Four different types of boats

US Coast Guard Documentation

US Coast Guard Documentation creates an official record of ownership with the US Coast Guard, aids in theft recovery if your vessel is ever stolen and often eliminates the need to mark state registration numbers on your boat. Many marine lenders require that a boat be documented in order to provide financing since it creates an official record of ownership and a way to record liens.

BOATUS CAN HELP YOU DOCUMENT YOUR BOAT WITH THE US COAST GUARD

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Only boats owned by US citizens are able to be documented
  • Boats more than five net tons, measuring the boat's volume not weight, are able to be documented
  • Most boats over 27' in length meet the five net ton requirement

INFORMATION YOU MAY NEED TO PROVIDE:

  • Notarized Bill of Sale
  • Current Title or Registration
  • Builder's Certificate
  • Manufacturer's Statement of Origin

Call 800-365-5636 for more information.