Transfer/Exchange of Active Vessel Documentation
Use this form if you are:
- Adding/removing a spouse to the Certificate of Documentation after a passing or divorce
- Selling/transferring your vessel: When the sale is finalized you may complete a U.S. Coast Guard Bill of Sale (CG-1340). If there is an outstanding mortgage, the mortgagee (lender) should complete a Satisfaction of Mortgage. The vessel cannot be removed or transferred from documentation with an outstanding mortgage or lien.
- Transferring Documentation into a Trust, Corporation or LLC
- Making ANY changes to the vessel’s endorsement status or managing owner’s name.
NOTE: FILING THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT ENTITLE A VESSEL TO DOCUMENTATION OR TO ANY CHANGES SOUGHT ON A CERTIFICATE OF DOCUMENTATION. OFFICIAL NUMBERS DESIGNATED ON THE BASIS OF THIS APPLICATION ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. ONLY A CURRENT CERTIFICATE OF DOCUMENTATION IS VALID FOR VESSEL OPERATION.