About Us

Marz FWB

Marissa Fritz, owner of Northern Gulf Vessel Documentation (NGVD), has been in the marine industry for over 35 years. In 2005, Marissa joined a Global Yacht Dealership in Florida where she served as Closing Coordinator for 16 years supporting Florida, Texas and U.S. Coast Guard agency-transactions. In 2013 Marissa established NGVD to focus on Vessel Documentation. The knowledge and experience obtained from working as Closing Agent and Vessel Documentation Agent on hundreds of transactions means you have a highly qualified industry representative to handle your needs.

NGVD is a quality-first focused business and takes pride in the customer service provided in each transaction.  Additionally, NGVD is an approved Agent with numerous Marine Lenders.  Please consider NGVD for your business needs as we’re confident you will like the difference.


Documentation Services U.S. Coast Guard

  • Prepare and Submit Application for New and Existing USCG Documented Vessels
  • Ownership Changes to Documentation
  • Return to Documentation, and Renewals
  • Abstract of Title, Lien Search Requests with the USCG
  • Deletions from the USCG Documentation
  • Prepare and Record Preferred Ship’s Mortgage
  • File Satisfaction of Lien
  • File Bills of Sale

Documentation Services State Agencies

  • Specializing in: Florida, Texas and Rhode Island
  • Determine State Sales & Use Tax for Florida & Texas
  • Title & Registration Services for Vessel & Outboard Motors, Tenders in Texas
  • Title & Registrations Services for Vessel, Tender & Trailers in Florida
  • Rhode Island Registration for USCG Documented Vessels

Vessel Closing Services

  • Vessel Ownership Research – Corporations, Limited Liability, and Trusts
  • Vessel Lien Research – State and Federal Agencies
  • Prepare Vessel Closing Documents for Buyers and Sellers
  • Calculate the Applicable Sales and Use Taxes on behalf of the Buyer for Florida and Texas State Registrations
  • Work closely with the Buyers, Sellers, State Agencies, Federal Agencies, Banks, Brokerages and Dealerships to achieve a successful closing


Marissa deserves recognition for her excellent service in managing critical closings with professionalism and courtesy to my buyers and sellers.  Thank you for all your hard work!

John Booysen, Aspire Yacht Sales

I can always count on Marissa to do a quality job on my documentation needs.

Captain Mark Brundick, Broker | H & O Yacht Sales

In a market full of competition there is no substitution for a great product and great customer service
– Marissa gets it! –

  • (850) 621-6822

  • Marissa@northerngulfdoc.com

  • 2013 Pepperidge Way Tallahassee, FL 32308

  • Hours of Operation: Weekdays 8:30 AM – 5PM EST

  • Payment Options: Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express