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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What is USCG Documentation

What is USCG Documentation? And Other Questions Answered

“So what is USCG documentation? Do I really need it for my vessel?” Of all the questions we’re asked by prospective customers at the Maritime Documentation Center, some version of those might be the most common that we’re asked. For one, it’s important to define what this documentation is not. It’s not registration for your…

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USCG Certificate of Documentation

USCG Certificate of Documentation: Getting it and Keeping It

Do you feel like it’s time to get a USCG Certificate of Documentation, but don’t know where to start? Does it seem like all of the places that you could find one online aren’t all that easy to use? We’re vessel owners just like you. When we went looking for somewhere to handle our documentation,…

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USCG Forms

USCG Forms for the Life of Your Vessel

Are you unsure which USCG forms are right for your vessel? Does it feel like every year or so there’s another form of documentation you have to get for your boat and you aren’t sure what it is? That’s not just you. The truth is that vessel documentation can seem confusing and opaque even to…

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US Coast Guard Boat Requirements

Meeting Coast Guard Boat Requirements: Privacy and Safety

When you go out on the water, you have a plan. You have a clear idea of where you’re going to take your vessel and when. You make sure that someone on land knows where you’re supposed to be and when you’re supposed to be there. You do this because it’s safe – it protects…

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US Coast Guard vessel registration

US Coast Guard Vessel Registration Documentation and Safety

Staying safe on the water is always important. Around this time in spring, people start going on the water more and more. When you’ve been cooped up away from the water all winter, it’s natural to want to get back out there. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic going on, it’s more important to stay safe….

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USCG Documentation Forms

USCG Documentation Forms and Winter Safety

All year long, we provide you with USCG documentation forms and service. That means that we have all of the Certificates of Documentation, Change of Vessel Name or Hailing Port files and the like that you could ever be looking for. One thing we always want to emphasize is safe boating. Being out on a…

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