Can You Rename a Boat? A Step By Step Guide to the Renaming Process

Rename a Boat

Many people come to us asking “Can you rename a boat?”, not because it’s considered bad luck, but because they don’t know if it’s allowed. Don’t worry, it is, and here’s how you can do it. Our team is here to make sure this process is smooth for you.

Can You Rename a Boat?

There are different reasons why you’d want to rename your boat. For example, it could have been named after someone who you no longer want to think about, or maybe you want to rename it after someone in their honor. Can you rename a boat for any reason? Yes, you don’t actually need to justify the change. It’s yours, after all. Now, the ensuing process is not really hard, but it will definitely require you to fill out some paperwork. As with any administrative process, however, it can quickly get complicated if you don’t know what you’re doing, which is why we have a quick guide here for your convenience.

Requirements for Boat Names

Now, when it comes to boat name requirements, there aren’t a lot, but you do need to pay attention. You are practically free to name your boat whatever you want as long, of course, as it is unique. That is why when you first registered your boat, you were asked to provide three different options for the boat name in case one of them is already taken. When the time comes to rename the boat, it’s always good to consult with the database to make sure that you are changing the name of your boat to one that isn’t already taken. You can do so by visiting the Transport Canada database and checking it before applying.

Submitting the Form

So, let’s say you already know what name you’ll be choosing for your boat and that it hasn’t been taken yet. All you need to do now is submit the right form. You can simply head over to the registry tab on our menu in order to find the change of vessel name form. This can also be used in order to change the boat’s hailing port, in case you’re moving. You can submit these forms through our platform and we’ll make sure that everything is good to go before it’s actually submitted to Transport Canada.

Rename a Boat

Submitting 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.