National Vessel Registry Center

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receiver general for canada
pleasure craft licence
transfer of ownership
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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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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 A Pleasure Craft License?

You have just purchased a new vessel for your collection, and are uncertain whether you will need to use a license on your new boat. Understanding what licensing a vessel requires, and how it may affect the ability to operate your boat can be very important. If you have been told that you will be…

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When Will You Need A Provisional Certificate For A Vessel?

Applying for a certificate of registration for your vessel can take a long time, and you have to go through several steps of a legal process in order to obtain documentation you require. Making sure that your boat is correctly registered is vital if you don’t want problems with customs or shipping agencies. While you…

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Get a Faster Response with Your Vessel Registration Forms

The wheels of government move incredibly slow, and this seems to be particularly true of the government agency dealing with vessel registration. Transport Canada has a large number of forms to deal with, and many pieces of paperwork are not submitted correctly, making the whole process take much longer than necessary. If you are submitting…

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Do You Know About The Vessel Registry Fees You Need To Pay?

When you register a vessel with Transport Canada in order to obtain a registry certificate, you will have to pay a certain fee in order to obtain the documentation you require. This registration form may be valid for as long as you own the vessel, or at least as long as the information on it…

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Understanding the Different Types of Documentation for a Canadian Vessel

After purchasing a vessel in Canada, it is important to understand whether you should license your boat, or seek to have a registration certificate. Transport Canada requires that you have either one or other of these types of Documentation for a Canadian vessel operating in their waters, and so it is important to understand the…

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How to Check out a Used Licensed Pleasure Craft

If you’re in the market for a boat, you might be thinking about buying a used licensed pleasure craft. But what should you check to see if the boat is a good buy for you? Here are a few things to watch out for, but if in doubt, call in a professional. If you do…

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What Rope Should You be Using on your Licensed Pleasure Craft?

A rope is sometimes overlooked as an important part of the maritime activity. It got hard work to do, so it’s only right that you choose the rope that is right for your boat size, the activities you are participating in, and weather conditions. Most boaters go for either polypropylene or nylon rope. If you’re…

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Buying a Motor for a Canadian vessel

If you want to buy a motor for a Canadian vessel, an outboard motor might be the answer. But what kind, and how many? Is bigger really better? While you might automatically think that a four-stroke is better than a two-stroke, that’s not necessarily the case. From a technical point of view, this is the difference between the…

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