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

IMPORTANT BLOGS

The Need for You to Get a Small Vessel Register (Commercial)

If you are looking at starting your own business that involves a boat in Canada, there are regulations that you need to make sure you follow. Not only does your vessel need to meet safety standards set forth by Transport Canada, but there are also registration requirements that you must meet. Depending on the size…

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Do I Need to Obtain a Pleasure Craft License?

If you’re a new owner of a boat, you may be wondering if you need to license your recent acquisition. In order to determine that, ask yourself if your boat is considered a pleasure craft.  A pleasure craft (or please boat) is a boat used for recreational purposes, be it for family outings or sportsmanlike…

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Obtaining the Proper Canadian Registry Certificate

When you purchase a pleasure vessel in Canada, you get the option of either licensing your craft with Transport Canada or seeking a registration certificate. You must choose one or the other, and while there is no cost for licensing your craft, registration does carry a fee. However, if you are carrying a marine mortgage…

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Obtaining the Right Canadian Registry Certificate

When you purchase a pleasure vessel in Canada, you get the option of either licensing your craft with Transport Canada or seeking a registration certificate. You must choose one or the other, and while there is no cost for licensing your craft, registration does carry a fee. However, if you are carrying a marine mortgage…

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How to Properly Import a Vessel into Canada

Owning a boat can prove to be one of life’s greatest pleasures. However, the process of acquiring one can be overwhelming, considering the many options available to buyers. If you’ve decided to turn to a foreign market for boat-shopping, you must follow the proper steps to know how to properly import a vessel into Canada.…

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The Need to Get a Small Vessel Register (Commercial)

If you are looking at starting your own business that involves a boat in Canada, there are regulations that you need to make sure you follow. Not only does your vessel need to meet safety standards set forth by Transport Canada, but there are also registration requirements that you must meet. Depending on the size…

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How to Change a Vessel’s Name and Port of Registry

If you’re recently bought a new boat, it is in your best interest to know how to change a vessel’s name and port of registry. You may be advised against doing so by other sailors, who tell you it’s bad luck. Whether changing your boat’s name would anger the gods of the sea is up…

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Why You Should be Importing a Vessel into Canada

When you are looking to purchase a boat, either a brand new one or one that is used from a private owner or broker, you may find that you need to expand your search outside of your immediate area so that you can find what you want at the best price for you. When you…

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