Who Owns Yachts: How to Find Out

If the yachts have been documented with the United States Coast Guard, you can find who owns yachts by applying for an Abstract of Title

This Abstract of Title will tell you who owns yachts. Additionally, it will include the ownership history of a yacht and the status of any encumbrances/liens on the yacht. 

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 Certified Copy of a CUSCG Certificate of Documentation.

While it will not include ownership information, interested parties can use this link to conduct a boat documentation search at our site. 

This search provides information about the vessel such as its name, 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 info@usvesselregistrar.us or (800) 535-8570 Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.