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:…

When Do You Get a Certificate of Documentation?

You are probably already aware of the importance of USCG documentation for vessels that exceed 5 net weight tons: if they are used for commercial purposes, they need to get this type of registration. If their main use, on the other hand, is recreational, they have the option of getting this national form of licensing.…

CG 1258: A Better Way to Complete the Form That Does (Almost) Everything

Are you looking for an easier way to get vessel documentation? Or, did you lose your Certificate of Documentation and need to get a new one? Those are just some of the uses of the form CG-1258. It’s one of the most commonly used forms of vessel documentation (if not the most commonly-used one). At…

Getting Your Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation in Order

Every boat owner knows how important it is to have the corresponding registration in order whenever you are operating commercially. In fact, it’s imperative that you have your certificate of documentation in order at all times. Now, what happens if you don’t have it? What happens if something happens to it? What happens if you…