Coast Guard abstract of title

Using a Coast Guard Abstract of Title Before Buying a Ship

You spotted that pleasure boat or luxury vessel as you drove by the marina and it immediately caught your eye. It’s beautiful and it has everything you ever wanted in a ship. And to top it off, it had a “For Sale” posted on it. You may have called the phone number or looked up…

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what is a documented vessel

What is a Documented Vessel in the U.S.?

Many responsibilities are involved when you enter into boat ownership. You have the financial aspect of ownership that you need to live up to, but you are also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep, the safety and security, and understanding what you must do to keep the vessel at its best. One aspect you do…

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The Steps Involved with Vessel Documentation

That fantastic new boat you just bought is going to bring you years of fun and leisure. You, your family, and your friends can spend hours, days, or even weeks sailing all over, enjoying different countries and islands, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, basking in the sun, and who knows what else. With all the great things…

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what is the USCG

What is the USCG?

There are many facets to the U.S. government, and each department and service has different roles and responsibilities. The military is no different, and the various branches of the military operate both as a unit and independently. While most people may hear about the military and immediately think of the services like the Army, Navy,…

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US Coast Guard Documentation: Safe on the Water

When you take your vessel out on the water, you want to have a safe trip, to return to port exactly as you left it. If you’ve taken your vessel out for a commercial business, you want to provide quality services. If you’ve taken it out for recreation, you want to have a good time….

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what is USCG

What is USCG? And Other Questions Answered

Our site was designed to make it as easy as possible to access all of the documents that you need for your vessel. Vessel documentation, while often necessary, can be a bit confusing. There are some words, terms, and ideas that may seem a bit confusing, particularly at first. That’s why we have professionals on…

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Coast Guard vessel registry

What Goes into the Coast Guard Vessel Registry?

If you are new to the boating world and are just starting your search for your first large recreational vessel, there is some homework that you will want to do before you take the plunge and buy a boat. Starting out by researching what is required in your state regarding boat ownership is always a…

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How Getting a USCG Abstract of Title Can Help You

You have spent months looking through online advertisements, publications, and ship brokers for a recreational vessel that suits all your wants and needs. None of them had seemed just right to you until just now when you came across that ship for sale that is ideal. It is the right size, has the features and…

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USCG National Vessel Documentation Center

All You May Need from the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center

Buying a recreational or commercial vessel is a big step for you to take. Whether you are starting up a commercial fishing or charter business, or just purchased the yacht of your dreams so that you can sail where you want when you want, you have a lot of time, money, and effort invested in…

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Renew Coast Guard Documentation the Easy Way

Getting your initial documentation for your vessel isn’t easy. Then, you have to renew coast guard documentation, which can be even more difficult. As vessel owners ourselves, we always thought that was too much trouble for one person to have to deal with. If you have a vessel and have to deal with vessel documentation,…

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