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Vessel Numbers

The Basic Guide To Coast Guard Vessel Numbers

To stay compliant with maritime regulations in the United States, you must keep your boat documentation up to date and valid at all times. This proves compliance, nationality, ownership, the purpose of your vessel, and much more. Your vessel number is one way to identify your boat and is used when you renew or update…

Coast Guard Search By Name

Reasons to Conduct a Coast Guard Search By Name

Keeping your boat-related documentation up to date is a vital part of responsible ownership and the vessel documentation search tool is a handy way to find out if your information is current, as well as to discover vital information about other vessels on the water, which is handy if you are in the market to…

USCG Vessel Lookup

What You Might Learn From a USCG Vessel Lookup

A USCG vessel lookup will provide you with quite a bit of helpful information, as it pertains to a specific boat. What you find out will give you insight into the boat’s history, ownership record, and specifications, among other details. This is valuable if you own the boat because you ensure the information is correct.…

Renew USCG Vessel Documentation

Are You Ready To Renew USCG Vessel Documentation in 2024?

When you own and operate a boat, it’s necessary to renew USCG vessel documentation, according to the schedule for your vessel and its purpose. This paperwork is a legal requirement and pertains to maritime activities, international travel, and keeping your boating life legal, whether it’s recreational or commercial. As we get closer to 2024, you…

Boat Certification

Is Boat Certification Proof of Title Ownership

If you own a boat, you know that there’s a lot of paperwork that must be kept up to date to legally operate your vessel. That naturally leads to questions that you may need to be answered. One of the most common is whether a boat certification counts as proof of title ownership. Vessel documentation…