A Quick Guide to Buying a Boat in Canada

buying a boat in Canada

There’s nothing more exciting than the prospect of buying a boat. After all, the maritime world will open up to you in all sorts of ways. Of course, buying a boat in Canada is a complicated matter, and one that you will need to put some thought into. Let’s take a closer look at what this overall process will entail.

The Process For Your Purchase

Buying a boat in Canada is one of those things that sounds very fun from the get-go, but the process in and of itself can be a lot more complicated than you’d want it to be. In order to help you with it, though, we’ve compiled a few tips that you’ll want to keep in mind throughout so that you can better navigate the ensuing process. 

Buying a Boat in Canada

When it comes to actually purchasing the boat, the bulk of the process will be up to you. After all, you are the one who knows what you’re looking for, so how are you going to approach buying a boat in Canada? Are you going to look for listings online for second hand vessels or will you buy new? If you’re buying secondhand, you should know that it will be better for you to really look into the vessel’s background to make sure that everything is in order and that the purchase you are making is in your best interest. You can do this by consulting the Canadian Vessel Registry to learn about the vessel’s standing or you can request official documents from the current owner so that you can make the purchase safely.

Register Your Boat with Transport Canada

Now that you’ve made your purchase, you will have to register it accordingly with Transport Canada. Now, registering your boat probably sounds like an annoying bureaucratic process, but it doesn’t have to be. All you will need to do as part of this process is submit the corresponding form through our platform. The initial registration is conveniently found on our menu. After filling it out with your contact information and the vessel’s manufacturing details, you just have to submit it along with the accompanying fee. If it sounds like a pretty straightforward process, it’s because it is. The best part is that it’s all conveniently labeled with the instructions and, should you have any doubts about the process, well that’s what we’re here for.

Canadian Vessel Registry

Whether you’re buying a boat in Canada that needs to be registered or updating existing registration so that it reflects ownership changes, we want the process to be easy for you. This is why we make it so you can conveniently fill out and submit every relevant form through our website directly to Transport Canada. If you have any question about what the process you’re taking care of entails, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Just give us a call at +1 (800) 419-9569 or email us at info@canadianvesselregistry.ca and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.