boat name lookup

Confused About Boat Name Lookup? You Don’t Have to Be

There’s a boat you have your eye on. After you search for it online, you might think you’ve found some good, detailed information. Of course, you’d like to believe it, but since you just found it on the internet, it might not be accurate. The owner is very helpful, but you aren’t 100% sure you…

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Coast Guard boat registration database

Better Access to the Coast Guard Boat Registration Database

The Coast Guard boat registration database is specifically designed to keep track of registered vessels. It has quite a bit of information on vessels that are registered, which can come in handy when you’re researching a vessel you’ve had your eye on or even if you’re just curious about what’s out there. However, as great…

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a Certificate of Documentation

Getting a Certificate of Documentation Without Being Certifiable

If you’re like so many other vessel owners, then you probably have a procedure for when you start your vessel up. You may have a checklist you go through in order to make sure that everything is in working order before you set out on the water. Your vessel documentation works in a similar fashion….

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USCG national vessel documentation

Why Would Someone Want USCG National Vessel Documentation?

“Is all of this USCG national vessel documentation really necessary?” Vessel owners everywhere have asked themselves this question for many years. That question is often asked while poring over some form, trying to figure out the right way to complete it. It’s true: even the correct form of vessel documentation doesn’t make a ship more…

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vessel registry search

Finding Where to Perform a Vessel Registry Search

The more you know about anything you are going to buy, the better consumer you are going to be and the happier you will be with your final decision. This rings true whether you are buying produce at the grocery store, ordering a shirt online, choosing a new mechanic for your car, or doing something…

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National Vessel Documentation Center abstract of title

Obtaining a National Vessel Documentation Center Abstract of Title

Knowing as much as you can about a big purchase of an item like a luxury boat or yacht just makes good sense. You do not want to invest the kind of money necessary to buy an item like this without knowing as much as possible about it first. You may take a lot of…

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Coast Guard abstract of title

Using a Coast Guard Abstract of Title Before Buying a Ship

You spotted that pleasure boat or luxury vessel as you drove by the marina and it immediately caught your eye. It’s beautiful and it has everything you ever wanted in a ship. And to top it off, it had a “For Sale” posted on it. You may have called the phone number or looked up…

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Coast Guard vessel search

A Coast Guard Vessel Search Provides Valuable Information

We live in an age today where information is vital in nearly every decision we make. Whether we are looking to select a doctor, a restaurant, a wireless phone plan, or buy a new couch, we do research and look at reviews and background to see what the best choice would be. Now think about…

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maritime document

What Maritime Documents do I Need?

Of all of the questions that we get asked, this might be the most common. Knowing what to do with your vessel doesn’t necessarily correspond to knowing what to do with your maritime document. Being the best helmsman or vessel owner does not mean that you will automatically understand vessel documentation. That’s alright, though, and…

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