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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Hailing Port

Update the Hailing Port of Your Vessel with a Simple Form

The home dock for your vessel is officially known as its hailing port. This, like many different components of your boating registration, will have to be updated should things change. Let’s look into why that is and how it can be changed. The Vessel Hailing Port The vessel hailing port is, pretty self explanatorily, the…

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USCG Documentation

A Basic Guide to USCG Documentation Standards and Requirements

The USCG documentation standards and regulations for boats serve many purposes. One of them is to successfully prove the vessel’s nationality at the moment of navigating international waters. So if you sail on foreign waters, your certificate of documentation provides you the status and protection of a U.S. flag vessel. If you own a ship…

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US Coast Guard Registry

Consult the US Coast Guard Registry Via Lookups and Abstracts

If you own a vessel, you are probably aware of the US Coast Guard registry, which is the database where the titular agency stores all the relevant information about the registered vessels. This is not a classified archive, though, since it can be easily accessed and consulted with the right information. This is a public…

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National Vessel Documentation Center Forms

National Vessel Documentation Center Forms for Financing, Liens, and More

Have you been looking to get financing for your vessel? Does the owner of a documented vessel owe you money for services you provided and they have yet to pay you? Did you get to the point where you’re able to pay off your ship’s mortgage and want to seal the deal? If you answered…

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USCG Documentation

What is USCG Documentation and Why Does it Matter?

Do you ever find yourself thinking: “just what is USCG documentation anyway? Where did this come from and why would I need it?” These are natural questions to ask. USCG documentation isn’t something new, it actually comes from the very First Congress of the United States. As the national form of vessel documentation, it has…

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USCG Certificate of Documentation

Is a USCG Certificate of Documentation Right for You and Your Vessel?

Have you been considering getting a USCG Certificate of Documentation for your vessel? Are you in the process of researching, but haven’t decided whether or not you’re going to do it yet? Not every vessel has to be documented. Some vessels must be documented, while others can be documented. We created our site for many…

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USCG Forms

The USCG Forms You May Need for Vessel Financing

Are you looking to get financing for your vessel? Do you love having a vessel, and you’ve come to realize that it would be easier to make everything add up if you had a Preferred Ship’s Mortgage? For decades, vessel documentation has made it easier to own and operate a vessel on your terms. Here…

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US Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center

US Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center and Safety

Sure, the weather is cold outside. In fact, for the most part in America, the weather is downright frigid. However, that doesn’t have to stop you from taking your vessel out with family and friends. The truth is that a winter boat ride can be just what you need to break out of a seasonal…

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US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation

US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Q&A

I Have a Commercial Vessel. Can I Use It How I Want?  Possibly. It depends on many different factors. Those factors include the commercial activities that you would use the vessel in, whether it was built in the United States or not, the net tonnage of the vessel, and other factors.  What’s the Definition of…

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