An abstract of title refers to the record of all documents that have been submitted to the United States Coast Guard for one particular vessel. This abstract will only list the information that has been provided to the Coast Guard during the time the boat in question was registered, which means that there are probably going to be gaps in the information if the registration was left unrenewed at some point or if it changed owners. There might also be gaps in the timeline if the vessel has been registered in different states or countries. However, the abstract of title is still a very informative record that can help a potential buyer or current owner cross-check past data about the vessel.
How Do I Apply for an Abstract of Title?
If your vessel is registered as part of the United States Coast Guard documentation, receiving an abstract of title is actually pretty easy. You simply need to request it using the abstract of title form on our website.
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