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How to Change Vessel Name and Hailing Port

How to Change Vessel Name and Hailing Port

If you’re the owner of a new vessel, you may be interested to know how to change vessel name and hailing port. Although you will be strongly advised against doing so by the superstitious sailor community, who tell you changing a boat’s name is bad luck, you are set on your ways. What are the steps…

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What Is The Easiest Way To Obtain USCG Documentation Forms?

USCG Documentation Forms If you are using your boat for recreational purposes only, you do not need to register it federally. The United Coast Guard does not mandate owners of a recreational boat to document their vessel. But they do encourage it. Why? USCG documentation offers plenty of benefits, especially if you like to travel…

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the uscg documentation number

What Is The USCG Documentation Number?

The USCG documentation number is the official number (ON) of a documented vessel. It stays with the boat for its lifetime. In some states, they allow state registration and federal documentation. Other states, however, do not let vessels to be identified as both a state registered and federally documented. However, if you live in a state…

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Getting Coast Guard Documentation

Getting Coast Guard Documentation

Are you at the point where you’re looking to get Coast Guard documentation for your vessel? Maybe you’ve been looking at getting a five ton vessel for more than recreation. Perhaps you’re at the point where you’re looking to get a vessel to make money by heading into certain fisheries, coast-wise areas, and the like….

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The Coast Guard Bill of Sale

Everything You Need to Know About The Coast Guard Bill of Sale

The Coast Guard Bill of Sale can come in very handy if you’ve decided to sell your boat, as well as in other circumstances. Having a bill of sale is certainly something you’re going to want as a boat owner, even if you never sell the boat. However, the process to getting one isn’t exactly easy….

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Necessary Vessel Documentation

Necessary Vessel Documentation

Being out on a boat is special. Whether it’s your first time on the water, or you’ve been on yachts your entire life, there’s nothing quite like it. The rush of the wind in your hair, the sun warm on your face, the waves beside your boat – it’s a genuinely unique experience. You can…

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