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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the uscg documentation number

What Is The USCG Documentation Number?

The USCG documentation number is the official number (ON) of a documented vessel. It stays with the boat for its lifetime. In some states, they allow state registration and federal documentation. Other states, however, do not let vessels to be identified as both a state registered and federally documented. However, if you live in a state…

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the National Documentation Center

The Role of the National Documentation Center

If you are the new owner of a large pleasure craft like a yacht, or you recently purchased a commercial vessel for your business, you will want to familiarize yourself with the Coast Guard’s regulations and rules as they apply to documentation for your vessel. All commercial vessels in the United States are required by…

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