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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Why Your USCG Documentation Can Help You Avoid Pollution

Why Your USCG Documentation Can Help You Avoid Pollution

As a boat owner, you understand the importance of clean waterways. It can affect the water, the wildlife and how your own well being. Having USCG documentation means you are a responsible owner. It can also mean that you care about your environment because you keep your vessel in good, clean repair. If you are…

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Understanding Documentation of Your Vessel

Congratulations! You finally have found the boat of your dreams and you are ready to make your purchase. Your next course of action should be centered on ensuring you have the proper documentation moving forward. It’s not enough to hand over the money and call the boat yours. It can be a confusing, long and…

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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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