Coast Guard documented vessel search

How to Conduct A Coast Guard Documented Vessel Search by Owner

When you want to find out more information about a vessel before you buy, it is standard practice to search for the name of the vessel using the USCG website. There are a few ways in which you can look for more information on the boat, however conducting a Coast Guard documented vessel search by…

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what is a documented vessel

What Is A Documented Vessel and What Does It Mean For Ship Owners?

When you are the owner of a new vessel, you might want to know more about its history and previous owners.  In order to do this, it is important that you understand exactly what is a documented vessel, what such a document can tell you about your boat, and what it means for you as…

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How to Make Use of The Documented Vessel Number

When you register your vessel with the US Coast Guard, you will receive an official number which establishes that the ship is fully documented. This number belongs to the boat for the rest of its lifetime, and this means that you need to display it so that it can be found easily by the Coast…

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USCG forms

A Place for USCG Forms That’s Always Open and Accessible

Do you need to fill out one or more USCG forms, but it feels like you can just never find the time? Have you sat down to complete any form of Coast Guard documentation, only to procrastinate and procrastinate until you don’t get it done? That doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you, rather, there’s…

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merchant mariners document

What is a Merchant Mariners Document?

Working on a ship or captaining a vessel can be a fantastic job. Still, it also requires skill, experience, and knowledge of the waters. While it may seem easy for you to just climb behind the wheel of your smaller boat and go out for the day, larger ships such as commercial boats or even…

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boat registration renewal

You Need to File a Boat Registration Renewal

Spring is here once again, and summer is just around the corner. You have probably already spent time getting your boat ready for the warmer weather, doing annual maintenance and cleaning after storing your vessel over the winter. While you are taking care of preparing your recreational watercraft for fun and adventures, it is a…

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watercraft registration

Watercraft Registration from Anywhere at Any Time

In our modern era, we seemingly have a technology that can help with everything. You can do your banking online, each of us carries what’s essentially a computer, camera, and so much more in our pocket. Self-driving cars are probably only a few years away. Yet, there’s really no app you can download, nor virtual…

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US Coast Guard Boat Requirements

Meeting Coast Guard Boat Requirements: Privacy and Safety

When you go out on the water, you have a plan. You have a clear idea of where you’re going to take your vessel and when. You make sure that someone on land knows where you’re supposed to be and when you’re supposed to be there. You do this because it’s safe – it protects…

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