Yes, despite the old sailor’s tale, you can, in fact, rename a boat and it’s not going to be bad luck. Now, how can you change the name of a boat? That’s something we can help with.
Can You Change the Name of a Boat?
There could be any number of reasons for you to want to change the name of your boat. Maybe you had first named it after someone whom you no longer care to think about, or perhaps you want to now name it after someone in their honor. Can you change the name of a boat whenever you want to? Yes, you don’t actually need to justify the change. It’s your own boat, at the end of the day. 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.
Keep This in Mind When Naming Your Boat
It’s worth noting that there are a few boat name requirements that you might need to pay attention to. You are practically free to name your boat whatever you want as long, of course, as it is a unique name. Remember 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 of the boat, 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.
Submitting the Form
So, let’s say you already know what new name you’ll be changing your boat’s name to and that it hasn’t been taken yet. Now all you need to do is submit the proper 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 you’re moving. You can always fill out and submit these forms through our platform, where we’ll make sure that everything is good to go before it’s all actually submitted to Transport Canada.
File Paperwork With Transport Canada
Here at the National Vessel Registry Center, we are well aware that no one likes to go through extensive documentation and paperwork, which is why we’ve set off to make it all much easier for you. We have established our platform in order to provide everyone access to all the forms they might need in order to take care of their Transport Canada boat registration or pleasure craft license, as well as the corresponding documentation that might follow. Regardless of what you need to file with Transport Canada, all your vessel documentation needs can be met right here on our website. Additionally, you can feel free to reach out to our team should you have any doubts throughout the process.