National Vessel Registry Center

Secure online application process


marine transportation
vessel registration query system
marine safety
pleasure craft electronic licensing system



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

National Vessel Registry Center, Corp. is NOT Transport Canada; we are a third party agency that handles Canadian Vessel Registration processing to Transport Canada.


Beyond Transport Canada Documentation: Staying Safe on the Water

Filling out the proper Transport Canada documentation is the responsibility of every vessel owner. It’s a chore, but one that has to be done, and at our site, we make it as easy as can be. Another responsibility of every vessel owner: safety. That’s always true but especially so while COVID-19 is still out there.…

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The Pleasure of Applying for a Pleasure Craft License from Anywhere

Whether you’re applying for Canadian vessel registration, Bare-Boat Charter registration, a Pleasure Craft License, or anything else, it may not exactly be fun. After all, it’s paperwork. It’s the kind of important chore that’s still, well, a chore. Most vessel owners, naturally, tend to put it off in favor of doing practically anything else. There’s…

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Transport Canada Pleasure Craft License and So Much More

Have you just purchased a boat and aren’t sure what the next step is? Do you know that you’re supposed to get some kind of documentation for your vessel, but don’t know if it’s registration, a Transport Canada Pleasure Craft License, or something else? That’s where we come in. Yes, you can come to our…

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Pleasure Craft License Information: What You Need to Know

Should you get your vessel registered, or should you get a license? Is your vessel a pleasure craft or something else? It’s absolutely understandable if you don’t know the answers to these questions. So many of these words sound very similar to each other, which can make it all that much more difficult to parse.…

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Changing The Name Of A Boat In Canada

You scrimped and saved and did all you could to get the money together so that you can purchase that boat you saw for sale. It looks to be in fantastic shape, has everything you want, and its price is right, so you have made the leap and bought it. Now that you have the…

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Get Your Boat Registration in Ontario Started

Congratulations! You acquired that boat you have wanted all your life. The only thing you are looking forward to now is getting out on the water with friends and family, traveling, fishing, and enjoying each moment. Owning a boat is a fantastic thing, but you also need to know that there are requirements of boat…

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Learning about Boat Registration Numbers in Canada

Once you purchase a boat, whether it is new from the manufacturer or used from a previous owner or broker, you will have to follow some steps to make sure it is appropriately licensed or registered. When you reside in Canada, the government agency that handles this process is Transport Canada. There is a difference…

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What to Do about A Transfer Of Ownership

Deciding that now is the right time for you to sell your boat or turn ownership over to a family member may not always be an easy choice. Still, there are definitely a few good reasons for you to do so. Whether you are looking to buy a new boat or you just think the…

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