US Coast Guard vessel registration

Why you want US Coast Guard Vessel Registration

At the Maritime Documentation Services, we believe that many boats should have the proper kind of documentation. However, it’s important to note that we’re not trying to sell you on documentation. There are plenty of vessels that should have US Coast Guard vessel registration and plenty of vessels that shouldn’t. We’re not here to sell…

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maritime documents

Maritime Documents that are Actually Useful

From the moment you get serious about purchasing a vessel, you may be inundated with different maritime documents. Many of these documents will be frivolous and unnecessary at best: flyers for sales, information about boats on sale, and the like. Some, like the kind you may find when you’re researching boats online, will be out…

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coast guard boat registration

Coast Guard Boat Registration : Protecting Your Vessel

Commercial vessels in the US can be easily protected by a certificate of documentation, issued by the US Coast Guard. When buyers purchase a new boat, intending to make money using it on the waters of the United States or in International waters, they may want to know more about whether documentation is the right…

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NVDC satisfaction of mortgage

When Will You Need an NVDC Satisfaction Of Mortgage Vessel Document?

When you purchase a boat, it is standard practice to take out a particular type of loan known as a Preferred Ship Mortgage. These are a traditional type of bank loans, in operation for more than a century, which gives you special allowances on your mortgage, in exchange for the bank placing a lien on…

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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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Coast Guard vessel lookup

How A Coast Guard Vessels Lookup Could Help Protect Your Investment

You are considering buying a boat from a seller, and want to know more about the vessel than the buyer can tell you. You might want to know its place of origin, which can affect the type of registration you can apply for, or are concerned that there might be unresolved liens on the boat….

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documented vessel number

A Documented Vessel Number, Explained

If you have a documented vessel, you have a documented vessel number. You may wonder why you would want to get your vessel documented and how the process would work. There are many benefits to getting your documented vessel numbers, but it’s not for everyone. Some vessels have to be documented, whereas others shouldn’t be…

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Coast Guard documentation renewal

Coast Guard Documentation Renewal: the Next Frontier

The time has come for your Coast Guard documentation renewal … probably. If you’re like many vessel owners, it’s natural to not be 100% sure when that’s taking place. You do know that you have to get it renewed once a year, but you may not be exactly sure just when that is. As vessel owners…

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US Boat Registry

Your Connection to the US Vessel Registry

The US Vessel Registry, among other things, keeps track of USCG vessel documentation. If this may sound new to you, it very much isn’t new. In fact, this is one of the first agreed-upon functions of the United States government. The 11th act of the very First Congress was setting up vessel documentation. The reasons…

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