How to Read and Understand Hull Registration Numbers

All vessels built or offered for sale in Canada must have a Hull Serial Number as per small vessel regulations. These numbers are not only for vessel identification but indicate model standards and are used in the event of manufacturer’s defect recall. When buying a used boat, determining its true age is crucial to a…

Planning to Buy a Boat? Key Things to Remember

You have finally saved enough to buy that boat you always dreamed of owning. Now, the question is how to go about it. Unlike buying a family car, which entails a simple process, purchasing a boat for whatever reason requires a greater understanding of technicalities and marine transport regulations involved. To help you navigate through…

Use a Bill of Sale Template in Canada When Selling Your Boat

Whether you have a small boat or an expensive luxury yacht, when the time comes for you to sell your vessel, you need to know that you are doing everything correctly. That way, there are no problems or hassles when it comes time to close the deal. The last thing you want are mistakes that…

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.…

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…