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 a boat for your family and friends to be on. Regardless of the purpose of the vessel, you want to do as much research as possible. Part of that research can be a boat name lookup. At our site, you can do that for thousands of vessels.

How our Boat Name Lookup Works

At our site, it’s easier than ever to look up a boat name. All you have to do is to go to the “Vessel Search” link on our site. Click on that, and then type in the official number and/or name of the vessel. You don’t actually need both to find the vessel, you just need one or the other. Then, click Submit, and we’ll give you the results that we have. One thing to keep in mind: sometimes the Submit button doesn’t work, and the page fails to load. If that’s the case, then just refresh the page.

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What to Keep in Mind

Here at the Maritime Documentation Center, we don’t actually control the database. This database is the United States Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center Database Vessel Documentation Search. That means that it’s maintained entirely by the Coast Guard themselves. So, we can’t update the list with the most up to date information. Many vessel owners have told us that they know there’s information in there that doesn’t show up. Well, if that’s the case, it’s typically due to the database not being updated yet. You see, they update it every quarter. If you know the information is in there but it doesn’t show up, that could be the case.

What the Information Could Tell You

Boat buying has always been a little difficult. It’s not as easy to check out buying a boat as it is buying a car. For example, if you want to take a car for a test drive, you can do so any time of year. However, if you’re buying a boat in the middle of winter, it’s not always easy to get it out on the water to see if it’s right for you. Even if it is nice out, you may not be able to take the boat for a spin. That’s just one more reason that it’s so important to get as much information as possible ahead of time. That’s what you can do with our documentation search. You can find out if there are liens, how many owners and more – all backed up by the United States Coast Guard

More than a Search

At our site, we’re proud of our documentation lookup, but it’s far from all that we offer. Should you decide to purchase a vessel, we can help with all of the documentation if you call (800) 535-8570.