Finding Where to Perform a Vessel Registry Search

The more you know about anything you are going to buy, the better consumer you are going to be and the happier you will be with your final decision. This rings true whether you are buying produce at the grocery store, ordering a shirt online, choosing a new mechanic for your car, or doing something like buying a sizeable recreational vessel. You know you are going to spend a lot of money on your purchase, and you want to make sure you are spending wisely and getting just what you want. Finding out details is essential, and you can do that with just a little bit of effort on your part. Finding where you can perform a vessel registry search on the boat you are interested in is an excellent place to start, and here at Maritime Documentation Center, we try to make it easy for you.

Searching Where to Registry Search

It does seem ironic that to perform a registry search that you have should have to search to find a place to do it, but that is precisely what happens. The Coast Guard, the branch of the military and government that oversees maintaining the database of registered and documented vessels, does not provide access to the database or a search function on their website. This may be frustrating to you since you then have to scour around on the Internet to locate a site that does have the search capability so that you can begin doing your homework.

The Vessel Information You Want

Here at the Maritime Documentation Center, we give you access to a vessel registry search function right on our main page. All you need to do is enter the documentation number of the ship (if you have it) or enter the ship’s name into the search box and press enter. You then get the results of your search displayed on your screen in seconds. With the documentation number, you will be taken directly to the link for the boat you want. If you only know the vessel name, you may get many results and have to do a little looking at the different boats to find the one you are interested in. You will see the year the ship was built, its size, the hailing port, ownership information, the last date of documentation, and more.

Making a Search Better for You

When you come to us at the Maritime Documentation Center to perform a vessel registry search, you will not have to waste time, and you can get right down to what you want to do. You will also see that we provide all the forms and applications you may need should you choose to document your vessel yourself once you have bought it. We can assist you with everything you will need to file with the Coast Guard so you will not have to struggle with paperwork, waste time looking for forms, or send things through traditional mail and have long waits for results.