CG-1270 certificate of documentation

The CG-1270 Certificate Of Documentation Is Essential Vessel Paperwork

You are the proud owner of a new boat, and want to put it to sea as soon as possible after the purchase completes. If you are intending to use the boat for anything other than pleasure – even once a year – then you will need to submit an application to be registered with…

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The National Vessel Documentation Center Renewal Online Service

The National Vessel Documentation Center Renewal Service Online

Spring is a time of renewal. The flowers are blooming, the leaves are sprouting, and the air is warming up. If you own your recreational vessel, you’ve probably been thinking about taking it back out on the water. Perhaps you’ve done so already. On some spring days, it can feel a little chill. However, on…

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the Abstract of Title

Updated information on What the Abstract of Title Is

For some, buying and maintaining a boat is the epitome of the American Dream. While purchasing the boat is certainly an achievement, it is important to realize that it is all a major investment that requires quite a bit of thought and commitment. Before you drop anchor off the coast of Key West, there are some…

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an Abstract of Title Vessel

What is an Abstract of Title Vessel?

Buying a vessel, boat or even a yacht is a massive undertaking;  it is a thoughtful financial obligation that requires long-term maintenance for as long as you will own it. To make sure you are investing your money intelligently, ensure that you do your homework before you finalize any deal. To get all the compulsory…

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Why Your USCG Documentation Can Help You Avoid Pollution

Why Your USCG Documentation Can Help You Avoid Pollution

As a boat owner, you understand the importance of clean waterways. It can affect the water, the wildlife and how your own well being. Having USCG documentation means you are a responsible owner. It can also mean that you care about your environment because you keep your vessel in good, clean repair. If you are…

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vessel documentation service

Understanding Documentation of Your Vessel

Congratulations! You finally have found the boat of your dreams and you are ready to make your purchase. Your next course of action should be centered on ensuring you have the proper documentation moving forward. It’s not enough to hand over the money and call the boat yours. It can be a confusing, long and…

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MARAD Waiver

MARAD Wavier Explained

Of all of the different forms on our vessel documentation services site, the MARAD Waiver, or the MARAD Small Vessel Waiver Program, specifically, is one that we get the most questions about. To be clear, this is not a kind of vessel documentation that will apply to all that many boat owners. That being said,…

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Preferred Ship Mortgage

Preferred Ship Mortgage Explained

The “Preferred Ship Mortgage” is one of the ways that you can go about securing boat loans. Typically, this particular kind of mortgage is for vessels that are over 26 feet in length. For boats that are smaller than that, the title and a notation of the security interest recorded on the title should be…

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