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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.


How to Deal With a Lost Vessel Licence in Ontario

One moment, you’re out on the water, having a great time on your boat in Ontario. Maybe you’re spending time with friends and family, or perhaps you’re having a party with some clients from work. Regardless, it’s so much fun. Later on in the night, you wish everyone goodnight, and then you notice… your boat…

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The Ease of Getting a Pleasure Boat Licence

A pleasure craft is exactly that: a vessel that brings you joy. These are recreational boats. The “party boats,” the kinds of vessels that memories are made of and on. Spending an entire summer day out with good food and better friends – that’s what pleasure craft are for. They’re also for those days with…

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Processing a Boat Bill of Sale in Canada Online

Whether you are buying or selling a boat for the first time, you will see that there are steps that you need to follow to make the transaction is completed legally. Naturally, money is going to change hands at some point, but having the appropriate paperwork in place to certify the sale is just as…

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Replacing Certificate for your Vessel the Right Way

You never know what’s going to happen on the water. You could have the best laid out boat plan, you could have everything perfectly mapped, and yet, as soon as you get on the water, everything can change. The weather can shift fast, circumstance on your boat can change, the number of variables is quite…

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Staying Warm and Documentation for a Canadian Boat: What You Need

So many of our blogs are based around discussing what kind of documentation for a Canadian boat you need. While we always stress the importance of documentation, it’s not the only thing you need for your vessel. You need to always boat safely, too. The appropriate vessel documentation can keep you legally safe on the…

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A Pleasure Craft Licence in Canada is a Necessity

Having a boat can be an enjoyable experience for you, your family, and your friends. You get the chance to be on the water, go fishing, swimming, snorkeling, or one of dozens of other activities. You can even just go out in your boat and relax and enjoy the serenity of the seas. Of course,…

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Boat Registration of a Commercial Vessel

Having a boat as a part of the business you own and operate means doing all you can to make sure the ship is at its best for your customers. You need to know your vessel is safe and seaworthy if you expect it to perform well for you, but there are also other steps…

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How to Go About Licensing a Boat in BC

Now that you are close to purchasing your first pleasure vessel, you want to make sure that you are aware of the paperwork and processes you need to go through so you can use your boat as soon as possible. When you reside in an area of Canada, such as British Columbia (BC), the law…

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