Tangible, Concrete Benefits of an Abstract of Title

As you go about researching a vessel, does it feel like you can’t trust the information you’ve found about it? Have you been talking to someone about buying their vessel, yet everything they tell you seems “too good to be true?” When it comes to purchasing a vessel, you can’t be too careful. You want to get the most for your money, and, moreover, you don’t want to waste a lot of time pursuing the wrong boat. The Abstract of Title can help with both. This form can help you to know what you have to know about any registered boat. 

What You’ll Find In An Abstract of Title 

A way to think about this form: it’s the complete history of the vessel. It doesn’t leave anything out, letting you know all that you have to know about a given boat. For example, the Abstract tells you when the vessel was manufactured. You’ll have the complete chain of ownership, leaving nothing out. Speaking of “leaving nothing out,” this form will also tell you about any liens or mortgages on the vessel. Specifically (and most importantly) you’ll know whether or not those liens and mortgages were satisfied. 

Why That Information Matters So Much 

To put it as simply as possible, to protect you. If you purchase a vessel with liens and mortgages on it, they’re probably going to become your responsibility. Then, you’ll be paying for far more than you (quite literally) bargained for. Additionally, it can keep you from being susceptible to any unscrupulous vessel owner’s lies and exaggerations. If they say the vessel was manufactured in one year, and the Abstract tells you it was manufactured in another, you won’t be at risk from their chicanery. 

What If Your Vessel Isn’t in America? 

To be clear, the Abstract on our site is for vessels in America. That said, we can help if the vessel of your dreams is in some other countries. That’s where our “Foreign Vessel Title Search Request / Transcript of Registry” comes in. You can use that form to get just about all of the same information as the Abstract from vessels that are in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caymans, and elsewhere. There are many reasons that many vessel owners have come to our site before they purchase (or even begin researching in-depth) any vessel. 

After You’ve Purchased the Vessel of Your Dreams 

Of course, even after they’ve purchased their vessel, vessel owners of all kinds come back to our site. That’s because we’ve devised a center that makes the documentation process easier on vessel owners. Here, in just a matter of minutes, you can complete the forms for your Certificate of Documentation, renew it, and so much more. In fact, you can use our site to renew your documentation for years ahead of time, saving yourself any number of potential headaches. To see all that we offer, you can visit our site, or call our experts at (800) 535-8570 or fill out our contact form.