Abstract of Title

The Abstract of Title

Have you been trying to learn all you can about a vessel for a prospective purchase? Are you concerned that, once you purchase the vessel, you’re going to find something out that makes it a bad decision in retrospect? These are common concerns that people in your position have had for decades if not centuries….

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boat registration renewal

Boat Registration Renewal so You’re Ready to Go This Spring

Have you been thinking about getting your boat’s registration renewed but aren’t sure if it’s the right time? Do you feel like the boat registration renewal process is so, so much more challenging than it should be? If you’re a vessel owner who finds yourself procrastinating whenever it’s time to renew your registration, you certainly…

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Coast Guard documentation

Coast Guard Documentation to Utilize Your Vessel How You Want

Are you filling out your initial Coast Guard documentation and are stumped by section “J,” “Endorsements for Which Application is Made?” Do you feel unsure about which of those is right for your vessel and your needs? “Endorsements” are an important part of your documentation. In a very real way, they let the powers that…

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More Than USCG Renewal: Forms You May Need & When You’ll Need Them

Have you gone to our site for your USCG renewal, seen all of the other forms that we offer, and thought: “I’m not sure when or if I might need those?” Do you feel like your vessel needs some other forms of documentation but you aren’t sure what those might be? We designed the Maritime…

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what is USCG

What is USCG and Other Pertinent Questions

Have you been researching online what you need for your vessel and found all these comments about the “USCG” but aren’t sure what is USCG? Do you feel like each of the rules for how vessels get documented are a bit hard to follow? Much of what we do at the Maritime Documentation Center is…

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Coast Guard boat registration database

Coast Guard Boat Registration Database

Have grown concerned that certain life changes have made it so that you won’t be able to stay on the Coast Guard boat registration database? Does it seem like the rules are arbitrary about what does and does not have to be given to the powers that be? Here at the Maritime Documentation Center, we…

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USCG vessels,

Ways USCG Vessels (and All Others) Can Stay Safe this Spring

Are you finally ready to take your vessel out on the water this spring, but want to make sure that everything is safe? Has the weather gotten warm enough to the point where it’s time to get your vessel out of storage? There is nothing, nothing like taking your boat out after it’s been locked…

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boat registry

Using a Boat Without Being on the Boat Registry: the MARAD Waiver

Do you have a small vessel that you need to use to carry people right now, but it wasn’t made in America? Does it feel like you don’t have any legal options to use this vessel in the manner that you want? When it comes to what is and isn’t allowed on the boat registry,…

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