As of this writing, it’s winter in North America. That means cold winds, snow and sleet everywhere, but perhaps particularly in Canada. It’s not a time that most people are focused on their boats. However, this is the perfect time to register your vessel with the Canadian Vessel Registry. That way, when the weather becomes warm again, you can just take it out on the water and enjoy it. In this blog, we’ll go over how you can use our site to get your vessel into the Registry.
Canadian Vessel Registry First Time Registration
When people hear about “registering their vessel,” the first thing that comes to mind is usually something about putting numbers on the side of the boat. That can be important, but registration can do so much for you legally. For example, it proves legal ownership. You’ll have the actual title to the vessel. If you want, you can even then use the vessel as security for a loan. If you’ve always wanted a particular name for your vessel, registration can give it to you legally. On top of that, if you’d like, you can fly the Canadian flag when you’re registered.
Registration with Us
In the earlier days of vessel registration, the process used to take a long time. Before the internet, you had to track down the appropriate forms, fill them out, mail them in and wait. If there was a slight error with any of the forms (or even some part that you didn’t quite understand and thus filled out incorrectly) the form would be sent back to you. Then, you’d have to start everything all over again. When we were putting together our company, we realized there had to be a better way to do this.
Registering with Professionals
At our site, you can find the First-Time Registration forms. Indeed, you can find plenty of other forms as well. Fill them out and then send them to us electronically. Then, our professional document processors will look over the documents. If there are any small errors, they’ll correct them. That way, you won’t have to start the process all over again when you’d rather be out there on the water. We can do this for your registration, application for a bareboat charter, or any number of other forms of Canadian vessel registration. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us through our site or at (800) 419-9569.