Coast Guard Documentation Lookup Before you Buy: the Abstract of Title

Have you been researching a vessel before you purchase it but just aren’t sure what information you can trust? Does it seem like all of the information you find online about one vessel or another just doesn’t seem accurate? These are common, understandable problems that vessel owners have often. No one wants to buy something as significant as a vessel before you know all that you can about it. That’s where our Abstract of Title comes in. With this form, you’ll have all of the information you need before you buy.

What the Abstract of Title Includes

The name may sound a bit odd, but the information it includes can be invaluable. For example, you’ll know exactly when the vessel was manufactured as well as who manufactured it. On top of that, you’ll know the truth about whether or not there are any liens and mortgages against the vessel. In fact, this form is so all-encompassing, you’ll also know whether or not there were any liens and mortgages against the vessel, too. This form provides the sort of information that’s genuinely empowering.

The Importance of This Form

It can help you to make the best decision possible for your needs. For example, maybe you’re in communication with the vessel owner, and everything sounds just great. The vessel was made two years ago, the mortgage is paid off, and it all looks good. Just to do your due diligence, you get the Abstract. The Abstract, then, tells you a very different story. It says that the vessel is actually five years old. Moreover, it’s had significant work done on it. Plus, there’s still an outstanding lien on the vessel that you were never told about. An Abstract can make sure that you “keep the owner honest,” so to speak.

A Version for Overseas

The Abstract, great as it is, is only for vessels in America. However, if you have your eye on a vessel in the UK, the Caymans, Canada, the British Virgin Islands, and elsewhere, we can still help you to get all of the information you need. That’s what the “Foreign Vessel Title Search Request/Transcript of Registry” form can do. You’ll get all of the necessary, pertinent information from that form. You’ll need to make sure you get the best vessel for your needs, even if it is from far away. 

Abstract of Title

All the Forms You’ll Need Once You Buy the Vessel You’ve Always Wanted

So many of our long-term customers started with the Abstract. From there, they found the vessel they always wanted and they bought it. Then, they came back to our site to get the initial documentation. From there, they realized how easy it is to renew your documentation from our site, too. Should you need a Preferred Ship’s Mortgage, a replacement certificate, and so much more, you’ll be able to find it right here. To see all that we offer, head to our site or call (800) 535-8570.