USCG Boat Names

Best Practices and Ideas for USCG Boat Names

Do you know what you want the name of your vessel to be, but you aren’t sure if it’s the right one? Are you unsure what to name your vessel and want to know the rules? The name of your vessel may not seem like the biggest deal in the world, but it’s actually quite…

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Coast Guard Renewal Documentation

Coast Guard Renewal Documentation to Stay Afloat

Do you feel like your vessel’s documentation needs to be renewed soon, but you aren’t sure how to do so? Does it feel like when you sit down to complete vessel documentation forms that it’s all much harder than it should be? Documentation renewal is one of the most common reasons that folks use our…

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Abstract of Title

Coast Guard Documentation Lookup Before you Buy: the Abstract of Title

Have you been researching a vessel before you purchase it but just aren’t sure what information you can trust? Does it seem like all of the information you find online about one vessel or another just doesn’t seem accurate? These are common, understandable problems that vessel owners have often. No one wants to buy something…

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Coast Guard Documentation Number

Acquiring a Coast Guard Documentation Number Simply and Easily

Are you in the process of figuring out whether or not you want to get a Coast Guard documentation number? Have you looked into it and are still on the fence? The truth is that documenting a vessel isn’t an option for every vessel. Indeed, some don’t qualify. By that same token, there are those…

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Coast Guard Vessel Documentation

A Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Team on Your Side

Are you tired of filling out Coast Guard vessel documentation on your own? Does it seem like this is something that you have to do without anyone being able to help you? We hear you loud and clear. The truth is that, for many, completing boat documentation is a lonely process. You have to figure…

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USCG Portal

A USCG Portal Designed for the Modern Vessel Owner

Does it feel like every USCG portal that’s “easy to use” is actually anything but? Have you felt like these online documentation sites were designed for someone other than vessel owners? That’s how we felt. That’s one of the many reasons that we started the Maritime Documentation Center. We wanted there to be a vessel…

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Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center

Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center: Stay Safe in Summer

Did you spend all winter cooped up, waiting for the moment when you could take your boat back out on the water? Has it just been too long since you took your vessel on the rolling waves and under the warm sun? Summer is finally here in North America, and it’s time to get back…

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Coast Guard Boat Registration Database

Coast Guard Boat Registration Database: Getting On and Staying There

Does it feel like getting onto the Coast Guard boat registration database is more difficult than it should be? Have you gone online to try and register your vessel yet, after you had done so, found that it was just too much trouble? If your vessel is a certain size and you’re going to use…

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Coast Guard Documentation Center

Coast Guard Documentation Center: A “Small” Vessel Waiver with “Big” Upside

Do you have a vessel that isn’t documented that you want to use on American waters? Did you recently come into possession of a foreign-built vessel and you want to see what you can use it for legally? Some folks think that if they have such a vessel, there isn’t much that they can do…

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US Coast Guard Documentation

US Coast Guard Documentation to Chart Your Own Course Your Way

Did you get US Coast Guard documentation for your vessel because you’re going to use it in a commercial endeavor? Are you “on the fence,” so to speak, about getting your vessel documented? There are any number of reasons to get your vessel documented. One of the most popular is because you’re going to use…

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