There’s nothing more maritime than superstitions, which have accompanied sailors and seafaring folks since time immemorial. One of these famous superstitions states that it’s bad luck to rename a boat, but how true is that? Let’s look into this.
Is it Bad Luck to Rename a Boat?
It’s an old superstition that it’s bad luck to rename a boat, but we’re here to tell you that there are many reasons why you’d want to change your boat’s name, and none of them are bad luck. For example, it could have been named after someone who you no longer want to think about, or maybe you want to rename it after someone in their honor. You don’t even need to justify the change. It’s yours, after all. Now, the ensuing process is not really hard, but it will definitely require you to fill out some paperwork. As with any administrative process, however, it can quickly get complicated if you don’t know what you’re doing, which is why we have a quick guide here for your convenience.
Picking a New Boat Name
Now, when it comes to boat name requirements, there aren’t a lot, but you do need to pay attention. You are practically free to name your boat whatever you want as long, of course, as it is unique. That is why when you first registered your boat, you were asked to provide three different options for the boat name in case one of them is already taken. When the time comes to change the name, it’s always good to consult with the database to make sure that you are changing the name of your boat to one that isn’t already taken. You can do so by visiting the Transport Canada database and checking it before applying.
Submit the Form to Transport Canada
So, let’s say you already know what name you’ll be choosing for your boat and that it hasn’t been taken yet. All you need to do now is submit the right form. You can simply head over to the registry tab on our menu in order to find the change of vessel name form. This can also be used in order to change the boat’s hailing port, in case that you’re moving. You can submit these forms through our platform and we’ll make sure that everything is good to go before it’s actually submitted to Transport Canada.
National Vessel Registry Center
Boat documentation, like any other kind of bureaucratic paperwork, can be very inconvenient and tedious to deal with. However, that doesn’t have to be the case, at least not when you can count on the National Vessel Registry Center. Our platform is here for you to easily and smoothly submit your forms, pay the application fee, and receive your documentation as soon as possible. You can find all the relevant forms here on our website and, should you need any help at some point, you can always contact us through the number and email address found above to receive the corresponding assistance.