The internet's most comprehensive resource for Coast Guard
documentation, boat registration, and yacht registry.
A complete gathering of affordable services, forms, research tools, information, guidelines, and resources.
Serving vessel owners, buyers, sellers, marine lenders, yacht brokers, boat dealers, and attorneys.
All you need to know about Coast Guard vessel documentation and
preferred ships mortgages. Visit our federal page for more information
Boat registration information and resources for state level boat,
trailer, and outboard motor registration or titling. Visit our state
page for a state by state listings.
Information about foreign boat, yacht, and ship registry systems with
resources for registering a boat in most countries. Visit our foreign
page for more details.
BOAT TITLE ADVISOR
Answers to frequently asked questions from our readers about boat
transactions, titling, and vessel documentation. Visit our advisor page
for an index of questions.
BOAT TITLE SERVICES
A complete lineup of Coast Guard vessel documentation, state level
registration, titling, and boat record search services. Visit our
services page for quotations.
BOAT HISTORY SEARCH
Search historical records from seven master databases all rolled into
one. Boats which have been stolen, salvaged, recalled,
damaged, or involved in incidents.
Our Coast Guard vessel documentation database contains over 500,000 records
which are searchable by various criteria. Includes downloadable
owner mailing lists
BOAT TITLING FORMS
A full compliment of forms for Coast Guard vessel documentation,
state level boat registration, and vessel transactions. Visit our forms
page for a complete listing.
BOAT TITLING LIBRARY
A collection of boat titling handbooks, articles, and
guides. Find solutions to all of your titling needs. Visit our library
page for a complete index of valuable resources.
Our marine resources page contains an extensive listing of other
maritime web sites and online resources which will be
of interest to the boating community.
Federal - State - Foreign
COAST GUARD VESSEL DOCUMENTATION PREFERRED SHIPS MORTGAGES
VESSEL TITLE RESEARCH BOAT REGISTRATION
YACHT REGISTRY BOAT TITLING
Recreational - Commercial
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Introduction - MarineTitle.com is the longest
running Coast Guard vessel documentation and boat titling resource
on the world wide web. Our site was first published over a decade
ago and has acquired a substantial following among boat owners,
buyers, sellers, brokers, dealers, marine lenders, maritime
attorneys, and the general boating public. We now enjoy a high
profile as the premier boat titling resource for interested parties
all over the world.
Credentials - Our publishers have acquired a degree
of knowledge and expertise which is second to none in the marine
industry. They have owned, managed, and operated maritime related
companies for over thirty years. Such endeavors include Coast Guard
vessel documentation, boat registration, marine escrow, yacht
brokerage, new boat sales, yacht charters, commercial fishing, and
- This publication includes information and resources that
cover every aspect of vessel documentation, boat titling, state
registration, foreign registry, title research, and maritime
transactions. Here you will find a wide array of articles,
information, guidelines, instructions, links, and resources for
implementing any type of boat transaction or recording. We have it
all covered on the state, federal, and foreign levels for everything
from ski-boats to mega-yachts.
Documentation - Vessel documentation is a type of
federal boat registration which is administered by the U.S. Coast
Guard. It applies to boats over 24 feet in length and is available
for recreational or commercial usage. Visit our "Federal" page for
an explanation of what documentation is all about, an overview of
the application process, and how it relates to maritime
transactions. We also provide numerous articles, guidelines,
services, and resources regarding Coast Guard vessel
Registration - Registration is required by all of
the states for boats which operate within their jurisdictional waters.
Some, but not all, may also provide title certificates for
non-documented vessels. Our "State" page addresses operational
requirements on a state by state basis and explores the
relationships between Coast Guard documentation and state titling. You will also find
a full range of services and other resources for obtaining state
level boat registrations and titles.
Registry - Foreign yacht registry often becomes a
factor in vessel documentation, state level boat registration, and other types of boat transactions
here in the United States. Our "Foreign" page contains information,
articles, data, and other resources regarding the placement or
removal of yachts to and from the registry systems of other
Advisor - Our boat title "Advisor" page contains
answers to frequently asked questions from buyers, sellers, owners,
lenders, brokers, dealers, attorneys, and marina operators. It
covers a wide range of boating topics such as state level boat
titling or registration, Coast Guard documentation, foreign
registry, boat transactions, operational requirements, and
title services. This open forum is a great resource which is offered
free of charge as a courtesy for our readers.
Research - Title research is one of the most important and
yet difficult aspects of any boat transaction. This can be
attributed to the number of options available for titling boats and
recording liens, mortgages, or encumbrances. Our "Database" page
brings together all of the available resources for obtaining boat
record searches, historical reports, and mailing lists.
Services - A full compliment of services related to
vessel documentation, boat titling, title research, loan security,
and closing settlements can be found on our "Services" page. These
include downloadable self-service kits which can save you hundreds
of dollars or convenient full services as provided by our boat
Forms - In addition to our service options, we offer
the internet's largest gathering of boat titling and transaction
forms. These are all-inclusive and cover everything from vessel
documentation to maritime transactions. The forms are fielded for easy
usage and come with instructions and examples. Visit our "Forms"
page for immediate downloads in either Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word
format depending on the application.
Library - Our boat titling "Library" page contains
articles, handbooks, links, and other reference material pertaining
to vessel documentation, boat registration, and foreign yacht
registry. You will also find a wealth of information related to
boat escrow closing settlements and other vessel transactions.
Such topics are designed to help educate our readers about the
implications of buying, owning, and selling a boat.
Resources - Our marine "Resources" page contains a listing
of vessel documentation, boat titling, foreign registry, and other
marine industry resources which may be useful to our readers. This
includes a short description of what the site is all about and
direct links to their content. We encourage all maritime vendors
with boating related products and services to join our marine
Navigation - We have invested a considerable amount
of time and effort into making our web presentation easy to
navigate. This begins with uniform headers and footers which can be
found on every page throughout our site. These contain clickable
links that allow readers to move easily among various pages, forms,
articles, guides, and data resources. Given the enormous amount of
information, we suggest that you browse through all of the content
before settling on a particular subject.
& Upgrades - This web site is built around
dynamic content which is ever changing due to developments in the
marine industry and changes in boat title regulations. Our publication is
therefore a work in progress which requires constant revisions and
upgrades in order to stay current. We accordingly invite you to
visit our website on a regular basis in order to take advantage of
the latest information.
- It is our pleasure that you have allowed us the opportunity of
conveying our message and we wish to express our gratitude. We
sincerely hope you will find the information contained herein to be
meaningful and constructive. Please let us know if you have any
comments or suggestions about how we may further enhance this
publication to better serve your needs.