Boat Registration Renewal so You’re Ready to Go This Spring

Have you been thinking about getting your boat’s registration renewed but aren’t sure if it’s the right time? Do you feel like the boat registration renewal process is so, so much more challenging than it should be? If you’re a vessel owner who finds yourself procrastinating whenever it’s time to renew your registration, you certainly aren’t alone. Completing these forms is no one’s idea of a good time, to put it mildly. That’s why here at the Maritime Documentation Center, we take great pride in making it easier on vessel owners from all walks of life in multiple ways. 

The Boat Registration Renewal Process 

From the moment you register your vessel, you have one year till you need to renew it. You have until the end of the month in which you renewed to do so. We understand that many of you want to get this done as quickly as possible, so opt to do so well ahead of time. The problem with that can be is that you’re actually spending more money. Consider: if your renewal month is November, and you decide to renew in August, then, the next year, your renewal month will be August and not November. You won’t have those months that you paid for. So, the takeaway is: renew your registration in the renewal month (but no later). 

How We Can Help 

Simply put, we do so by making the process easier on people with busy schedules. You can go to our site and, if you have the pertinent information in front of you, renew in just a few minutes. Indeed, as “renewal” is perhaps the most common use of our site, it’s actually our homepage. We understand that this is the kind of thing that folks tend to rush through to get done. To that end, we employ the best document processors in the business. They’ll go through your forms and fix any small errors that might have been made. We see it as one more way we can help. 

Renewal Annually, Or… 

Yes, your registration has to be renewed every year. If you plan on keeping your vessel registered, you must do that. However, we can handle it for you. That way, you don’t have to worry about it every year, getting it in before the end of the month, that kind of thing. So, you can opt at our site to renew it for two, three, four, or even five years in advance. If you’re going to keep this vessel for a while, it can be a real weight off of your mind.

Beyond Just Renewing Your Registration 

Hopefully, you always renew your registration in time. However, if you don’t, we can help there, too. We can work you through the “reinstatement” process, so that you can keep using your vessel in the way that you would like. In fact, you can use so many of our forms to make sure that you’re in compliance. For more, call (800) 535-8570 or fill out our contact form.