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transferring your vessel documentation

Transferring Your Vessel Documentation

  Boating can give you happiness. There’s something about the water that soothes the mind. It can be the feeling of bonding with Mother Nature or the delicate sounds of water. No matter what it is, boating can give you happiness. It’s also an affordable alternative to any recreational activities. Although purchasing one isn’t cheap,…

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How You Can Minimize Pollution with Your USCG Documented Boat

If you own a boat, you understand the vast importance of maintaining the health of our waterways. Sometimes, however, no matter how hard you try, your USCG documented boat can release pollution while at sea. By staying up-to-date on the latest federal pollution regulations, as well as knowing some simple best practices, you can greatly…

Coast Guard documentation for a recreational vessel

Just Bought a New Boat? Protect it with U.S. Coast Guard Documentation

Buying a boat is a significant investment, and chances are, you’ve done a lot of homework when it comes to making this purchase. After poring over classifieds, searching the web, or even attending shows, you’ve landed on the right vessel for you and you’re ready to pull the trigger. Just like any other major investment,…

USCG Ship Documentation for Your Boat

Are You Thinking about USCG Ship Documentation for Your Boat for the First Time?

Do you own a boat that you’re considering registering with the U.S. Coast Guard for the first time? If you’re new to filing for documentation with the National Vessel Documentation Center, it may seem like an intimidating process. The truth is, however, though there is some paperwork involved, the overall rewards of registering your boat…

Coast Guard Documentation and a MARAD Small Vessel Waiver

What You Should Know about Coast Guard Documentation and a MARAD Small Vessel Waiver

Generally speaking, for a commercial passenger vessel to operate in US waters, it’s required that it be built in America. This is a rule that is typically strictly enforced, but if you do own a vessel of foreign or unknown origin, there is a path to you conducting commercial passenger operations, and that’s with a…