How To Multi-Year Renew USCG Vessel Documentation

It seems to be not very widely known, but recreational vessels can now renew their USCG certificates of documentation for a five year period.

USCG Now Offers 5 Year Renewal for Recreational Vessels

USCG Certificates of Documentation can now be renewed for up to five years at a time.

How to Change Your Boat’s Name With the Coast Guard: Step by Step

When I wanted to change my boat’s name, I could not find a simple set of instructions online. The USCG instructions weren’t 100% clear either.

So here’s what I did that worked, step by step.