Documenting a Vessel

A Better Process for Documenting a Vessel

Does it feel like documenting a vessel is too difficult? Do you want to make it easier not just for the initial documentation but for renewal as well? That’s just one of the ways we help vessel owners through our portal.  In the not-too-distant past, the arduous task of documenting a vessel was anything but…

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Boat Documentation Explained: the Notice of Claim of Lien

Boat Documentation Explained: the Notice of Claim of Lien

Are you contemplating the strategic move of initiating a “Notice of Claim of Lien” against someone, but find navigating the process challenging? Perhaps you’re a diligent worker left high and dry by a vessel owner who owes you for your toil. If so, we may be able to help. Here at the National Documentation Portal,…

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What Is An Abstract Of Title

What Is An Abstract Of Title? Understanding This Important Certificate

As the brand-new owner of a vessel in US waters, you may be wondering exactly what is an abstract of title? It is important as a boat owner for you to understand the principles behind this documentation, including learning how it can help you, and what information the title will include. As a brand-new owner,…

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A Coast Guard Documented Vessel Bill Of Sale

Why You Must Have A Coast Guard Documented Vessel Bill Of Sale

You have decided to buy a second-hand boat that is on the US Coast Guard registry, and know that in order to successfully complete the purchase and record that the seller is no longer the owner of the boat, you will have to obtain a coast guard documented vessel bill of sale. This is essential…

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the Code of Federal Regulations to Recreational Boating safety

The Code of Federal Regulations to Recreational Boating Safety Explained

Once you have your craft and your certification or license the next thing to think about is safety. It is a good idea to think of your boat as a vehicle, which in fact it is. It moves like any other type of vehicle, whether powered by muscle, wind, or motor. The only difference is…

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USCG Vessel Documentation

What Is USCG Vessel Documentation? (And Other Common Questions)

USCG vessel documentation is a kind of national registration recognized around the world. As a function of government, it has been in existence since the 11th Act of the First Congress. Since 1920, the provision of preferred mortgages on recorded boats has helped to make vessel finance more accessible. The paperwork of a vessel provided…

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