vessel documentation and boat registration


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         Vessel documentation services, boat title services, and boat transaction services  for everything from ski-boats to mega-yachts. We offer a full compliment of services that can save you hundreds of dollars in boat titling costs. Be sure to browse through the extensive listing of selections shown on this page and discover all we have to offer.

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  Abstract of Title  -  Obtain an abstract of title for any Coast Guard documented vessel within 24 to 48 hours. Shows the vessel's true ownership and all liens or mortgages. Your choice of our economical self-service kit or full-services.
  Initial Vessel Documentation  -  Place a new or previously owned vessel into Coast Guard vessel documentation for the first time with your choice of economical self-service or convenient full service options.
  Vessel Documentation Transfer  -  Record a transfer ownership on a vessel which has been previously Coast Guard documented to individuals, a corporation, partnership, trust arrangement, or other legal entity.
  Vessel Documentation Revision  -  Change or revise a vessel name, hailing port, or trade endorsements on an existing certificate of documentation without implementing a transfer of ownership or other types of recordings.
  Vessel Documentation Reinstatement  -  Reinstate a Coast Guard certificate of documentation that has expired or been deleted without changing the vessel's status or ownership.

  Vessel Documentation Removal  -  Delete a Coast Guard documented vessel from documentation and obtain an optional evidence of deletion certificate. Your choice of economical self-services or convenient full-services.
  Vessel Documentation Certificate Replacement  -  Obtain a replacement for a lost, mutilated, or wrongfully withheld certificate of documentation for your documented vessel. Economical self-service or convenient full-service options.
  Vessel Claim of Lien  -  Record a notice of claim of lien on any vessel that is Coast Guard documented or in the process of becoming documented. Your choice of economical self-services or convenient full-services.
  Preferred Vessel Mortgage  -  Record a ship's mortgage on any vessel which is currently, or about to become, documented with the U.S. Coast Guard.
  Vessel Mortgage Supplement  -  Record a supplemental filing to a preferred vessel mortgage such as an amendment, assignment, assumption, or subordination.
  Vessel Mortgage Foreclosure  -  Prepare the necessary paperwork to satisfy Coast Guard vessel documentation requirements for a non-judicial foreclosure.


  Boat Title & History Search   -   Search for boat records from seven master databases all rolled into one. Identify boats that have been stolen, damaged, destroyed, submerged, salvaged, or recalled. Includes our vessel documentation and boat claims databases. Unique cross-checking feature for hull numbers, documentation numbers, and state registration numbers. The service also provides resources for obtaining state and foreign boat records.


  Vessel Documentation Database  -  Search over 500,000 Coast Guard vessel documentation records online by various criteria. Returns details for currently documented boats and most which have dropped out of documentation over the past ten years. Download owner mailing lists and create various summary reports. Includes a unique browsing feature which generates labels, envelopes, and prospect letters. There is nothing else like this available on the internet.


  Boat Closing Settlement Service  -  A safe, efficient, and economical way for buyers and sellers to exchange considerations when finalizing the purchase and sale of a boat or yacht. The closing settlement service is ideal for those who need a neutral third party to gather funds and ownership documents for distribution at the time of closing. This convenient offering is available for all types of vessels from ski boats to mega yachts.


  State Boat Registration Service  -  Register or title a boat with any state and record an optional security interest. Your choice of our economical self-service kits or convenient full-services. Our self-service gathers all necessary forms, instructions, and resources into one convenient package. The full service option is ideal for those who wish to have a professional handle everything from start to finish. This includes troubled titles that do not currently meet state requirements.


  Boat Purchase and Sale Service  -  Our boat purchase and sale self-service kit is ideal for buyers and sellers who wish to conduct a transaction directly between themselves. This package includes forms, instructions, and examples for constructing a purchase and sale agreement with ownership transfer documents and the appropriate report of sale notifications. The self-service kit is immediately available online directly from our web site.


  Boat Title Report Service  -  Our boat title report service provides an organized way of gathering critical information about a boat's title condition and its background. This means that boat buyers and marine lenders no longer have to rely solely on the owner's representations with respect to prior liens, recordings, and historical data. It is designed to offset an absence of marine title insurance which is not available in the boating industry.


  Boat Lien Claim Service  -  A free service that affords lien holders with an opportunity for exposing their claim to an expansive network of prospective buyers, lenders, and other interested parties. This is exactly the kind of data that our readers are seeking. There is absolutely no cost or fees for posting a claim and it only takes a few minutes to complete our online data form. Get started today without any need for setting up an account, password, or subscription.


  Stolen Boat Service  -  A free service that affords individuals, enforcement agencies, and insurance companies with an opportunity for exposing a stolen boat to an expansive network of  interested parties. This is exactly the kind of data that our readers are seeking. There is absolutely no cost or fees for a posting and it only takes a few minutes to complete our online data form. Get started today without any requirements for setting up an account, password, or subscription.

About Our Boat Title Services
An overview of our vessel documentation and boat registration services.

           Introduction  - is the nation's leading resource for U.S. Coast Guard vessel documentation and state level boat registration services. This includes our BoatScope database, which is the most comprehensive boat record and history search tool available to the boating public. You will also find boat closing settlement services which are offered through our full-service boat documentation and titling affiliate.

           Self-services  -  Our self-service kits are the first of their kind with respect to vessel documentation and boat titling. These easy to use packages are immediately accessible from our web site and contain all necessary forms, instructions, examples, and other resources to accomplish the task at hand. They are ideal for the economy minded and can save up to several hundred dollars in professional service fees.

           Full-Services  -  We are an internet based enterprise and our products are designed exclusively for online usage. In order to facilitate a complete range of services, we have formed an alliance with a full-service documentation company that can offer personalized assistance. A corresponding option is included with most of our service listings which will facilitate full-service quotations.

           Vessel Documentation  -  A complete range of Coast Guard vessel documentation services can be found in our service listings. These include initial documentation, re-documentation, status changes, ownership transfers, certificate replacement, and documentation removal services. All offerings are available as economical self-service kits or you can enjoy the convenience of full-services from our vessel documentation company affiliate.

           Preferred Mortgages  -  Preferred vessel mortgage and supplemental filings are offered as stand alone services or in conjunction with other packages. Supplemental filings consist of mortgage amendments, assignments, assumptions, subordinations, and release instruments. As with all of our services, these are available in economical self-service kits or as convenient full-services.

           Lien Clam Notices  -  Lien claim notifications of a maritime nature can be filed against any vessel that is actively documented with the U.S. Coast Guard. These include services, supplies, and other necessaries for which payment has not been made. Such recordings can be implemented by using one of our self-service kits or through our full-service affiliate.

           State Boat Registration  -  Nationwide state level registration and titling services for all types of watercraft are available from our web site. Our self-service kits include all of the necessary forms, instructions, links, and other resources needed to implement such filings. Start to finish assistance by a title specialist can also be obtained by choosing the respective full-service option.

           Title Research  -  Boat title and lien research is a necessary element in some of our services. Our self-service kits will therefore contain the applicable instructions, links, and other resources for implementing such research. In the case of full-services, a title specialist will conduct the necessary research on your behalf and apply such findings as required.

           Abstracts of Title  -  Ownership, lien, and mortgage research on documented vessels is implemented by obtaining an abstract of title from the U.S. Coast Guard. Our self-service kits and full-services will accordingly address such needs when applicable. Self-service and full-service options are also available for vessel abstracts of title on a stand-alone basis.

           Boat Settlement Service  -  Boat closing settlement services are available from our full-service vessel titling affiliate. These are handled in such a way that the buyer's funds are never at risk due to commingling or conversions. A title specialist will gather up all considerations from both the buyer and seller for exchange at the time of closing. This service can be utilized in conjunction with other documentation and titling services.

           BoatScope Database  -  Our BoatScope database service provides information on Coast Guard documented vessels and historical data for boats which have been auctioned, stolen, salvaged, or involved in law enforcement actions. It also contains resources for obtaining record-print outs from every state and facilitates owner mailing lists for documented vessels.

           Our Qualifications  -  The services offered on our web site are backed by years of experience in the boat documentation and titling industry. This in combination with our expertise in web technology has made it possible to implement our products in an efficient and cost effective manner. As a result, the boating public now has access to boat documentation and boat titling resources at very reasonable prices.

           Responsive Support  -  Customer satisfaction is the foremost measure of our continued success. We therefore offer comprehensive support for all of our products. Although time proven and thoroughly tested, there are times when our subscribers will need assistance with certain elements of our online services. Our customer support is therefore very responsive to such needs.

           Partners & Affiliates  -  Our web pages all contain a module with service and product listings from other web partners and affiliates. These include all types of services from boating supplies to specialized marine services. Although such enterprises are independent of our own operations, we monitor their performance to make sure such products are deserving of representation on our site.

           Choices and Options  -  As you can see, we have everything covered from Coast Guard vessel documentation to state level boat registration. More detailed information can be found for each individual service by selecting a choice which best suits your interests. This includes an overview of features, inclusions, pricing, and ordering instructions.

           New Developments  -  We are constantly working on new products that will enhance our lineup of vessel documentation and boat titling services. Our existing packages are also reviewed on a regular basis to make sure everything is up to date and functioning properly. Visitors are therefore encouraged to check our services page regularly for future upgrades and additions.

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