responsibilities of a boat owner is to ensure proper…

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Minimum Size Required for A Boat to Get USCG Documentation

Minimum Size Required for A Boat to Get USCG Documentation

The USCG has certain size standards that must be met before a vessel may acquire USCG documentation. Vessels must be at least 25 feet in length and 7 feet broad to be registered by the US Coast Guard. There are, however, certain exceptions to this. For example, single-engine powerboats with a length of little more…

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NVDC Vessel Search by HIN And Official Number Available Here

NVDC Vessel Search by HIN And Official Number Available Here

It is now possible for USCG vessel owners who need to search a particular vessel by HIN and Official Number to do so via the National Vessel Documentation Center’s (NVDC) website. Additionally to the Hull Identification Number (HIN) and Official Number, this new feature enables users to search for boats by name or state registration…

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How To Sell a Documented Vessel with The Right Paperwork

How To Sell a Documented Vessel with The Right Paperwork?

USCG vessel owners need to ensure they have all of the proper documentation before selling their boats. We’ll go through the processes you need to follow to sell a documented vessel in this blog article. For example, the Coast Guard issues a Certificate of Documentation (COD). Because the vessel is owned and controlled by the…

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Processing for the National Vessel Documentation Center

Processing for the National Vessel Documentation Center

You may not have known that the Maritime Paperwork Center and the NVDC are responsible for processing documentation for boats that have been documented following the United States Coast Guard statutes. This comprises the registration of vessels, the measurement of tonnage, and the issuance of inspection certificates. For vessel owners and operators, it is essential…

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