The Importance of a USCG Vessel Documentation Search You Can Trust

USCG vessel documentation search

Have you been looking for a way to find out more information about a vessel before you buy it? Does it seem like everywhere you go online to get more data about a boat seems less reputable than the one before it? When you’re researching a vessel, you have to know the facts. You can’t go by hearsay, assumptions, and “just trust me.” Here at Vessel Documentation Online, we have forms that allow you to perform a real, honest USCG vessel documentation search. You don’t have to take our word for the veracity of this search, as it’s backed by the Coast Guard. 

What Buying a Vessel Can Be Like 

When you’re talking to a vessel owner about buying their boat, it is in their interest to make the boat sound like as good a deal as possible. They’ve probably gone to great lengths to present their vessel in the best light. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s what we all do when we go to sell our vessels. However, you have to know that they’re telling the truth. If they tell you “there are no outstanding liens on this vessel,” you have to know definitively whether or not that’s true. This is where our search forms can come in. 

What a USCG Vessel Documentation Search Can Do 

With an Abstract of Title, you can know whether or not there are any outstanding liens on the vessel. You can also discover if there are any mortgages on the vessel that haven’t been satisfied, too. But, these forms actually give you much more information than that. You’ll also know whether or not there were liens and mortgages in the past. When the vessel was manufactured, who did the manufacturing, and more – that’s all in here, too. That way, if the vessel owner was lying about any aspect of the vessel, you’ll know. 

For Vessels Overseas

The Abstract of Title only covers vessels that are documented here in the United States. However, if the vessel is overseas, we’ll still be able to help.  With our Vessel Title Search/Transcript of Registry form, you’ll get all of the above info and more about vessels that are in the UK, Canada, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and elsewhere. Through this, you can be better informed about the vessels that you could be interested in purchasing. 

All the Forms You May Eventually Need 

Hopefully, all of your research leads to you purchasing the absolute perfect vessel for your needs. Should that be the case, you can find all of the forms that you’ll need for vessel ownership right here at our site. These forms will cover everything from the initial documentation, through your renewal, to even getting a replacement certificate should yours get lost or mutilated. If you have any questions about these forms, our expert staff at Vessel Documentation Online will be more than happy to answer them. In fact, they’ll even be able to walk you through these forms, question by question. Just call (866) 981-8783.