You have made the decision to purchase a yacht and have moved forward with the transaction. Whether you are buying new from the manufacturer or from a private seller, you will still have decisions you need to make regarding your vessel. There may be things you want to do that are decorative or restorative, or perhaps you want to add extras to your ship to make things more comfortable for you and your guests. You are also going to need to think about how you want to register your boat. You can just register it with whatever state it is that you reside in and keep it at that, but you also have the option of federal registration. Choosing US Coast Guard vessel registration can be the better choice for you for several reasons.
Easier International Vessel Travel
With documentation from the Coast Guard, it can be easier for you to travel internationally on your ship. If you are sailing to foreign ports, you will need to go through security. You will find that if you have a Certificate of Documentation (COD) from the Coast Guard, you can get through security faster and with greater ease. The COD provides you with an endorsement from the Coast Guard, and it will also help you and give you certain protections you are entitled to when you sail under the U.S. flag.
Registration Gives You a Recorded Listing
The US Coast Guard vessel registration also makes you a part of the national registry that is maintained by the Coast Guard. Your boat becomes part of the list of other registered vessels. So your background information regarding the boat will be available to anyone interested in purchasing your boat down the road. Many mortgage companies insist on this condition as part of being the lender for the purchase of a yacht or large ship so that they have some type of guarantee that they will get paid if problems ever arise.
Register Your Vessel with Our Help
Here at Vessel Documentation Online, we make US Coast Guard vessel registration much better for you. Our online portal gives you fast access to any and all of the forms you may need from the Coast Guard. You can fill out everything right on your computer screen, add your supporting document files, and transmit it all to us in just a few minutes. Our expert staff looks over each filing to make sure it is correct before we send it on to the Coast Guard for you so that there are no delays or rejections.
Our help will get you part of the vessel database and get you your COD as quickly as possible, so you do not have to spend as much time waiting and worrying about that when you can start enjoying your days on your boat. If you ever need to talk to someone about the process or have a question, you can phone us at (866) 981-8783.