Abstract of Title: Nothing Abstract About Why Might You Need One

How an Abstract is Different from a Vessel Documentation Site 

“But wait,” you might be saying at this point, “do I really need to apply for an abstract through your site? I can see you have a link for a ‘vessel documentation search.” Our vessel documentation search can be very helpful indeed. But, crucially, it is different from an abstract. The biggest difference is that an abstract will have the entire chain of ownership of the vessel. That information was taken off of free online searches in 2018. However, through the search on our site, you can find out information about a vessel’s Certificate of Documentation, its date of issuance, when it expires, and much more. 

Finding Information About Vessels Overseas 

Depending on where the vessel you’re interested in is located, you can also use the forms at our site to learn more about vessels overseas. For example, if you want to learn more about particular vessels in Canada, the Bahamas, the United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands, and the Caymans, we have a form for that as well. Simply apply for a “Foreign Vessel Title Search Request/Transcript of Registry.” That will give you plenty of information. 

More Than Just the Abstract 

For vessel owners, an Abstract of Title can bring a great deal of peace of mind knowing that their investment is properly recorded and protected. It provides concise, vital information about ownership and liens, enabling vessel owners to make informed decisions about their vessels.

All of that having been said, we offer far more vessel documentation forms than just the abstract. Indeed, many vessel owners come to us for that form initially and then purchase the boat of their dreams. Once they’ve done so, and they decide to document the vessel, they do so through our site, renewing their documentation here as well. Reach out to us today for help with your vessel documentation!

Are you a boat owner or looking to buy or sell a vessel? If so, it’s likely that you have heard of Abstracts of Titles and the important role they play in documenting your rights as an owner. But what exactly are these documents, and why might someone need one? Knowing about them can be critical for protecting yourself if potential disputes arise related to ownership later down the road. An Abstract of Title is just one of many different forms of vessel documentation you can apply for through our site. 

Abstract of Title

The Abstract of Title – What Is It and What Does It Do

Simply put, an Abstract of Title is a historical summary of all recorded documents and proceedings related to a property. It provides buyers with a comprehensive overview of the vessel’s ownership history, including any liens, debts, easements, or restrictions. This information is crucial for potential buyers to make informed decisions when investing in a boat. Without it, buyers could potentially inherit the previous owner’s debts or encounter unexpected legal issues down the road.