If you’re in the market for a commercial vessel or a large recreational boat, it’s important to run a background check, especially if you are purchasing from a private seller. Checking a boat’s history can expose past problems and is a must for smart shoppers. Maritimedocumentation.us lets you perform a vessel documentation search by name or USCG number. We source our information directly from the United States Coast Guard registry. With a click of a button, you’ll find important information about the vessel, including a history of the boat’s owners, the age of the boat, the registered hailing port, and more!
Additionally, you’ll be able to check when the boat was last documented, so that you’ll know whether or not its registration information has expired.
How to perform a vessel documentation search
When you’re ready to perform a vessel search, you can do so by visiting our Maritime Documentation Center. Just enter the vessel’s official USCG number or the vessel’s name to run your check, and we’ll provide you with a boat history report that tells you all you need to know to make an informed decision.
Because we source our information directly from the USCG database, you can feel confident knowing that you are accessing official data. Please note that the USCG database is updated every quarter so we do not guarantee accuracy in your search results.
A One-stop-shop for all of your Needs
Maritime Documentation Center is a private firm that allows users to process ship documentation online from the USCG in just three easy steps. Through the portal users can renew their documentation, change their boat address, register their boats for the first time, and more! We use advanced technology and SSL encryption to quickly process your applications, and safeguard your private information.
As a boat owner, you are required by law to ensure that your vessel is properly registered. Failure to do so means you could be hit with some hefty fines, or possibly lose your boat. Regulation requirements will vary depending on the size of your vessel, and how it will be used.
If you’re looking to use your boat for commercial purposes, there will be additional documentation and other legal paperwork that will have to be completed. The Maritime Documentation Center is available to help you complete your filings, so that you can get up and running as soon as possible.