How to Change the Name of Your Boat in Canada and Other Actions Easier

Have you been looking to change the name of your boat in Canada? Do you know you have to take steps to do it legally but you’ve been procrastinating? Changing a vessel’s name can be necessary, but it’s also the kind of activity that a person could easily put off for another time. However, it…

Getting a Pleasure Craft License: The Pleasure of Peace of Mind

There are few words that are perhaps more satisfying to say than “pleasure craft.” To hear those words together evokes images of wonderful, lazy days in the sun, on the water, with those you care about most. However, if you’re worried about your documentation, licensing, and being stopped by the authorities, then it’s hard to…

Pleasure Craft Transfer of Ownership: For Your License, for Your Life 

Who hasn’t dreamt of getting a used pleasure craft, going out on the water, and then, well, doing anything that you want? This is, in many ways, a daydream that so many of us share. Time spent on a pleasure craft is better than time spent doing just about anything else. However, to make this…

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…

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…

Making Things Easier on You In Regards to Transport Canada

Transport Canada has many responsibilities, to put it mildly. They handle so much for our country, in terms of oversight, registration, and more. The truth is that while they do a great job, it’s entirely possible that things “slip through the cracks” with them, from time to time. We know that some vessel owners can…