a Certificate of Documentation

Getting a Certificate of Documentation Without Being Certifiable

If you’re like so many other vessel owners, then you probably have a procedure for when you start your vessel up. You may have a checklist you go through in order to make sure that everything is in working order before you set out on the water. Your vessel documentation works in a similar fashion….

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USCG national vessel documentation

Why Would Someone Want USCG National Vessel Documentation?

“Is all of this USCG national vessel documentation really necessary?” Vessel owners everywhere have asked themselves this question for many years. That question is often asked while poring over some form, trying to figure out the right way to complete it. It’s true: even the correct form of vessel documentation doesn’t make a ship more…

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Coast Guard vessel search

A Coast Guard Vessel Search Provides Valuable Information

We live in an age today where information is vital in nearly every decision we make. Whether we are looking to select a doctor, a restaurant, a wireless phone plan, or buy a new couch, we do research and look at reviews and background to see what the best choice would be. Now think about…

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maritime documents

Maritime Documents that are Actually Useful

From the moment you get serious about purchasing a vessel, you may be inundated with different maritime documents. Many of these documents will be frivolous and unnecessary at best: flyers for sales, information about boats on sale, and the like. Some, like the kind you may find when you’re researching boats online, will be out…

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The National Vessel Documentation Center Renewal Online Service

The National Vessel Documentation Center Renewal Service Online

Spring is a time of renewal. The flowers are blooming, the leaves are sprouting, and the air is warming up. If you own your recreational vessel, you’ve probably been thinking about taking it back out on the water. Perhaps you’ve done so already. On some spring days, it can feel a little chill. However, on…

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Get the Certificates You Need with Our Maritime Documents Service

Get the Certificates You Need with Our Maritime Documents Service

When you are the new owner of a vessel, you may find yourself struggling to manage the heavy workload involved with the forms that need to be completed. One of the most important forms that you will need to submit to the Coast Guard is an application for a certificate of documentation. This is a…

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Protect Your Ship with US Coast Guard Documentation Services

Protect Your Ship with US Coast Guard Documentation Services

Whenever you buy a vehicle like a car or van, you need to fill in a lot of paperwork. Just like with land vehicles, you need to complete forms and receive documentation to ensure that your vessel is fully documented. If you intend to take your boat outside of US waters, or maybe hope to…

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What Happens When You Can't Do A USCG Documentation Search by Number

What Happens When You Can’t Do A USCG Documentation Search by Number?

Anyone thinking about buying a new vessel needs to have as much information about the boat as possible before they put down any money. The seller might offer you some details about the vessel, but they often don’t have a clear history, and it makes sense to check everything they say against official evidence. By…

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