National Vessel Registry Center

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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 Does Transport Canada Do?

If you’ve dealt with Transport Canada is was probably to do something like register your vessel or file some sort of paperwork. Transport Canada is in charge or what goes on in Canadian waterways. They are responsible for keeping track of the thousands of vessels that are on the water on a daily basis. They…

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Gift Ideas for Boaters

If you have an avid boater in your family you might be in the market to get them a gift. It might be their birthday, an anniversary or maybe you’re just getting ready for next Christmas or Hanukkah. We here at National Vessel Registry Center Corp. love boats and love to see people enjoy being…

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Where Should My Pleasure Craft Licence Be Displayed?

First things first, congrats on owning a boat and being a responsible boat owner! It’s always best to understand the legalities and requirements involved with owning your pleasure craft and looking up questions is one of the best ways to learn. One of the premier things to understand when learning about licence displays is that…

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Bareboat Chartering,What Should I Know?

If you picturing yourself sailing through sunny coves and exploring the waters of tropical islands you might be interested in bareboat chartering. However, it’s not as easy as hopping on a sailboat and setting off. There are five essential things you must master before you take the plunge. The first of those five is the…

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Is There a Difference Between a Boating Licence and a Registration?

Yes, there is a difference! If you’ve got a boat from a dealership or from a previous owner there are rules and regulations you must follow. Following these regulations can get your out on the water sooner without any worries. These regulations cover both commercial and recreational and are set by Transport Canada. Transport Canada…

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How to Write a Bill of Sale for Your Boat

If you have been wondering what it takes to create a bill of sale you can find instructions here. A bill of sale is a document that is used in the transfers of sale from a boat owner to its new buyer. It is an important document that serves the purpose of providing proof of…

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You Need a BC Pleasure Craft Licence for Your Vessel

Whether you purchase a boat that is brand new or one that is previously owned and used, there are procedures you must follow to make sure the boat is legal to be in the water in British Columbia (BC). Canadian law dictates that you must either register the vessel with Transport Canada or file for…

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Do You Need a Provisional Certificate for a Vessel?

Purchasing a vessel, either for your own uses or as part of your business, can be a substantial investment for you. You put a lot of hard work and money into obtaining a boat, and it is only natural that you would want to be able to use it as quickly as you can. Many…

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