How to Get an Abstract of Title to Show You What You Need and More

Abstract of Title

Do you want to know more about a particular vessel but are unsure about who you can trust online? Does it seem like every site that promises “more info about vessels” is exactly the caliber of the site you shouldn’t trust for more information? It can be deeply frustrating to search online and be unable to find genuinely truthful information. That’s just one of the reasons that we’re often asked: “How to get Abstract of Title” or some version thereof. These boat documentation forms provide plenty of information. 

How to Get Abstract of Title Simply 

First, at the risk of simplifying matters too much, just open our site, click on “Abstract of Title” and fill out the pertinent information. Don’t worry about where you are when you do this, what kind of device you’re filling it out on, and so forth. Our site has been specifically designed to be utilized on any kind of device that’s connected to the internet, always with the most secure SSL encryption. 

What’s in the Abstract of Title? 

This form contains the vessel’s chain of ownership during the time it has been documented. Thus, you’ll get the current owner, as well as previous owners (should there be any). This can also tell you when and where a vessel was manufactured so that you can definitively know the vessel’s age. Beyond that, this form will let you know if there are any encumbrances, liens, mortgages, and the like against the vessel. You’ll know if they were satisfied or if they’re outstanding, which is very important information to know, to say the least, before purchasing a vessel.

Is There a Way to Search Through the National Documentation Portal? 

If you just want to know information about a vessel’s particulars (its name, service information, tonnage information), its documentation status, and so forth, you can find that out just by through our site. Simply click on “Vessel Documentation Search” and then fill out the vessel’s HIN or Official Number. Now, this particular form will not give you the identity of any of the vessel’s owners, current or otherwise. Additionally, you won’t be able to find that information about mortgages, liens, and encumbrances, either. Many use this search to see if they should pursue learning more about a vessel and then, after completing it, apply for the Abstract. 

How to get Abstract of Title

I Bought the Vessel I Always Wanted! Now What? 

First, congratulations. Purchasing a vessel is one of those moments in life that, come what may, you never really forget. What you can do after that is what many other vessel owners have done: come to our site and find the vessel documentation you may need. Here, you can find just about all of that which may be necessary through the course of owning a vessel. Beyond simply applying for initial documentation (and renewing it), you can find forms to contribute to applying for a Preferred Ship Mortgage, transferring ownership, and much more.