If you own a commercial boat here in Nova Scotia, 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 registration in an official capacity? Well, to answer your questions, let’s go over the process of exchanging boat registration in Nova Scotia. This way, you can be ready to go when the time comes to apply for a transfer.
Exchanging Boat Registration in Nova Scotia
The documentation attached to the registration of a boat isn’t exactly tied to the owner, as most people would believe. Instead, it is tied to the boat itself. This means that should the boat change hands at some point, the registration will have to change hands with it. Now, this isn’t something that automatically happens when you receive payment for the boat you are selling. This comes with an administrative process of its own that can seem somewhat confusing at first. This is why we are here to help you with this overall process under different circumstances. If you have any doubts about what a transfer looks like, we hope you can find the answer here.
Transferring Boat Registration to a New Owner
If you’re selling your boat, part of the process is going to involve transferring the registration to the new owner. This means that you will have to submit the corresponding form to Transport Canada, informing them of the change of registration and providing them with the new owner’s information. You will find the transfer form readily available on our menu, where you will be able to fill it out and, eventually, submit it. This process will make sure that the Transport Canada registry is properly updated to reflect the change in the registration and the new owner’s standing in relation to the boat. Keep in mind that this process needs to be carried out by the previous owner rather than the new one, who won’t have to file for initial registration.
Making Changes to Shared Registration Arrangements
The exchange forms will also be relevant when it comes to changes made to shared registration arrangements. You will not always have to transfer the full claim to the boat in question to someone else. Sometimes, what you’re looking for is shared registration. For example, you might be getting married or forming a business partnership. In such cases, you might want to add an owner to the registration so that you can both have a claim. The same applies the other way around. The form for a Transport Canada registration transfer will serve to add or remove an owner from a boat’s registration going forward.
File Your Registration Exchange
Your boat ownership should be fun and exciting, which is why we don’t want you to have to worry too much about its more menial aspects, such as paperwork. Here at the National Vessel Registry Center, we can help you take care of all this quickly and efficiently so that you can focus on what matters most. Here, you will find every form, every application, and every guide related to your boating documentation, so go ahead and get started with whatever it is you have to do, be it your registration, your pleasure craft license, or your boat history transcript. Our platform will have everything you need and more