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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USCG national documentation center

The Ways Our USCG National Documentation Center Saves You Time

When you go online to find a way to complete your vessel documentation, does it feel like instead of making it easier to fill out these forms, everything you see makes it more difficult? Does it feel like it shouldn’t be that hard to complete some online forms? Those are some of the ideas we…

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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

Explaining USCG Forms: Notice of Claim of Lien

Our staff is always more than glad to answer any questions that our customers might have about USCG forms. “Which ones are right for me?” “How do I know if I’m eligible?” “Can you walk me through the process?” Those are examples of some of the questions we get. Another common one: “what is a…

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How to Ensure Your USCG Vessel Documentation Status is Always in Compliance

A boat on the water is seldom entirely still. Sure, if you anchor, you won’t drift too far away. But, depending on the length of the line, your boat will still move with the waves and the wind. The same is true with your USCG vessel documentation. As time keeps moving, so too might your…

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USCG forms

A Place for USCG Forms That’s Always Open and Accessible

Do you need to fill out one or more USCG forms, but it feels like you can just never find the time? Have you sat down to complete any form of Coast Guard documentation, only to procrastinate and procrastinate until you don’t get it done? That doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you, rather, there’s…

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Coast Guard documentation

Coast Guard Documentation to Stay Legal in the Summer and After

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still time to get out on the water. Once August ends and Fall begins, it’s not like bodies of water are going away. There’s plenty of time to enjoy what the water has to offer in 2020, whether you’re doing so for recreation or business purposes. That said,…

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Coast Guard documentation

Better, Faster Access to the Coast Guard Portal

Have you tried to fill out your vessel documentation forms on one site or another only to find that it’s far more complicated than it should be? Did you send in your initial documentation or some similar form, only to have it sent back to you on a technicality? These are just some of the…

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Boat documentation

Beyond Boat Documentation: Boating Safely in Fall

August may be upon us, Fall is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop going out on your boat. Yes, summer is winding down, but you can go out on your boat during autumn. That’s true whether you’re on the water commercially or enjoying time with family and friends. Boat…

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US Coast Guard boat requirements

Meeting US Coast Guard Boat Requirements All Over

No one wants to head out on the water worried that their vessel fails to comply with US Coast Guard boat requirements. These requirements, at times, can seem capricious, if not downright contradictory and confusing. Each moment spent worried about them or being in compliance with them is a moment not spent enjoying your boat…

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