What do I do for Proof of Ownership of a boat for my Captain's license if it's in my companies name?

Learn how to provide proof of boat ownership for your USCG captain's license when the vessel is in your company's name.

2 mins read・Apr 12, 2022
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You need to submit both the proof of ownership of the boat and a document that has your name on it as well as the companies.

Documenting sea time on a vessel you own boat

If you are documenting sea time on a vessel you own you will always need to provide proof of ownership for every vessel you are submitting to the USCG.

The vessel ownership documentation must list your name and match the vessel identification information you used on your CG-719S. Acceptable proof of ownership may include, although not limited to:

  • Vessel documentation
  • Title
  • Proof of insurance
  • Bill of sale
  • State registration

What if my proof of ownership lists my companies name instead of my name?

Not a problem, if the vessel ownership documentation you provide lists a company name instead of your name it is accepted but with some additional company affiliation documentation.

Your proof of company affiliation documentation must have both your name and the company that owns the vessels name clearly. Acceptable company affiliation documentation may include, although not limited to:

  • Incorporation Documentation
  • Business License
  • Insurance
  • Tax fillings

This is one more step and it's kind of a pain but it is how you get the USCG to give you credit for sailing on your own vessel when you are the one certifying your time aboard.

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Nate Gilman
Nate Gilman

Nate has over 15 years of professional maritime experience and has hawsepiped his way to a 3rd Mate Unlimited Endorsement with full STCW compliance. He is proud veteran of the NOAA Commissioned Corps.

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