Maritime Documents

What Maritime Documents You Must Peruse When Buying a Boat?

It is an exciting process when buying a boat. But before you make a final decision, it is vital that you have a clear understanding of your boating needs and lifestyle. Consider where you want to go. Will you go island hopping? Or will you use it for commercial fishing? Make sure that the owner…

Best Practices and Ideas for USCG Boat Names

Do you know what you want the name of your vessel to be, but you aren’t sure if it’s the right one? Are you unsure what to name your vessel and want to know the rules? The name of your vessel may not seem like the biggest deal in the world, but it’s actually quite…

National Vessel Documentation Center Forms for Financing, Liens, and More

Have you been looking to get financing for your vessel? Does the owner of a documented vessel owe you money for services you provided and they have yet to pay you? Did you get to the point where you’re able to pay off your ship’s mortgage and want to seal the deal? If you answered…

Quickly Apply for an NVDC Satisfaction of Mortgage for Your Vessel

We all know how satisfying it is to fulfill your mortgage if you’re a property owner. However, this does come with a lot of paperwork in order to properly rectify the new state of their ownership. For example, if you are placing a mortgage on a vessel, you will need to apply for an NVDC…

Bill of Sale for a Boat: Four Things You Need to Know

This article intends to give you a concise yet complete answer to the most common questions regarding the bill of sale for a boat, up-to-date to 2021. At the Maritime Documentation Center, we always strive to provide vessel owners with the answers they’re looking for. Our website serves as a three-step system for users to…

Abstract of Title for Boats: A 2021 Overview

The abstract of title is a record of all the documents that were submitted to the USCG for a specific vessel. It serves as a complete synopsis of all historical events related to ownership, mortgage, and lien recordings. What does a boat abstract of a title contain? What benefits does it offer to vessel owners?…