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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Documentation Center

What Does the Documentation Center Do?

It can be easy to get confused about what responsibilities fall under different government agencies and departments. Sometimes it can seem like there is more red tape than is necessary, and departments exist without anyone knowing what they actually do each day. As a boat owner, you are probably aware that the United States Coast…

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Boat Licensing and Registration

A Better Way for Proper Boat Licensing and Registration

We don’t believe that boat licensing and registration should be difficult. That shouldn’t be revolutionary, but it kind of is. For many years, dealing with boat registration was like going to the DMV but much worse. After all, it’s not like many people could simply ride their vessel over to the facility, dock it, and…

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Coast Guard Requirements

Coast Guard Requirements for Boats Like Yours

Just as with clothes, a “Certificate of Documentation” for your vessel is not “one size fits all.” Yes, we can help you to get a Certificate of Documentation for your vessel here at the Maritime Documentation Center. However, it’s important to note that there are different kinds of documentation. Getting the right documentation for your…

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USCG licensing

USCG Licensing from As Far As the Eye Can See

At the risk of saying something that’s too obvious, boat owners like to be on their boats. They don’t like to sit around, they don’t like to spend too much time on land, and they hate to have something keep them from doing what they want to do. Taking care of USCG licensing and registration,…

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