Why You Need Form 9 – Application for Provisional Certificate of Registry

When you first buy your vessel, you will have set in motion the wheels of applying for a certificate of registry with the Canadian Coast Guard. The process of receiving this certification can be very drawn-out, and it is important that you take the time to make sure that your boat is correctly registered in…

Canadian Customs By Boat Details

Moving through customs situations can be stressful if you’ve never experienced it before. It can be even more so if you’re on a boat and are uncertain of the processes. That’s true no matter what customs must be cleared whenever you’re crossing a Canadian/ US border. In fact, until you have made you way through…

Using Form 17 – Application for the Registration of a Government Ship Under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, Subsection 46 (3)

It is important that you follow all the laws set forth by Transport Canada so that you can legally operate your ship in the Canadian waters. While there are differences in requirements depending on if you have a pleasure craft or commercial vessel, there are strict regulations you must follow if you are a government…

What is the Vessel Query System, Why Use It?

In today’s world we have all the information we need in our pockets, we can easily search the weather, buy equipment for our vessel and look up information that could be essential to our boat. Understanding the usefulness of the Vessel Query System can be another reason to quickly check your phone to double check…

Bareboat Charters in Canada: What You Need to Know About the Process

Charting your boat is one of the most popular choices for Canadian yacht owners. It’s not only a lucrative business decision, but there are also factors concerning upkeep and documentation. In this article, we will explore the benefits and everything else you need to know about the process of Bareboat Charters in Canada. Great way…

Form 1 – Application for Registry: Where it Starts

There’s nothing quite like the joy of owning your first boat. Instead of having to be a guest on someone else’s vessel or taking the wheel for a bit, you are now in control. You’re in charge, what you say goes. There’s a freedom that comes with it. That freedom is exciting but it’s also…

How to Change the Name of Your Boat and More

A vessel’s name is important. Often, it’s very important to the vessel owner. Sure, there are owners who just name their vessel the first thing that comes to mind or something they heard that name, but usually it’s something that a person has thought about for a long time. The name can have a deep,…

About the Small Vessel Registry

At first glance, the “Small Vessel Registry” may sound odd. It almost seems like something out of a kid’s movie. Like, the Registry for Small Vessels where all of the tiny boats go. In reality, this registry is for certain vessels in Canada. Not all vessels have to get this kind of registration, in fact,…