Predatory online businesses are currently posing as official government entities and charge 2-3X more for Documentation renewals than the actual Coast Guard.
Documentation costs only $26 a year after initial sign-up fees have been paid, and re-documentation fees are only required if the vessel has been expired for over a month.
How do you know if you're on an official USCG site? Look for ".gov" or ".mil" at the end of the web address and a total of $26.00 for processing.
To learn more, view the article from Boat.US below.