I have read on this forum that USCG documentation
is a hassle. I am just starting construction of a power boat
in the Philippines
. Philippine rules require any Philippine registered powerboat to carry a Filipino Captain
, a bit of a problem on a 25 ft boat. I am an American and from what I read on the USCG web site I should be able to meet documentation
requirements. Am I missing something? My alternative is to document in Lankawi, Malaysia
a flag of convenience. I would obviously prefer to be US flagged if it isn't a problem.