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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US Coast Guard Documentation

US Coast Guard Documentation to Chart Your Own Course Your Way

Did you get US Coast Guard documentation for your vessel because you’re going to use it in a commercial endeavor? Are you “on the fence,” so to speak, about getting your vessel documented? There are any number of reasons to get your vessel documented. One of the most popular is because you’re going to use…

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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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USCG Vessels

USCG Vessels and Boat Safety: Don’t Leave Port Without Both

Are you going out with family and friends on your boat for Memorial Day weekend? Now that summer is just about here, are you ready to enjoy the sun on the water? Sure, there’s always a good reason to take your boat out, even in the middle of the frigid winter. But, summer’s different. This…

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US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation

How to Maintain Your US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation

You finally got your US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation – are you worried about how you’re going to maintain it? Have you forgotten exactly when and for how long your certificate is valid? It can take a lot of work and time to get your initial documentation. So, the last thing any vessel owner…

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Coast Guard boat certification

Coast Guard Boat Certification to Use Your Vessel How You Want

Are you in the process of completing your Coast Guard boat certification documents and want to make sure that your vessel is in perfect compliance? Do you have a clear idea of how you want to use your vessel, but don’t quite know how to make that work with the powers that be? There are…

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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 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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