MARAD Waiver

MARAD Wavier Explained

Of all of the different forms on our vessel documentation services site, the MARAD Waiver, or the MARAD Small Vessel Waiver Program, specifically, is one that we get the most questions about. To be clear, this is not a kind of vessel documentation that will apply to all that many boat owners. That being said,…

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Preferred Ship Mortgage

Preferred Ship Mortgage Explained

The “Preferred Ship Mortgage” is one of the ways that you can go about securing boat loans. Typically, this particular kind of mortgage is for vessels that are over 26 feet in length. For boats that are smaller than that, the title and a notation of the security interest recorded on the title should be…

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Vessel Documentation

Abstract of Title Vessel Documentation

“Abstract of Title” vessel documents are important documents to acquire, particularly when you’re going about the process of buying a boat. These are documents you’re definitely going to want to look at for a variety of reasons. As with many of the forms that you can find at our site, the “legalese” in the documents…

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Satisfaction of Mortgage form

About USCG Satisfaction of Mortgage Form

One thing we’ve learned over the years about USCG documentation forms: they weren’t named with regular people in mind. It’s been our experience that most people who own boats would much rather be on their boats than filling out some form. These are legal forms, designed by lawyers and legislators, so they can be a…

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USCG Documentation Forms

USCG Documentation Forms and Winter Safety

All year long, we provide you with USCG documentation forms and service. That means that we have all of the Certificates of Documentation, Change of Vessel Name or Hailing Port files and the like that you could ever be looking for. One thing we always want to emphasize is safe boating. Being out on a…

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vessel documentation services

Improved Vessel Documentation Services

If you’ve been reading our blogs recently, you’ll notice that we talk a lot about “things we do for our customers.” We know that you have a lot of choices in how you take care of your vessel documentation needs. There are a lot of options, so we’re always trying to do more for our…

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Documenting a Vessel

Documenting a Vessel: How to

In all of our blogs, we try to give our readers something they might not have had before. We try to point out something different and new about our site or explain a form that they might not have encountered before. Many of these forms are filled with what’s colloquially referred to as “legalese.” That…

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Transfer Exchange of USCG Documentation

Transfer Exchange of USCG Documentation

You’ve got a boat that you’ve enjoyed quite a bit, but it’s time to move on from it. Maybe you’re giving this vessel to someone in your family. Perhaps you’ve decided to sell it, get as much as you can for it, and then see what the future brings. No matter why you’re selling the…

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Bill of Sale

About the US Coast Guard Bill of Sale

If you’ve been reading these blogs for any length of time, then you know that we take great pride in offering all of the vessel documentation services that you might need. That means that we have all of the Transfer/ Exchange, the Preferred Ship Mortgages, the Change of Address forms and everything else. When you…

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