National Vessel Registry Center

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pleasure craft licence
transport canada boat registration
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receiver general for canada
pleasure craft licence
transfer of ownership
vessel registry
canadian vessel registry
marine safety
pleasure craft electronic licesnsing system
canadian register of vessels
provisional certificate vessel
vessel registration transcripts
historical research
bare boat chartered vessels


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vessel registration query system
marine safety
pleasure craft electronic licensing system

National Vessel Registry Center, Corp. is NOT Transport Canada; we are a third party agency that handles Canadian Vessel Registration processing to Transport Canada.


A Vessel Registry Query is Easy to Do

There are all kinds of significant investments you will make in your life. Buying a home, getting a luxury car, or investing in a business are just a few of those moves you might do at some point. Before going into any of them, you most likely do all your research, get all the facts,…

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Form 7- Mortgage Registration and Why it Matters

Buying a new boat, or even a pre-owned yacht, can be quite expensive. Few of us have the cash at hand to go and make a purchase like this outright. If you are like most people looking to purchase a boat, you are going to need to rely on the help of a lender or…

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Transport Canada: the Right Knowledge and Access

Transport Canada provides Canadians quite a few resources, but they aren’t always simple to deal with. If you’ve ever had to deal with their licensing and registration rules for vessel owners before, then you may have discovered how their processes can be a bit counter-intuitive and somewhat opaque. After years of frustration, we came to…

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Canada Shipping Act and How it Relates to You

The Canadian Shipping Act affects you every time you and your watercraft head out onto the water. That’s not even an exaggeration. Even if you haven’t heard of the Act since history class (or even then) it’s actually one of the most important pieces of legislation having to do with boating in Canada. If you’re…

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Vessels Registry for all seasons of Vessel Ownership

There’s nothing like owning your own boat. Taking your boat out whenever you want, to do what you want, on your own schedule – that’s essentially the definition of freedom. From the moment you get your vessel to the moment you no longer have it, we can help you stay in compliance with the vessels…

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Becoming Part of the National Boat Registry

Okay, you have finalized the purchase of your boat and are the proud owner of a great recreational vessel or ship that you now plan to use as part of your business venture. Now that you have the boat in the water and are ready to use it, are you sure you have taken care…

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Contacting Transport Canada for a Change of Address

We live in a world where more of us are moving around often. In the past, you may have been likely to stay at the same home address or business address for many years. Now, with people looking to upgrade homes and facilities, with rents and mortgages changing, you may find that you move to…

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Tonnage Measurements, Registration and You

As you know, some vessels have to be registered in Canada, but some vessels can be registered even though it isn’t necessary. Vessels that do have to be registered include vessels that will be operated in foreign waters and/or are used for commercial purposes. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a hundred times:…

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