National Vessel Registry Center

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historical research
bare boat chartered vessels


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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.


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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How to Calculate the Tonnage Measurements of Your Vessel

Before you get set to submit the information for vessel registration to your boat in Canada, there are some things that you need to be aware of so you are less likely to have issues with your application and cause further delays in the process. Familiarizing yourself with the paperwork is always a good idea…

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How to Acquire a Pleasure Craft Licence

Many people today look for the opportunity to purchase a boat for personal uses. You yourself might be looking for the chance to get out on the water so that they can go fish, swim, travel to different places, or just enjoy hours or days out in the sea. If you have the means to…

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Certification of Vessels and you: Always Compliant

You have a checklist before you take your vessel out of port. Depending on your vessel and the circumstances, before you leave you may check the engine, fuel, weather, crew, plan, course, and the like. You do that for safety so that you’re prepared for any eventuality. Understanding that nothing is promised on the water,…

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A Vessel Registry Query is Easy to Do

There are all kinds of significant investments you will make in your life. Buying a home, getting a luxury car, or investing in a business are just a few of those moves you might do at some point. Before going into any of them, you most likely do all your research, get all the facts,…

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Form 7- Mortgage Registration and Why it Matters

Buying a new boat, or even a pre-owned yacht, can be quite expensive. Few of us have the cash at hand to go and make a purchase like this outright. If you are like most people looking to purchase a boat, you are going to need to rely on the help of a lender or…

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Transport Canada: the Right Knowledge and Access

Transport Canada provides Canadians quite a few resources, but they aren’t always simple to deal with. If you’ve ever had to deal with their licensing and registration rules for vessel owners before, then you may have discovered how their processes can be a bit counter-intuitive and somewhat opaque. After years of frustration, we came to…

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