Arranging a Transfer of Canadian Registration for Your Vessel

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The boat you have always wanted is finally within your reach. You have saved for years, shopped around with different brokers and on the secondary market, and you finally came across the one you want. It fits all your needs regarding size, engine and condition and the price is right where you need it to be to make the purchase ideal for you. You may go through some haggling to get the deal perfect, but once everything is all set, you can finalize the transaction, and the boat will be yours. Once you take ownership of the vessel, you are going to want to see about arranging for a transfer of Canadian registration of the vessel.

The Transfer is Important

Arranging for a transfer of the registration is important to you for several reasons. If the vessel is a commercial one, registration is required by law and you need to make sure that, as the rightful owner of the vessel, the transfer is completed legally so you can keep the number on the vessel and use your boat legally. For recreational vessels, if the boat is registered you want the registry to reflect that you are the new owner of the boat. As the new owner, you are responsible for filing this information.

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How to Transfer Registration

To handle a transfer of Canadian registration, you will need to fill out the appropriate form with Transport Canada, the government agency in charge of the registry of vessels for Canada. The forms are available from the Transport Canada website, and you can file with them online or through the mail; however, the form can be a bit confusing if you have never had to fill one out before and filing incorrectly can delay or hamper your efforts. In situations like this, you may want to turn to us at Canadian Vessel Registry Center Corp. for help.

Getting the Transfer Completed

At Canadian Vessel Registry Center Corp., we are a third-party that can take care of all the filing you may need to do with Transport Canada, including a transfer of Canadian registration form. You can fill out the form directly on our website and submit it to us, and we will check it over to make sure it is correct and file on your behalf so you can get the process moving. If you ever have any questions about the process, you can always contact us at (800) 419-9569, and we will be glad to help with your registration efforts.