You can apply for an Abstract of Title to learn the identity of the owner of a vessel. This form will include not just the current vessel owner but also the chain of ownership for the time that the vessel was documented. Additionally, this form will include any encumbrances against a vessel, such as whether there are any mortgages/liens, whether they were satisfied, and so forth.
Use this form to apply for a USCG Abstract of Title.
You can conduct a search of vessel documentation through our site. This will not include the identity of the owner, but it will include the vessel’s dimensions, its name, Official Number, HIN, tonnage information, Certificate of Documentation information (such as date of issuance and expiration) as well as other information.
Use this link to complete a US Coast Guard Documentation search through our site.