Our boat titling
library page contains articles, handbooks, links, and other reference
material for vessel documentation, boat registration, and foreign yacht
registry. You will also find a wealth of information related to marine
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.
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► TITLE SERVICES
A complete range of vessel documentation, boat
registration, and vessel research services.
► VESSEL FORMS
From purchase agreements to vessel titling, we have all
of the forms you will ever need.
► MAILING LISTS
Up-to-date ownership mailing lists in various formats
for all owners of documented vessels.
ABSTRACT OF TITLE
Obtain a report of all liens, mortgages, and owners for
any Coast Guard Documented Vessel.
► BOAT HISTORY
The internet's best database for historical
background checks on all types of vessels.
BOAT TITLING HANDBOOKS
Vessel Documentation Handbook
- An in-depth explanation of what Coast Guard documentation is
all about, how to go about obtaining it, and the implications of owning a
Vessel Abstracting Handbook
- Learn how to read, interpret, and summarize U.S. Coast Guard abstracts of
title. A must-have resource if you need to determine the ownership and lien
status of a documented vessel.
Vessel Research Handbook
- Handbook for conducting research on Coast Guard documentation records, state level boat registration records, foreign
registries, and vessel ownership in general.
Additions - Check this page frequently for new Coast
Guard vessel documentation boat registration guides or handbooks. We also
welcome any inquiries you may have about items not listed here.
BOAT TITLING LIBRARY
About Boat Registration
& Titling - An overview of state boat
registration and titling. Shows the relationships among state registrations,
titles, and vessel documentation.
About Foreign Registry
- An overview of foreign registry systems and how they relate to U.S. Coast
Guard vessel documentation and state level boat titling.
About Vessel Documentation
- An overview of the Coast Guard vessel documentation system, its
administration, and basic documentation requirements.
Escrow Closing Settlements - A summary of what boat
escrow closing settlements are all about, why there is an absence of such
resources, and the various alternatives.
Boat History Report
- An overview of boat history reports and vessel background checks.
Learn about the kinds of data they provide and the origins of such
Title Search - An overview about the various aspects
of boat title searches, how to verify ownership, and where to look for
recorded liens or encumbrances.
Delaware Yacht Registration
- A summary of what Delaware registration is all about, why it has
become so popular worldwide, and how it relates to other systems.
- Learn about deregistration requirements and how to obtain
deregistration certifications from state and federal agencies.
Bank Releases - Guidelines for obtaining boat,
outboard motor, or personal watercraft lien releases from failed banks. Hosted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
- A complete listing of the most commonly used terms in the marine
industry. Includes words and phrases as they apply to vessel
documentation and boat titling.
Maritime Boat Liens
- An overview what boat liens are all about, how they are created,
enforcement methods, and their relationship to vessel documentation or boat
Law Compilation - A Primer on maritime laws as compiled
by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) Hosted by the Department of
Introduction - MarineTitle.com has become widely
recognized as the internet's most comprehensive resource for
Coast Guard vessel documentation, boat registration, and yacht
registry. Much of this can be attributed the time and effort we have
invested in educating the boating public about these
complex subjects. Our boat titling library represents an ever
expanding body of information which is dedicated exclusively to this
Covered - The topics covered by our boat titling
library include Coast Guard vessel documentation, state boat
registration, foreign registry, boat escrow settlements, maritime
boat liens, marine lending, and boat title research. We also provide
a link to our marine glossary which identifies commonly used terms
within the marine industry. These are just an example of many other
subjects which are also addressed in the library.
Guard Documentation - One of the primary areas of
interest for our readers is U.S. Coast Guard vessel documentation.
We accordingly offer many articles and links which will help inform
those who seek an understanding of this complex body of regulations. Much of this relates to the Coast Guard's
interpretation of the respective statutes and how they administer
these with regard to the documentation process.
Registration - The conditions under which state
level boat registration, state boat titling, and Coast Guard vessel
documentation apply are often confusing. This is heightened by the
fact that each state has its own set of rules and regulations which
apply to boating within their respective waters. Our boat titling
library endeavors to enlighten readers about such matters by
offering related articles and advisories.
Yacht Registry - Yacht registration and titling
systems in foreign countries share many similarities with those
administered here in the United States. However, there are a number
issues which can arise when transferring ownership into and from
these respective agencies. Such matters are addressed among the
articles found in the library and our foreign page.
Transactions - Boat transactions involving ownership
transfers, liens, and mortgages are sometimes overshadowed by a body
of regulations known as "admiralty" or "maritime law". This
is especially true with vessels which have been Coast Guard
documented. We have included articles and other resources which
will help shed some light on these subjects. Our library also
addresses a number of issues related to boat escrow settlement
Links - Our boat titling library is comprised of
articles, summaries, and overviews written exclusively for our
readers. These are written in short concise terms for easy
comprehension by those who may be unfamiliar with the subject. We
also provide links to external resources which afford supplemental
information about matters related to boat transactions.
- In addition to our informational articles and links, we
offer a series of boat titling handbooks which are available for
purchase. These are also included when applicable in certain
self-service kits which can be found in our services page. The
handbooks currently cover such topics as Coast Guard vessel
documentation, Coast Guard vessel abstracts of title, and boat title
- The content of our web site is written and compiled by
industry experts with many years of experience in Coast Guard vessel
documentation, state boat registration, and marine escrow closing
settlements. This expertise enables us to produce such a complete range informative articles, summaries, and overviews.
These items can be fund in the boat titling library and other pages
of our site.
& Revisions - We will continue on a regular
basis to enhance our boat titling library with new articles, overviews, summaries,
and associated links. A number of new topics have also been
identified for additional boat titling handbooks. Our library is of
course, always undergoing revisions as the
respective information changes or becomes obsolete.
- At the top of this page, you will find a link which will
cause our boat titling library to become bookmarked on your
computer. We highly recommend this, especially for industry
professionals, as it will allow you to stay current with any new
articles, revisions, and updates as they occur. We implement these
on a regular basis and such information may be important to your
Assistance - The information provided through our
boat titling library page is subject to unannounced changes,
revisions, misinterpretation, and possible inaccuracies. Please
such data. In any event, you should consult with an
attorney before making important decisions about any boat related
► BOAT TITLE SERVICES
Visit our services page for a complete gathering of vessel
documentation or state boat registration services. These include a choice of economical self-service
kits or convenient full services.
Check out our BoatScope database service for documented vessel
ownership and vessel details. Includes owner mailing list services and other
► ABSTRACT SERVICES
An abstract of title for any vessel that is currently documented is
usually available within 24 to 48 hours. Check our economical self-service
abstract kits or convenient full-services which include an interpretation and