How the Ship Registry in Canada Works

Without the ship registry in Canada, owning a vessel would be significantly more difficult. It would be practically impossible to keep track of who owned what vessel. There would be hundreds (if not more) vessels with the same name.  Also, it might also be impossible to get some kind of ship’s mortgage or to use…

Vessel Registry Fees with Easier Access

Owning a vessel can be one of the best experiences of a person’s life. Unfortunately, it can be one of the most expensive, too. That can be true even if you’re using your vessel in a commercial capacity, bringing in money through operating it. When you have so much to pay for in regards to…

Registered Pleasure Craft Licenses in Canada Explained

Summer isn’t just around the corner – summer is just about here. That means it’s time to take out your pleasure craft and get on the water. A pleasure craft is exactly that: a craft that you can have a truly great time on the water. However, to enjoy it as much as possible, you…

I am Starting a Boat Tour Business. What Documents Do I need?

A boat tour business will be deemed a commercial operation under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and therefore subject to different rules, unlike the transport Canada pleasure craft licence, which is quite easy to obtain. Any waterborne enterprise opened for the express purpose of making profit comes under the banner of commercial. The certification and…

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 Vessel Registry Process

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…

The Solution To Transport Canada Boat Registration

When you buy a boat for use in Canadian waters, the most important thing that you have to do is to make sure that it is registered with Transport Canada. There are two main types of vessel registration, and you have to be certain that you have chosen the right one before you start your…