Here’s How to Handle Your Boat Name and Hailing Port Accordingly

Boat Name and Hailing Port

Are you looking into registering your vessel? Do you have questions about how to choose the boat name and hailing port? Everything you need to know will be right here on our website.

Boat Name and Hailing Port

At some point in the process of registering your vessel with Transport Canada, you will have to look into the boat name and hailing port, both of which are very important factors of the overall application. Because of this, a lot of people have a few doubts about them, so let’s take a look at these so you can clear up any questions you may have. And, should you have any more questions about the process, feel free to reach out to us for guidance.

Taking Care of Your Boat Name

For some, naming a boat might seem like a trivial thing, while others place a lot of value and importance on choosing the right name. Regardless of your own personal opinions on the matter, naming your boat is a vital part of the documentation process. You have to pick out a name when filing for registration, and it can’t be the same name as any other vessel that has been registered with Transport Canada, which is why you have to submit different names for approval when applying for registration. If you’re not happy with the name you chose, or at some point change your mind, don’t worry. You can apply to change the name of the vessel at any point whatsoever. Just head over to the corresponding form here on our platform and submit your name change request.

Establishing a Hailing Port

The hailing port of a vessel refers to the port where the boat is based, which will probably be the port that’s closest to your place of work or residence. When registering your vessel, you need to assign a hailing port to it. Similarly to the name of the boat, the hailing port doesn’t have to be set in stone after the fact. If at some point you move or need to change the hailing port for any other reason, you can file to request a change of hailing port with Transport Canada. Both the boat name and hailing port are important parts of your vessel documentation, which is why the corresponding forms are going to be vital when it comes to setting them appropriately. You will find both here.

Boat Name and Hailing Port

Submitting Boat Documentation

Transport Canada bureaucracy, like all sorts of administrative paperwork, can be quite annoying and inconvenient, which is why we here at the National Vessel Registry Center want to make it all easier for you. Our platform has everything you need in regard to vessel documentation, be it your registration, your license, or other similar documents. And the best part is that should you need any help at some point in the process, we are ready to address your doubts and questions. Just reach out to us by way of our contact page through email or phone. Our team wants to make sure that you process your documentation application without any trouble.