Understand How to Best Comply With the Canada Shipping Act of 2001

In 2001, the Canada Shipping Act was introduced in order to finally update and redefine maritime regulations for Canadian boats. The Canada Shipping Act of 2001 is a piece of legislation that most vessel owners in the country should be aware of, so let’s go over what it entails and how to properly comply with…

A Quick Guide on How to Sell a Boat in Ontario

When the time comes to part ways with a boat, many people ask themselves how to approach this. In some times, the vessel is beyond saving and will need to be disposed of, but there will certainly be situations in which you can actually sell the boat to someone else. So, if you’re wondering how…

Understanding the Boat Registration Search and How to Interact With it

You might have wondered where all the information registered with Transport Canada goes to, and the answer is their registry. This is the comprehensive database that holds all data related to a particular vessel. Not only does this help them keep track of all the vessels sailing Canadian waters and access contact information in case…

Switching Boat Ownership in Ontario Depending on Your Circumstances

If you own a commercial boat here in Ontario, you are well aware of the registration process. After all, you surely had to go through it after you purchased your vessel. Now, what happens if you are parting ways with your boat? How do you address changes that need to be done to the ownership…

How Do I Replace a Lost Boat Ownership in Ontario?

If you have received your boat registration or your pleasure craft license, you are probably aware that it’s very important for you to keep it around. Now, if something happened to it, you are probably wondering “how do I replace a lost boat ownership in Ontario?” Let’s take a look at that. How Do I…

How to Register a SeaDoo in Alberta (and Other Qs Answered)

Have you been wondering just how to register a SeaDoo in Alberta (or a personal watercraft anywhere else in Canada?) Does it feel like there are some rules to Canadian vessel documentation that seem odd or even downright confusing? Before you go out on the water, you make sure that everything is taken care of…

Canadian Vessel Registration: Do You Need a Provisional Certificate?

When you sit down to complete your Canadian vessel registration, does it seem like it’s more difficult to do than it should be? Have you been unsure whether your vessel should be registered, licensed, on the Small Vessel Register, with a Certificate of Registry, a Provisional Certificate, or anything else? Here at the National Vessel…

Transport Canada Change of Address: How to Do It Properly

As a vessel owner, you know that every change needs to be notified in order to navigate both Canadian and international waters safely. Reporting Transport Canada a change of address is not necessarily difficult but there are a few details to keep in mind: Your vessel’s name Official number Port of registry Name of the…