Answers to frequently asked questions about our boat title services.
Can I save much with your online self-service boat title kits?
Our self-service vessel documentation, boat registration, and
transaction kits could save you hundreds of dollars in professional
fees. The only costs required In addition to the kit fee, are
recording fees and any applicable taxes.
Do all of your services include customer support?
Customer support is one of the most important aspects of our service
offerings. It is provided with virtually every service and forms
package. You will find a customer support link on the landing or
interface page with each and every selection, which is monitored on
a regular basis. This is an integral part of your
purchase and we take it very seriously.
Do you offer full services?
We are a web based enterprise, therefore all of our services are
provided as online self service kits, downloadable forms, vessel
record search databases, and titling handbook guides. However, we
have formed an affiliation with a full service documentation company
in order to provide our readers with a complete range of vessel
titling products. You will find a link from each of our
service offerings where you can obtain a free quotation for the
Does your vessel record search include state boat registrations?
Strict disclosure laws now prohibit most states from providing boat
registration information to the general public. Such records must be
ordered on a case by case basis and the requester must show due
cause for needing the information. This type of information is therefore somewhat limited in our
database service. However, the subscription does instructions, forms, and contact information for obtaining records from each state.
Have you been established for a long time?
MarineTitle.com was one of the very first Coast Guard
vessel documentation web sites on the internet and has remained active for two decades. The site was originally designed as a customer service
enhancement for one of the nation's largest full service USCG documentation companies. Today, we are stand alone enterprise and
have become the premier online source for Coast Guard documentation
services, forms, databases, and vessel title information.
How can I be sure I'm ordering the right self-service kit?
The ordering page for each self-service kit offers detailed
information and examples about their contents and usage. However, it
can become a bit confusing given the number of different services we
have to offer. If you are unsure about which one is right for your
needs, just go to the bottom of any page and click on the "Contact
Us Link". Provide a short description of what you are wanting to
accomplish and we will get back to you right away
How extensive is your forms coverage?
Our forms coverage is the most extensive you will find on the internet. It covers the a full range of Coast Guard
documentation, boat registration, and transactions for all types of
vessels. All forms are value enhanced and many can not be found
How secure is your online ordering system?
All of our self-service kits, databases, and forms are available immediately on
line by using your favorite credit card for payment. When placing an
order, you are linked to a secure and encoded web site which belongs
to one of the internet's most reputable credit card merchant service
providers. Once they have gathered and approved the payment
information, you are returned to our web site and given immediate
access to your kit, database, or form. This system is so protective, that our
company is not even allowed access to your full credit card number.
Is it difficult to file my own recordings?
Coast Guard documentation and state recording agencies have greatly
streamlined the manner in which they now process applications. In
fact, the Coast Guard no longer requires
original items with most recordings. This means that all submissions
can now be faxed or emailed. Our self service kits contain detailed
filing instructions along with transmittal cover sheets for each
particular kind of transaction.
What is different about your forms?
Our forms are all value enhanced and offer much more than just the
typical flat copies you may find elsewhere. They are completely
fielded with convenient tabs for easy navigation. We also include
online instructions and real world examples with each form. In
addition, our free customer support is available with all of our
products. Most of our forms are not available from other vendors.
Where can if find marine, boat, or
vessel escrow services?
In the marine industry, you will not find the equivalent of typical
real estate escrow services for boat transactions. Marine escrows
are for the most part handled by yacht brokers, commercial lenders,
and a handful of documentation companies. Unfortunately, these are
often performed in an ad hock manner by non-professional agents with
little or no governmental oversight. Visit our "Transactions Page" for a
detailed and informative article about marine escrows.
Where does your expertise come from?
MarineTitle.com is managed and operated by the industry's foremost
experts in Coast Guard documentation, boat titling, and vessel
transactions. We are constantly engaged with vessel owners, buyers,
sellers, yacht brokers, boat dealers, marine lenders, and marine
attorneys from all over the world. Our principals have owned,
managed, and operated marine related enterprises for almost three
decades. Such experience includes, Coast Guard documentation, boat
titling, marine escrow, yacht brokerage, new boat sales, yacht
charters, commercial fishing, and internet technology.