Coast Guard documented vessel search

How to Conduct A Coast Guard Documented Vessel Search by Owner

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…

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What Is A Documented Vessel and What Does It Mean For Ship Owners?

When you are the owner of a new vessel, you might want to know more about its history and previous owners.  In order to do this, it is important that you understand exactly what is a documented vessel, what such a document can tell you about your boat, and what it means for you as…

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How to Make Use of The Documented Vessel Number

When you register your vessel with the US Coast Guard, you will receive an official number which establishes that the ship is fully documented. This number belongs to the boat for the rest of its lifetime, and this means that you need to display it so that it can be found easily by the Coast…

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Coast Guard Documentation to Stay Legal in the Summer and After

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still time to get out on the water. Once August ends and Fall begins, it’s not like bodies of water are going away. There’s plenty of time to enjoy what the water has to offer in 2020, whether you’re doing so for recreation or business purposes. That said,…

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All the US Coast Guard Boat Documentation You Could Need

Does it feel like you aren’t entirely sure of which documentation your vessel needs? Have you started to complete US Coast Guard boat documentation but found it difficult and annoying? Those are perfectly normal feelings. We have all felt that way at one time or another. It can seem like it’s all part of owning…

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Beyond Boat Documentation: Boating Safely in Fall

August may be upon us, Fall is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop going out on your boat. Yes, summer is winding down, but you can go out on your boat during autumn. That’s true whether you’re on the water commercially or enjoying time with family and friends. Boat…

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Watercraft Registration and Safety on the Water this Summer

Here at the Maritime Documentation Center, our focus is on watercraft registration and documentation. Our site was built specifically to make it easier for you to take care of all of your watercraft document needs in a single place. We want you to be as safe as possible when you get out on the water….

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A Better Way for Boat Online Registration Every Time

Have you ever filled out an important documentation form, whether it was online or in person, and thought to yourself: “geez, I hope that went through?” Did you ever find yourself feeling triumphant after having completed a difficult piece of paperwork and sending it in, only to be left with lingering doubts that something was…

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Safe Harbor for Watercraft Registration Documents of All Kinds

The more time you spend online, the less you’ll be able to spend on your vessel. That’s a crude assessment, but it’s more or less true. It can certainly feel that way when you’re filling out watercraft registration documentation forms. When you sit down to deal with those, you’re likely to feel like you’d rather…

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Coast Guard Boat Requirements and How to Meet Them

When you set about to buy your vessel, you may have been thinking about any number of things. What you were going to do with the vessel, being out on the water, whether you’d have a crew or do everything yourself, the wind in your hair as you cruise over the water – those are…

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