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.


What is the Vessel Query System, Why Use It?

In today’s world we have all the information we need in our pockets, we can easily search the weather, buy equipment for our vessel and look up information that could be essential to our boat. Understanding the usefulness of the Vessel Query System can be another reason to quickly check your phone to double check…

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Bareboat Charters in Canada: What You Need to Know About the Process

Charting your boat is one of the most popular choices for Canadian yacht owners. It’s not only a lucrative business decision, but there are also factors concerning upkeep and documentation. In this article, we will explore the benefits and everything else you need to know about the process of Bareboat Charters in Canada. Great way…

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Form 1 – Application for Registry: Where it Starts

There’s nothing quite like the joy of owning your first boat. Instead of having to be a guest on someone else’s vessel or taking the wheel for a bit, you are now in control. You’re in charge, what you say goes. There’s a freedom that comes with it. That freedom is exciting but it’s also…

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Pleasure Craft Licence in Ontario and Elsewhere

A pleasure craft licence can be the best kind of licence. Basically, it’s a licence to have fun. You can take your friends or family out for a day or night on Canada’s wonderful waters. You can lie out in the sun and then gaze up at the stars. Go for a swim, go skiing,…

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How to Change the Name of Your Boat and More

A vessel’s name is important. Often, it’s very important to the vessel owner. Sure, there are owners who just name their vessel the first thing that comes to mind or something they heard that name, but usually it’s something that a person has thought about for a long time. The name can have a deep,…

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About the Small Vessel Registry

At first glance, the “Small Vessel Registry” may sound odd. It almost seems like something out of a kid’s movie. Like, the Registry for Small Vessels where all of the tiny boats go. In reality, this registry is for certain vessels in Canada. Not all vessels have to get this kind of registration, in fact,…

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Importing a Boat into Canada? Here’s What You Need to Know

With the weather finally turning to spring some may be wanting to purchase a boat for summer fun but you might be purchasing from an American manufacturer. If that’s the case you could be wondering how does importing a boat into Canada works. One of the easiest ways to get it done is to hire…

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Changing Your Vessel Name, How?

When you have recently purchased a boat you’re excited to get out on the water. You are probably more concerned about spending a day fishing in the sun than worrying about forms and legal steps. However, if you purchased your boat from another owner you may ask “how to change the name of your boat?”.…

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