OUR NEWER TECHNOLOGY & SUPERIOR SERVICE
uscg documentation
U.S. Vessel Documentation
uscg documentation renewal

Performing the Initial Vessel Documentation on your yacht?

Our two-step process makes documenting your vessel a boater's dream. Our private company's documentation processors will screen your application, file it, and follow through with the National Vessel Documentation Center until the document is issued.

Start Here
U.S. Vessel Documentation
vessel documentation services

Whether you're selling your vessel, purchasing a vessel, inheriting it from a family member or a friend, or any other transfer of ownership situation, you will need to complete the Request for Transfer of Documentation.

Start Here
U.S. Vessel Documentation
certificate of documentation

All USCG registered vessels must renew their Certificate of Documentation annually. This is a very simple, straightforward process, and we can enroll you in our automatic renewal system if you wish.

IF YOUR USCG (COD) HAS PASSED 30 DAYS OF EXPIRATION, YOU MUST REINSTATE YOUR DOCUMENTATION.

Start Here
U.S. Vessel Documentation
vessel documentation

IF YOUR USCG (COD) HAS PASSED 30 DAYS OF EXPIRATION, YOU MUST REINSTATE YOUR DOCUMENTATION.

Start Here

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CASE PROCESSING REPORT AS OF OCTOBER 27, 2017

 
  • COMMERCIAL FISH INITIAL - 27OCT17
  • COMMERCIAL FISH (EXCHANGE, RETURN TO DOC, REINSTATEMENT, REPLACEMENT) - 27OCT17
  •  
  • COMMERCIAL INITIAL - 27OCT17
  • COMMERCIAL (EXCHANGE, RETURN TO DOC, REINSTATEMENT, REPLACEMENT) - 27OCT17
  •  
  • RECREATIONAL INITIAL - 24JUL17
  • RECREATIONAL (EXCHANGE, RETURN TO DOC, REINSTATEMENT, REPLACEMENT) - 24JUL17
  •  
  • MORTGAGES & RELATED INSTRUMENTS - 26JUL17
  •  
  • NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIENS - 02FEB16
  •  
  • SATISFACTIONS - 26JUN17
  •  
  • DELETIONS WITH FEES - 24OCT17
  •  
  • CERTIFICATES OF OWNERSHIP - 27OCT17
  •  
  • RESEARCH (INCLUDING COMPLEX) - 27OCT17
  •  
  • ABSTRACT PROCESSING (INCLUDING ABSTRACT PENDING REVIEW) - 26OCT17
  •  
  • RENEWALS (INCLUDING WITH CHANGES) - 26OCT17
  •  
  •  
  • THE NVDC WEEKLY BACKLOG REPORT IS A GENERAL GUIDE ONLY.  THE DATES LISTED ABOVE ARE THE APPROXIMATE FILING DATES FOR PAPERWORK CURRENTLY BEING PROCESSED FOR THAT PARTICULAR WORK CATEGORY.
 

****Updated Weekly****

Call

1-866-981-8783
Phone Hours: M, T, W, F
8:00am - 4:30pm
Phones are not manned on Thursday.
U.S. Vessel Documentation Inc. is a private company, not the U.S. Government.

Fax

1-877-564-1398

  • How a Preferred Mortgage Relates to Coast Guard Documentation

    How a Preferred Mortgage Relates to Coast Guard Documentation

    Let’s face it: boats aren’t cheap. For most prospective buyers, securing financing is a necessary path toward ownership. Amidst your research in finding the boat of your dreams, you may not have spent much time learning about the different types of mortgages that can be ascribed to vessels. One particular instrument you would be wise…Read More
  • Changing Your NVDC Documented Vessel’s Name and Ship Documentation?

    Changing Your NVDC Documented Vessel’s Name and Ship Documentation?

    Are you looking to make a fresh start with your vessel? Are you considering changing the name of your NVDC documented boat? If this is something you’ve been thinking about, there are a few things you might want to take into consideration. By learning exactly what goes into changing the name of a NVDC registered…Read More
  • Facts to Know about USCG Documentation and a Marad Small Vessel Waiver

    Facts to Know about USCG Documentation and a Marad Small Vessel Waiver

    In nearly all cases, in order for a commercial vessel to operate on U.S. waters, it is required that it be built in America. This longstanding rule is often strictly enforced. And if you own a vessel of unknown or foreign origin, you might think you’re out of luck for commercial operations. Luckily, a path…Read More
  • What to Know About the Different Types of Boat Documentation

    What to Know About the Different Types of Boat Documentation

    If you’re looking to obtain a certificate of documentation for your vessel, it’s important to understand the options available to you. With several different types of boat documentation, you want to seek out the appropriate certificate for your vessel and what you plan to use it for. With the help of U.S. Vessel Documentation, Inc.,…Read More
  • What to Do if You’re Caught in Severe Weather in a NVDC Registered Boat

    What to Do if You’re Caught in Severe Weather in a NVDC Registered Boat

    If you’ve spent time out on the sea, you know that the weather can change at the drop of the hat. What had been a pleasant, sunny day out on the water can quickly become a dangerous situation should the skies suddenly darken. This can be a scary occasion, no doubt, but if you know…Read More