Vessel Documentation Company
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A vessel documentation company can be defined in boating terms as a business enterprise that offers services related to U.S. Coast Guard vessel documentation. Also known as "boat title companies", some may additionally provide state level registration and transaction settlement services. These privately owned companies are not associated with or approved by the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center or any other federal and state agencies.
The mission of most documentation companies is that of assisting boaters with the complexities associated with vessel documentation and registration. Their specialists are usually trained and experienced in all aspects of this process. Most companies will actually prepare and file the necessary paperwork on an applicant's behalf.
Documentation companies abound throughout the boating industry as there are no particular regulations or professional licensing requirements that have modulated such proliferation.
Boaters should exercise due diligence in selecting the right documentation company as there are some which have acquired an inordinate number of consumer complaints. Visit the above WikiTags for more information about documentation companies
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3/1/2022 - Page initiated by Team BoatWiki.