Yacht Guides

customs and immigration

When a yacht or any other type of pleasure boat arrives in the United States (”US”), the first place it docks must be at a Customs port or other place where Customs service is available. American pleasure boats that are not documented by the US Coast Guard, but are owned by citizens living in the […]

Choosing A Broker

How to Choose YOUR YACHT BROKER Once you have made the decision to purchase/sell your yacht, it is important to align yourself with a knowledgeable yacht brokerage firm to represent you in your transaction. Honesty, competency, and value are among the traits you should consider when choosing a broker. Having someone you can trust to […]

Owners Guide

Things you NEED TO KNOW… Once you have purchased your new yacht, Yachting Experts will continue to serve you by offering services for the upkeep and continuing maintenance of your yacht. Whether you are a local boater or an absentee owner, inquire with one of our agents about what programs we have to offer you. […]


Documentation INFORMATION Vessel documentation is a national form of registration. It is one of the oldest functions of Government, dating back to the 11th Act of the First Congress. Documentation provides conclusive evidence of nationality for international purposes, provides for unhindered commerce between the states, and admits vessels to certain restricted trades, such as coastwise […]

The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “dies caniculares” or “dog days”.  The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with star Sirius.  Sirius was know as the “Dog Star” because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog).   So as we […]