(805) 886 1660 Office

PO Box 4832 Santa Barbara, CA 93140

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A Maritime Title Service for Recreational or Commercial Vessels

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VESSEL DOCUMENTATION SERVICES

 

VESSEL DOCUMENTATION SERVICES

All services related to United States Coast Guard vessel documentation at the office of the National Vessel Documentation Center for Recreational and Commercial Vessels

We are an independent maritime title company providing all services related to United States Coast Guard vessel documentation at the office of the National Vessel Documentation Center for Recreational and Commercial vessels including Abstract of Title, Initial or Exchange of Documentation, Simplified Measurement determination, filing of Preferred Ship Mortgage or Notice of Claim of Lien, Deletion from USCG documentation, Consultations....and more!


A sometimes complex process, we have the experience to provide you with a stress-free transaction, accurately identifying the documents which pertain specifically to your transaction and efficiently filing your important documents on the United States Coast Guard title for your vessel at the office of the National Vessel Documentation Center.

 

SERVICES

Your professional "Service of Choice" for all services related to United States Coast Guard vessel documentation at the office of the National Vessel Documentation Center for Recreational or Commercial vessels.

Vessel documentation is the Federal registration with the United States Coast Guard at the office of the National Vessel Documentation Center for both Recreational And Commercial vessels meeting the qualifying volume measurement of at least 5 net tons. United States citizenship is required.

USCG Documentation establishes an internationally recognized maritime title providing an official basis for vessel identification.  A history of ownership, Preferred Ship Mortgage, Notice of Claim of Lien are recorded at the National Vessel Documentation Center on title record for the vessel and can be provided as an Abstract of Title upon request.

Most lenders currently require a vessel to be a federally United States Coast Guard documented vessel, allowing the lender to perfect a security interest referred to as a Preferred Ship Mortgage.

It is our goal to be your "Service of Choice" offering a professional, experienced maritime title service with a personalized touch!

SERVICES

Committed to Quality

USCG Abstract of Title

USCG Bill of Sale

USCG Simplified Measurement Determination

USCG Initial or Exchange of Documentation

USCG Preferred Ship Mortgage

USCG Notice of Claim of Lien

USCG Satisfaction and Release of Preferred Ship Mortgage or Notice of Claim of Lien

Endorsements required to meet Commercial Use

Deletion from USCG Documentation

Transit Letter

Consultation

 



Santa Barbara Maritime Museum - USCG RAN
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SERVICES

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Recreational or Commercial

Power or Sail

Most vessels over 28' will meet the qualifying cubic volume measurement of 5 net tons required to become a federally documented Flagship with an official United States Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation.

US Citizenship required



 

TESTIMONIALS

What They’re Saying

 

"Superb service and follow through. Extremely professional and great communication. Always a pleasure to work with Maribeth and VESSEL DOCUMENTATION SERVICES!"

Joseph Martin Loge
USCG #1279827 ALLURE
Santa Barbara, CA

"Got the USCG Certificate of Documentation for EASY RIDER! You did what a lawyer who charged 3 times the price could not do...and kept me informed every step of the way! I can't tell you how much I appreciated it!"

Max Hardin
USCG #630389 EASY RIDER
Freeport, TX

"Registering a foreign built boat for the first time can be a daunting process. I wasn't sure where to start. A friend recommended using Maribeth's services and I am extremely glad I did. Maribeth was very professional and capable. She processed all my paperwork and I received my USCG Certificate of Documentation extremely quickly. I would highly recommend Maribeth and VESSEL DOCUMENTATION SERVICES! Many thanks, Maribeth; I can go enjoy my new boat now!"

David Walsh
USCG 126107 WANDERER
San Francisco, CA

TESTIMONIALS

What They’re Saying

 

"I greatly appreciated the services of Maribeth and her attention to detail and responsiveness were a great help in obtaining changes to the USCG Certificate of Documentation for my vessel, a Nordic Tug 42. We were faced with a difficult schedule that was affected by the government shutdown and she got the job done!"

F. C. Cooper
USCG #1230829 NORDIC QUEST
Portland, OR

"Maribeth Rogers did an excellent job of getting my boat documented with the Coast Guard.  The process was complicated since the boat was built overseas and further complicated by the fact that we changed the names of the registered owners after the application was submitted.  But, she got the job done expeditiously, guiding me carefully through the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing her business services!"

Bernard Girod
USCG #1237451 ROCK & ROLL
Santa Barbara, CA

VESSEL DOCUMENTATION SERVICES was proud to provide USCG documentation service for the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum's historic flagship RANGER!

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
USCG #1089369 RANGER
Santa Barbara, CA

CONTACT

We hope you will reach out to us to answer your questions regarding USCG vessel documentation for your Recreational or Commercial vessel. We're just a call away!

Maribeth Rogers - Owner/Agent

Sustaining Member California Harbor Masters and Port Captains

PO Box 4832 Santa Barbara, CA 93140

(805) 886 1660 Office