You can eliminate the possibility of late fees, as well as reinstatement fees, by paying your yearly renewal documentation in advance. Your certificate of documentation will be automatically renewed each year, for the number of years selected, by American Yacht Documentation LLC, a private documentation firm.
NOTE: The NVDC only issues their vessel renewals for a period/duration of one year each. Your yearly certificate will be valid for one year only. You will receive one (1) Year long certificate each year, depending on how many additional years you have ordered. For each individual year of renewal a new renewal will be AUTOMATICALLY forwarded to your designated address at time of renewal(s). This may require that the vessel owner update their current address to facilitate the renewal process.