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Vessel Documentation Search

Vessel Documentation Search for the Best Submission Portal is Over

Have you been searching for an easier way to complete your vessel documentation? Does it feel like it shouldn’t be difficult in the slightest to fill out vessel documentation? Before we started our site, we were vessel owners, just like you. We would do a vessel documentation search for a portal that made things easier…

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Abstract of Title

Why You Should Get an Abstract of Title Before You Buy a Vessel

Have you been checking a vessel out but aren’t sure if it’s the right one for you? Does your research tell you that everything is on the “up and up” when it comes to this vessel, but you want to be certain? That makes all the sense in the world. A vessel is an investment,…

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US Coast Guard Documentation

US Coast Guard Documentation for Small Vessels Sans Documentation: MARAD

Do you have a vessel that you aren’t sure what to do with? Is there a vessel in your possession that you think may be foreign-built but you still want to see how you can use it in a commercial capacity legally? If you’ve looked at our FAQ and some of our other blogs, then…

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USCG Documentation

USCG Documentation Endorsements: Endorsing How You Want to Use Your Vessel

Do you have a clear idea of how you want to use your vessel but want to be certain that you’re in compliance with the powers that be? Are you completing your initial USCG documentation and have gotten to the part that mentions “Endorsements for Which Application is Made” and aren’t entirely sure what to…

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MARAD Small Vessel Waiver Program

Who Can Apply to the MARAD Small Vessel Waiver Program and How?

The MARAD waiver is a Maritime Administration mechanism meant for foreign-built vessels. After all, the Jones Act requires that the vessels operating in coastwise commerce be built domestically whenever possible. The MARAD small vessel waiver program recognizes that foreign-built vessels can also contribute to American commerce, which is why it grants waivers to certain vessels…

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NVDC Satisfaction of Mortgage

Quickly Apply for an NVDC Satisfaction of Mortgage for Your Vessel

We all know how satisfying it is to fulfill your mortgage if you’re a property owner. However, this does come with a lot of paperwork in order to properly rectify the new state of their ownership. For example, if you are placing a mortgage on a vessel, you will need to apply for an NVDC…

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Certificate of Documentation

Getting Your Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation in Order

Every boat owner knows how important it is to have the corresponding registration in order whenever you are operating commercially. In fact, it’s imperative that you have your certificate of documentation in order at all times. Now, what happens if you don’t have it? What happens if something happens to it? What happens if you…

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NVDC

Avoid the NVDC Delays with Maritime Documentation Center

The NVDC requires all vessel owners, whether they’re commercial or recreational, to obtain vessel documentation and keep it up-to-date. The entity hasn’t had any trouble processing commercial vessel documents in time. However, since late last year, the entity had experienced an unprecedented backlog with recreational vessels documentation.   This makes sense if we think that…

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USCG Abstract of Title

Never Question Information About a Vessel with a USCG Abstract of Title

So, picture this. You are selling your vessel to someone and they request to know more about its registration history and financial standing. Alternatively, you are the one purchasing a used vessel and would like to be sure it doesn’t have any claims, liens, or debts attached to it. Don’t you wish there was a…

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