National Vessel Registry Center

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pleasure craft licence
transport canada boat registration
transport canada
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.


Make it Legal with a Licensed Pleasure Craft

You have made the final deal to buy the boat that you want from a dealership or from a private owner, and you are finally taking possession of the boat itself. Once you have your boat, the temptation may be to take it out right away so you can start enjoying it. Before you get…

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The Benefits to Bareboat Charters in Canada

“Bareboat charters in Canada” can sound odd when a person first hears it, like someone is chartering a completely empty boat so they can drift off into the ocean. It’s actually a great way for owners to get more out of their boats. Purchasing a boat is quite an investment, both in terms of money…

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The Pleasures of Registration: What the Canadian Vessel Registration Can Do

Summer is the perfect time of year to boat in a Canadian vessel. The temperatures are warm, the nights cool, and the water is pristine. There’s no better time to get out onto the water and take advantage of the season. To really enjoy it without hassles or worry, a boater would want to have…

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Learn How to Import a Vessel into Canada

Whether you are buying a shiny new yacht or pleasure vessel directly from a manufacturer, or you are getting the boat you want on the secondary market, if you live in Canada you may find the vessel you are most interested in is going to come from the United States. You may be able to…

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The Best Method for Importing a Vessel into Canada

Importing a vessel into Canada is a lot more complicated than simply driving or riding it over the border. There are many fantastic boats in Canada. However, sometimes the absolute perfect boat is over the border in America. When someone has their heart set on a watercraft, they shouldn’t let the process for importing a…

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Registering Your Vessel with Transport Canada Can be Easy

After going to the expense of investing in a high-quality, luxury pleasure vessel like a yacht, you not only want to make plans for fantastic voyages and trips for you and your family, but you also want to make sure that you register your vessel so you can be part of the national registry in…

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How to Get Information for Form 4B – Tonnage Measurement of a Simple Multihull Vessel

Now that you have that boat that you have wanted for so long, you may want to think about going through the registration process so you can have the boat be part of the national registry in Canada. You will need to spend some time compiling the necessary paperwork and forms so you can figure…

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Better Understanding Documentation for a Canadian Vessel

Having the proper documentation for a Canadian vessel makes boating that much more enjoyable. When a boater lacks a Canadian registry certificate, the fear of being stopped by the authorities is always going to be in the back of their mind. Once the boater has the right documentation, they can just enjoy the simple pleasure…

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