Vessel Documentation

Boat registration and vessel documentation resources for everything from ski-boats to mega-yachts.

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.

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Featuring the nation's premier boat history database with a full compliment of title search resources.
Includes eight maritime databases all rolled into one convenient interface.
A must-have service for any prospective buyer or marine lender.


All you need to know about Coast Guard vessel documentation, preferred mortgages, and lien recordings for pleasure and commercial vessels.

vessel documentation


Information & resources for state registration and titling. Covers boats, trailers, and outboard motors with a nationwide summary.


Self-service packages for vessel documentation & boat transacations. Featuring the nation's foremost boat history database.


Forms for Coast Guard vessel documentation, state boat registration, boat loan security, and vessel transactions.


Information and resources for conducting boat title, history, ownership, and lien searches.


Actions, events, and transactions which may affect ownership, loan security, and other equity positions.

About Our Website

An overview of our website and how it can benefit you.

 is the longest running Coast Guard vessel documentation and boat registration resource on the world wide web. Our site was first published almost two decades 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.

          This growing popularity is founded on a degree of knowledge and expertise which is second to none in the marine industry. Our publishers have owned, managed, and operated boating 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 marine technologies.

          Issues surrounding boat titling and related transactions are far more complicated than most people realize. During it's lifetime, a particular boat may have been subjected to the laws of one or more states, the federal government, and perhaps even a foreign country. Unfortunately, there is very little conformity among their regulations with regard to the manner in which ownership, liens, and encumbrances are acknowledged, recorded, or prioritized.

          We have therefore made it our mission to acquaint readers with the various aspects of boat transactions and to present viable solutions for specific titling needs. Although our site is designed primarily as an informational resource, we do offer a complete lineup of boat titling and transactional services. Economical self-service kits are immediately available online and convenient full-services are provided by an associate boat title company that can handle everything on your behalf.

          As for layout, our presentation has been organized into a small number of master pages which act as gateways to more detailed information. Such links can be found at the top of every screen and represent the major topics covered within this site. Given the enormous amount of information provided herein, we suggest that you begin by visiting each master page briefly to become familiar with its related content.

          Our site is built around dynamic information which is ever changing due to developments in boat registration, documentation, and titling regulations. This publication is therefore a work in progress which requires constant revisions and upgrades. In order to stay current, we invite you to visit on a regular basis to learn about the latest industry trends.

          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 particular needs. More information about our web site and contact links can be found at the bottom of every page.

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