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…

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…

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,…

Importing a Boat into Canada? Here’s What You Need to Know

With the weather finally turning to spring some may be wanting to purchase a boat for summer fun but you might be purchasing from an American manufacturer. If that’s the case you could be wondering how does importing a boat into Canada works. One of the easiest ways to get it done is to hire…

Do I Need to Display my Canada Pleasure Craft Licence?

Isn’t it great owning a new boat? You now have the freedom of getting out on the water and enjoying scenery that most people don’t have the pleasure to. When it comes to being a new boat owner there are plenty of legal requirements involved in your pleasure craft. For that reason, it’s best to…

Buying a Used or New Vessel Out of Canada

Canadian yacht enthusiasts have a habit of buying vessels out of the country. This is because they’re either interested in US-made or other foreign boats, or are simply looking for a better price. While you might be getting what you want, do you know about the entire process of purchasing vessels from the US and other…