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 owner is currently not possible, so you will have to be creative in how you locate more information about the vessel as well as previous owners. If you need to seek help for this information, then you should reach out to the Maritime Documentation Center.
What You Can Look For
The USCG has a database containing a list of all registered and documented vessels in their jurisdiction. It will not, for example, contain the names of boats which are registered simply with the state board, so you will have to look elsewhere for details of the vessel if they have never been documented with the Coast Guard. Looking for the boat by using the name and details of the owner is currently not possible, but there are other ways that you can search. For example, you might be able to get information on previous owners by looking at the information found in a vessel name search, or a documentation number search. Both of these are likely to be much more accurate than searching for a single owner, and with our help, you should be able to find the information that you want very easily. Contact us today to find out how we can help you to get more from your search.
Getting the Information That You Want
Even if you are not able to conduct a search using the name of the owner, you can still look for information about the boat. A negative search will indicate that the boat is not documented, but even if it has been registered with the Coast Guard it might show you if the registration is inactive or if there are liens and other flags on the boat. In order to find out more about the vessel, a documentation search can be easily done through our services. You can also ask us for more details of the information provided by the search results.
Let Us Help You Search
While you cannot conduct a Coast Guard documented vessel search by owner, there are other ways that you can find the information that you need. Let us help you to conduct a search using suitable parameters, and our teams will be able to help you resolve that information into useful facts about the boat you want to buy. Talk to the Maritime Documentation Center today about the information you are looking for, and we will be happy to assist you. Just reach out to us using our contact form today or call us at (800) 535-8570 now.