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U.S. Vessel Documentation
uscg documentation renewal

Our two-step process makes documenting your vessel a boater’s dream. Our documentation processors will screen your application and process it through our system will ensure a smooth transaction.

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.

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.

U.S. Vessel Documentation
vessel documentation

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CASE PROCESSING DATES AS OF 02/17/17

 

Fish Initial Application: 02/17/17

Fish Reissue: 02/13/17

Commercial Initial Application: 02/13/17

Commercial Reissue: 02/13/17

Recreational Initial Application: 11/29/16

Recreational Reissue: 11/29/16

Mortgages and Related Instruments: 12/30/16

Notices of Claim of Lien: 01/22/16

Satisfactions: 12/19/16

Deletion with fees: 02/13/17

Certificates of Ownership: 02/17/17

Research: 02/16/17

Abstract Processing: 02/15/17

 

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1-877-564-1398

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