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abalmuth Posted - Dec 06 2018 : 08:50:45
"A bill that would require the Coast Guard to offer 5-year vessel documentation renewal is on its way to the President's desk and is extremely likely to become law – a great benefit for active cruisers (funding the Coast Guard is good for boaters, too). From a press release:"
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Robski97 Posted - Dec 23 2018 : 08:25:20
LOL agreed

abalmuth Posted - Dec 19 2018 : 10:19:20
Originally posted by Robski97

FINALLY., but if u read it . its not implemented yet … have to love the government


Shakespeare was wrong, it’s not ‘The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" it should be: ‘The first thing we do, let's kill all the politicians"
Robski97 Posted - Dec 19 2018 : 09:02:31
FINALLY., but if u read it . its not implemented yet … have to love the government

abalmuth Posted - Dec 18 2018 : 10:10:55
Well i think it's now real:
Robski97 Posted - Dec 11 2018 : 08:04:27
i wouldn't be surprised if it passed and website wasn't updated. Christ u go to DMV and they will still give u a regular drivers lic that sorta useless in a year or two.
So nothing surprises me

Robyns Nest Posted - Dec 10 2018 : 22:43:26
My renewal just came in, same as last year, one year at a time.
Mike_R Posted - Dec 10 2018 : 15:02:34

A Certificate of Documentation is valid for one year from the date of issue, providing there are NO CHANGES other than a change of owner's address. The Certificate must be renewed on an annual basis. Even though it is up to the owner to assure the document does not expire, the Coast Guard will send a Notice of Renewal to the managing owner approximately 45 days prior to expiration. See the instruction letter Renewal of Certificate of Documentation elsewhere at this site regarding renewal procedures.
cwms Posted - Dec 08 2018 : 07:40:01
Pretty sure you can only renew for 1 year on the CG website. Beware of the scammers. I got burned a few years ago
Sandy Posted - Dec 08 2018 : 03:20:44
Just looked at one of the non-official doc renewal service websites , which says it will renew your unexpired vessel certificate of documentation for $75 /yr from 1 to 5 yrs for up to $300.

Oddly , if that 5 yr bill was passed a while back, the official USCG vessel documentation center is still indicating renewal is just for 1 yr at $26, but that information and fee schedule is still dated 2014. One would think that woud be updated if changed to reflect new law, no?

My boat is just state registered only so I don't deal with documentation.
Has anyone here renewed for more than 1 yr at a time without going through one of the extra-fee non-official services?
CurrentSea Posted - Dec 07 2018 : 16:22:59
Just be aware if you a 5 year renewal from some company that looks real.
Not going to post their website but there is a a company that will mail you an official looking for to renew about 2 months before its due.
They will even have a very official sounding and looking website.
It is a SCAM!
gcolton Posted - Dec 07 2018 : 07:00:41
The referenced article says that it had already passed Senate and House. Wikipedia says it was signed into law.

cwms Posted - Dec 06 2018 : 17:11:54
I’m Guessing it didn’t pass
Sandy Posted - Dec 06 2018 : 15:28:16
That article was from 2016 relating to the 2015 proposal. Do you know if anything changed after that?
JVM225 Posted - Dec 06 2018 : 09:29:20
That would be great!

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