If you own or are looking to own a pleasure craft, then you’re probably aware of the importance of getting a boating licence in Manitoba. This will, after all, provide you with proof of ownership in an official capacity and a permit of sorts to operate without the need for registration. Keeping your licence valid is a process in and of itself, so let’s go over some of its different components.
Boating Licence in Manitoba
So, when will you need to get a boating licence in Manitoba? There are very specific guidelines for this sort of situation. If you have a pleasure craft equipped with motors of 10 horsepower (7.5 kilowatts) or more, even if it is a personal watercraft, that is maintained or operated in Canada, you will need to obtain the corresponding licence. This way, you can avoid having to register the vessel and still be able to operate it in accordance with Transport Canada. You can conveniently do this through our platform.
Apply for a Boating Licence Duplicate
If something happens to your licence, be it that you misplaced it or it was damaged, you will need to replace it. Don’t worry, the licence is still technically valid, but you will have to get an official replacement in order to continue to operate properly. You won’t have to go through the whole process all over again, but you will have to submit the duplicate application, which you can also find here on our website.
Updating the Licence
Did you recently change your address or the boat’s hailing port? Do you need to update one of the vessel’s specifications? Well, your pleasure craft licence will need to be updated in order to reflect. However, this form cannot help you with a transfer of ownership, that will be a different process altogether. But if you need to change anything related to your boating licence in Manitoba, we’ll have the way for you to do it.
Transferring the Licence
If a boat has changed owners, the new one will not necessarily have to go through the process of getting a boating licence in Manitoba all over again. At least, they won’t have to do it if the vessel was previously licensed already. You can simply submit the transfer of licence form, which will update it in order to officially reflect the new owner of the boat. This will also apply when you are adding or removing owners from the licence, so be sure to keep that in mind as well.
Applying for Renewal
The renewal form will be of great use when your licence is soon expiring. Even though it’s always good to do this kind of thing in advance, you won’t be able to do this until you are at least three months away from the expiration date. Just don’t let your pleasure craft licence expire! Especially when you have access to convenient renewal tools here on our platform.
Transport Canada Forms
The process of registering a vessel in Canada can be somewhat confusing or intimidating, but only if you’re doing it on your own. With the help of the National Vessel Registry Center, the registration and licensing processes for boats, as well as other similar paperwork and applications, will be all that much easier. Regardless of what you need to submit to Transport Canada, you will find everything you need to do so here on our website. And not only that, but you will also be able to fill them out and submit them directly through the platform. And should you have any questions at some point or need help with anything, you can always contact us through our number or our site.