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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.


What is the Difference Between a Licence and Registration?

When you own a boat in Canada, whether you have purchased it brand new from a dealership or bought one on the secondary market from a broker or private seller, there are regulations that you need to follow so that you can legally put the boat in the water. There are regulations set forth by…

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Arranging a Transfer of Canadian Registration for Your Vessel

The boat you have always wanted is finally within your reach. You have saved for years, shopped around with different brokers and on the secondary market, and you finally came across the one you want. It fits all your needs regarding size, engine and condition and the price is right where you need it to…

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Understanding the Tonnage Measurements of Your Vessel

For commercial vessels, the amount of cargo space you have is important to you for several reasons. The space helps to determine what your carrying capacity is so that you know your capabilities for transport, but it will also play an important role for you when it comes to registering your vessel with the government.…

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Make Sure You are Complying with the Canada Shipping Act of 2001

There are always concerns regarding marine safety and the treatment of the marine environment to make sure the waterways stay in the best condition possible. Any boat owner needs to take their responsibilities seriously as an owner to make sure their vessel meets all safety standards and regulations and that every person on their boat,…

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How to Get a Canadian Registry Certificate

Owning a boat can create fantastic opportunities for you. If you own a commercial vessel, you get the chance to enjoy a business where you are out on the water and doing what you love each day. As a recreational vessel owner, the opportunity to take to the seas and go out for relaxing times…

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What is the Difference between a Licence and Vessel Registration?

If you’ve recently purchased a boat, or you’re planning on doing so in the near future, you have many things to consider. Firstly, you want to determine what type of vessel is best for your needs. Secondly, if you’re planning on using it for commercial purposes, you’ll want to have all of the correct documentation…

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What You Should Know about Transfer of Canadian Registration for a Vessel

If you’re purchasing, or by another means acquiring a vessel that’s been registered with the Canadian government, you should know that the registration can be easily transferred. In the event that ownership is being transferred, you can file a Transfer of Canadian Registration and ensure that all of your documentation is in place. Here are…

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What to Know about Registration of a Government Vessel

If you happen to be an owner of a boat that is going to be used for official Canadian government purposes, there are some things that you should know. For one, it is mandatory that your vessel be registered with Transport Canada. This means that you will need to file an official Application for Registration…

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