Understanding Documentation of Your Vessel

Congratulations! You finally have found the boat of your dreams and you are ready to make your purchase. Your next course of action should be centered on ensuring you have the proper documentation moving forward. It’s not enough to hand over the money and call the boat yours. It can be a confusing, long and hard road to get all the proper filings and registration sorted. You first have to understand what paperwork is needed, whom it needs to be sent to and what kind of fees are associated with those filings. You are certainly not the first person to be in the position and it can be a frustrating process. Depending upon the type of vessel you are purchasing you may be legally required to have it registered with the USCG. If you aren’t required there are benefits to doing so that include security and financial perks you wouldn’t get otherwise.

The biggest obstacle is filing is the time it takes tracking down the right paperwork and ensuring that it is all filled out correctly. The last thing you want is to spend hours printing, filling and preparing to mail your documents only to have them denied due to a typo or misunderstanding on your behalf. This is where vessel documentation service can play a beneficial role. There are companies like Maritime Documentation center that focus around helping new and current boat owners with filing the correct documentation the first time around. These third-party companies can handle all the annoying and confusing processing that you would have to go alone. You can find and file many different forms on a third party website like ours including applications for boat documentation renewal and new documentation. You can even replace old documentation as well as get things like abstract titles.

One of the premier benefits of working with a third party filing service is that you don’t have to worry that the documents you mailed in will be sent back. Think of how awful it would be to spent a day (or weeks) gathering the right documentation only to have to delay your sailing because of an error that could have been avoided. Documentation services like ours have a dedicated staff that’s just as passionate about boating at you are. They take their time to process and review the filing you submit to ensure that every word you enter it the right one.

Working with a third party vessel documentation service like ours can offer a huge peace of mind to you in your journey to become officially registered. If you want to avoid any unforeseen delays and get out on the water sooner you should consider looking into using a service like ours. We aim to make it as easy as possible for you. If you are interested in using our service take some time to browse through our website and especially review our easy form entry process. We want you out on the water sooner! If you have any questions or concerns we can be reached by phone at 1-800-535-8570.