boat registry

Using a Boat Without Being on the Boat Registry: the MARAD Waiver

Do you have a small vessel that you need to use to carry people right now, but it wasn’t made in America? Does it feel like you don’t have any legal options to use this vessel in the manner that you want? When it comes to what is and isn’t allowed on the boat registry,…

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Abstract of Title

Tangible, Concrete Benefits of an Abstract of Title

As you go about researching a vessel, does it feel like you can’t trust the information you’ve found about it? Have you been talking to someone about buying their vessel, yet everything they tell you seems “too good to be true?” When it comes to purchasing a vessel, you can’t be too careful. You want…

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documentation center

A Documentation Center Where You Can Find and Keep the Right Endorsement

Do you know what you want to use your vessel for, but aren’t sure how to keep in compliance with Coast Guard documentation? When you get to the part of the “initial” form that mentions “endorsement,” does it all seem a bit confusing? That’s perfectly understandable. As vessel owners ourselves, we wanted to make the…

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Coast Guard boat registration

How to Get Coast Guard Boat Registration and Hang Onto It

Do you think you need to get Coast Guard boat registration but aren’t sure? Have you thought about getting your boat registered yet don’t know if it’s absolutely necessary? Vessel owners like yourself have wondered about that exact thing for centuries. In fact, in America, vessel documentation goes back to the very first Congress. There…

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Coast Guard national vessel documentation center

Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center to Finance Your Vessel

Have you been looking for a way to get financing on your vessel? Does it seem like getting your vessel documented is something that could benefit you, but you aren’t sure about all of the specifics? If so, you’re in the same position that so many vessel owners have been over the years. You’ve found…

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Coast Guard vessel documentation

Keeping Coast Guard Vessel Documentation As Your Life Changes

Have you undergone a significant life change and aren’t sure how it relates to your Coast Guard vessel documentation? Do you think you need to make some alterations, but aren’t sure which ones or how to go about it? We’ve helped vessel owners with that since the very beginning. The truth is that, as much…

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boat registration renewal

Boat Registration Renewal Made to Fit Your Life

Do you have a nagging suspicion in the back of your mind that it’s time to renew your vessel registration? Does it feel like it’s time for boat registration renewal but you aren’t entirely sure? At our site, we understand how much of a chore vessel documentation can be. After all, we’re vessel owners ourselves….

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US Coast Guard documentation

US Coast Guard Documentation: Who Does and Doesn’t Need It

Are you uncertain about whether or not you have to get US Coast Guard documentation for your vessel? Have you seen vessel owners in your lake, river, bay, harbor, ocean, or anywhere else that have documentation and are unclear if it’s right for you? It can be confusing, as so many different kinds of vessels,…

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Coast Guard boat names

The Dos and Don’ts of Coast Guard Boat Names for Your Vessel

What’s in a name? For some, the name of their boat is something they’ve thought of for years. In idle daydreams or going through several drafts, many potential vessel owners have had their perfect vessel name picked out for years, possibly going back to childhood. For others, it’s the last thing they think about, something…

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Abstract of Title

An Abstract of Title: The Complete History of a Vessel

Have you been researching a vessel that you’re interested in, yet you don’t feel like you can trust any of the information sources you’ve come across? Does it seem like there’s no way to find out exactly what the real history of a vessel is? When considering buying a vessel, you need to know absolutely…

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