How to Find Yacht Names and Owners

To find the owners of a documented vessel, use this form to apply for an CG Abstract of Title

This Abstract of Title will include the managing owner of a documented vessel as well as the ownership history of a vessel and the status of any encumbrances/liens on the vessel. 

Another way to find the managing owner’s name and address is through a Certified Copy of a Certificate of Documentation. Anyone can use this link to obtain a USCG Certified Copy of vessel documentation.

While it will not include ownership information, interested parties can use this link to conduct a boat registration search at our site. That will tell you the vessel’s name. It will also provide the Hull Identification Number (HIN), Official Number (ON), service information (endorsement and more), tonnage information, build year, and other information. Additionally, this search includes when the vessel’s Certificate of Documentation was issued and when it will expire. 

If you have further questions about American vessel documentation, contact the Vessel Registrar Center at or (800) 535-8570 Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.