Coast Guard Documentation

Coast Guard Documentation Q&A

Q: What is a Coast Guard Documentation Number?  A: 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…

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MARAD waiver

What is the MARAD Waiver and How to Apply?

There are certain specific regulations that United States law has in place for the sake of domestic commerce. In the interest of prioritizing American vessel-owners and United States-built vessels, for example, the Maritime Administration has certain protections in place to regulate who has primer access to commerce between domestic ports. It’s because of this that…

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Abstract of Title

What is an Abstract of Title and Other Maritime Registration Questions

An abstract of title refers to the record of all documents that have been submitted to the United States Coast Guard for one particular vessel. This abstract will only list the information that has been provided to the Coast Guard during the time the boat in question was registered, which means that there are probably…

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USCG national documentation center

The Ways Our USCG National Documentation Center Saves You Time

When you go online to find a way to complete your vessel documentation, does it feel like instead of making it easier to fill out these forms, everything you see makes it more difficult? Does it feel like it shouldn’t be that hard to complete some online forms? Those are some of the ideas we…

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USCG Renewal

Do You Want to Never Have to Worry about USCG Renewal Again?

Are you worried that it’s been too long since you renewed your vessel registration? Does it seem like this sneaks up on you every year, and you have to stress about getting it done at the last minute? If so, you aren’t alone. That’s something that vessel owners have been dealing with for decades. The…

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US vessel

You Got a US Vessel, Now How Do You Stay in Compliance?

Did you just purchase your first US vessel? Or, have you gotten your first vessel in some time, and you aren’t sure about how to proceed in getting the right documentation? We designed the Maritime Documentation Center for vessel owners of all kinds. Whether this is your first vessel or your thousandth (or any number…

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Coast Guard documentation

Coast Guard Documentation and Boating Safely Over the 2020 Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us. We’re all looking for safe, enjoyable ways to spend time with the ones that matter most to us. On a boat ride, you can take in the beauty of the wintry scenery, all while being in a safe, open-air environment. That said, there’s more you can do to make…

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Abstract of Title

Abstract of Title and Foreign Vessel Registry: The Whole Truth

Want to find out more about a vessel but don’t trust online sources? Have you narrowed your search down to a couple vessels that you really like, yet want to have as much information as possible? No one wants to spend the money on a vessel without being in possession of all of the facts….

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National Vessel Documentation Center

How Our National Vessel Documentation Center Improves Documentation

Does the idea of sitting down to fill out your online documentation make you want to do literally anything else? Have you tried to schedule a time to complete your documentation, yet as the time draws near you procrastinate, and just keep putting it off? We designed our National Vessel Documentation Center for, well, people…

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