Do you have your eye on that boat you saw down at the marina with the “For Sale” sign on it? Maybe you saw one listed on a local community website or online elsewhere and it seems to be just what you have been looking for. Deciding you want to buy a boat can be a big decision. Many large vessels cost as much as a new car or even a house, and before you get ready to put down any money on a boat, you want to be sure it is precisely what you want. Before you spend time negotiating a sale, do some research first regarding the boat. You should get a US Coast Guard abstract of title from us at Maritime Documentation Center so that you can learn as much as you can about the ship you like.
Why Get a Coast Guard Abstract of Title?
You may wonder just what you will gain by getting an abstract for yourself. The Coast Guard is responsible for maintaining a database that contains information about every boat that is documented. While documentation of recreational vessels is not mandatory, many ships get it anyway because they either want it or are required to as part of the loan agreement they have. By getting an abstract, you can receive background information regarding a documented vessel. The abstract can give you ownership information, the year the vessel was built, what type of engine it has, when it was last documented, and much more.
How to Get an Abstract
Obtaining a US Coast Guard abstract of title does not need to be difficult. You can come right to us at the Maritime Documentation Center, and we have an easy link to the application that you need to fill out. Put in the information you have regarding the ship you have interest in, along with your information and payment, and send the form to us electronically. We will check the application for you to make sure it is accurate before it gets to the Coast Guard. That way, you never have to worry about the form being sent back to you due to tiny errors or something similar. Our professional document processors are here to help.
Following Your Documentation Search
After you have received your Coast Guard abstract of title, you may decide to go through with your purchase and get the boat you want. Here at the Maritime Documentation Center, we can provide you with all the help you need. We give online access to all the appropriate Coast Guard forms so you can fill out what you need online and send it right to us. We make sure everything gets to the Coast Guard correctly, so there are no delays in processing so that you can get your documentation. That’s just one of the many forms that we can help you to obtain. At our site, you’ll find all of the different vessel documentation forms that you may need. If you need further information or help, don’t hesitate to contact us at (800) 535-8570.