Certificate of Documentation Explained

Don’t you know where to start with your United States Coast Guard (USCG) Certificate of Documentation? Have you noticed how hard it is to find a site that easily explains what you should do to get or even how to process it online? That is the reason behind the creation of the Maritime Documentation Center:…

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Why Is It Important to Obtain a Certificate of Documentation as a New Boat Owner?

The US relies heavily on maritime transportation. Hence, the government set up laws to mandate certain boats to document them with the USCG. It is important to note that not all boats can be given a certificate of documentation. There are requirements that you must meet before you can document it with the USCG.  The…

Coast Guard Certificates You Need To Get Your Boat to Float

As a boat owner in the United States, you need Coast Guard certificates before you may set sail. The inability to enjoy the sea and sunshine by boating would be much diminished in their absence. Certificates from the Coast Guard? To what relevance are they to my boat, exactly? A boat requires registration and license,…

The U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Center in Your Hands

Accessing the Coast Guard documents that you need for your vessel is easier than ever. Of course, it might not always seem that way. That’s where our service comes in. When you use our site, you can get all of the documents you need right in the palm of your hands. That means that you…

Documenting a Vessel: How to

In all of our blogs, we try to give our readers something they might not have had before. We try to point out something different and new about our site or explain a form that they might not have encountered before. Many of these forms are filled with what’s colloquially referred to as “legalese.” That…

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Is the Certificate of Documentation a Critical Part of Boat Ownership?

Boat documentation is one of the vital elements of boat ownership. Thus, you must know how to obtain a Certificate of Documentation from the United States Coast Guard. This is especially true if your boat weighs 5 tons or more. If you are wondering what the purpose of this certificate is, then keep reading to…