National Vessel Registry Center

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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.


The Cost of a Vessel Certificate of Registry in Canada

Registering your vessel to travel through Canadian waters is essential, regardless of whether you intend to use it as a pleasure vessel or as a commercial ship. Most people who purchase yachts and boats in Canada will need this documentation when they are travelling in international waters, or moving the boat from its original port…

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Getting Certification for Commercial Vessels 15-150 Gross Tons

Owning a commercial vessel in Canada can create fantastic business opportunities for you. You can get the chance to earn money being involved in an industry on the water, something you have always dreamed about doing. When you are first getting started with your commercial business, you need to keep in mind the rules and…

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The Markings of a Canadian Official Number on Your Vessel

As wonderful as it can be for you and your family and friends to spend leisure time out on your boat, you as the boat owner must be aware that you need to follow the rules and regulations set by Transport Canada if you want your vessel to be on Canadian waters legally. Naturally, there…

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Why You Need Form 9 – Application for Provisional Certificate of Registry

When you first buy your vessel, you will have set in motion the wheels of applying for a certificate of registry with the Canadian Coast Guard. The process of receiving this certification can be very drawn-out, and it is important that you take the time to make sure that your boat is correctly registered in…

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Making Your Way through the Pleasure Craft Electronic Licensing System

Transport Canada has many thousands of applications for registration certificates every year, and they want to make sure that everyone can get the forms they need as quickly as possible. If this is your first time applying for a registration certificate, and you don’t know what to do, then you may need some assistance in…

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The Steps to Get a Registered Pleasure Craft

Once you have made the plunge and bought a new boat like a yacht or other pleasure vessel for yourself, you want to decide what to do regarding licensing or registration. In Canada, all pleasure craft that has a motor over ten horsepower must have a license, but you can opt to get registration instead…

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What to Do After You Get Certification for Vessels Over 24 Meters

Once you get Canadian certification for vessels over 24 meters, the world is essentially yours. Like essentially all other boat certifications, it can be a pain to get. That’s why you should use the professionals at the Canadian Vessel Registry. They have the kind of know how that makes getting the right certification easy. You…

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Vessel License Requirements for Different Types of Boats

When you first invest in a brand new vessel, you may have a certain idea in mind of what it will be used for. You may have purchased a yacht or luxury vessel in order to take your friends and family to the Islands or even further afield. You might have bought a small tug…

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