Vessel Documentation Basic Things You Need to Know

Vessel Documentation: Basic Things You Need to Know

Do you think you may need to get your vessel documented, but aren’t sure? If your vessel measures more than five net tons (typically 25 feet in length or longer) and you’re a US citizen, you can document your vessel. If you’re going to use it for commercial fishing activities, transporting goods or people on…

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How to Get a Copy of Your Coast Guard Documentation, Replace it, and More

How to Get a Copy of Your Coast Guard Documentation, Replace it, and More

Do you need a copy of your Coast Guard documentation but aren’t sure of the process of going about getting one? Did you lose a copy of your Certificate of Registration and don’t know where you are in terms of validity? The Certificate of Registration is a crucially important document for many vessel owners. It’s…

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Common Questions about USCG Documentation

Common Questions about USCG Documentation (And Their Answers)

Do you have questions about USCG documentation but aren’t sure who to ask about them? When you talk to fellow boat owners about the ins and outs of documentation, do you get contradictory answers that don’t quite “add up?” When it comes to vessel documentation, you want to know the real truth before you make…

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Ship Documentation and Endorsements Using Your Vessel How You Want

Ship Documentation and Endorsements: Using Your Vessel How You Want

Do you know how you want to use your vessel but aren’t sure about the corresponding form of ship documentation? Are you filling your initial documentation application and have made it to Section J that asks for “Endorsements for Which Application is Made?” When you get your vessel documented, you have to pick an endorsement….

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How Often is Boat Registration Renewal

How Often is Boat Registration Renewal?

Does it feel like it’s time to renew your vessel’s registration but you aren’t sure? Have you felt a nagging in the back of your mind that it’s due yet you really don’t know? We designed the Maritime Documentation Center, in part, to alleviate those kinds of concerns. Really, we don’t believe that boat registration…

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Coast Guard Boat Requirements

Coast Guard Boat Requirements for Safety in Summer and Fall

As August turns to September and summer becomes fall, have you been trying to get out on your vessel for one last summer party with family and friends? Do you want to have a good time on the water before the leaves fall and the air grows cold? Now is the time of year when…

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Ship Documentation

How to Change and Update Your Ship Documentation When You Must

Did something change in your life in regards to you and/or your vessel? Does it feel like you should update your ship documentation but you aren’t sure if it’s the right move (or even how to do so?) We created the Maritime Documentation Center for exactly that scenario (among many others). As you know from…

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USCG Portal

Some Reasons Folks Document Their Vessel Through Our USCG Portal

“I guess vessel documentation is a good idea, but what are the real benefits to it if I don’t have to document my vessel?” At this point, you probably know that if your vessel measures five net tons or more and you’re using it for fishing and coastwise activities on navigable American waters or those…

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Vessel Documentation Search

Vessel Documentation Search for the Best Submission Portal is Over

Have you been searching for an easier way to complete your vessel documentation? Does it feel like it shouldn’t be difficult in the slightest to fill out vessel documentation? Before we started our site, we were vessel owners, just like you. We would do a vessel documentation search for a portal that made things easier…

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