Vessel ownership includes all sorts of different forms, applications, and guidelines you will need to consider in order to meet Ontario boating regulations. You can find everything you need to know right here for your own convenience.
Ontario Boating Regulations For Documentation
While a lot of people are aware that they have to meet these regulations, they aren’t exactly privy to how these procedures work. Let’s take a closer look so that you know how to proceed in regard to your documentation.
Make Sure Your Commercial Vessel is Registered
Commercial vessels throughout Canada need to be registered with the corresponding agency in order to be allowed to operate. Ontario boating regulations call for proper registration with Transport Canada so as to keep proper track of the commercial vessels operating in the territory, and to ensure that these are meeting the relevant guidelines. Because of this, it’s very important to go through the registration process upon purchasing or acquiring the vessel. If the boat in question had been previously registered here in Canada, the previous owner can go through a transfer of registration process in order to pass it along to you. Otherwise, however, you will have to register the vessel yourself through the initial form, which you can find here on our website.
Get Your Pleasure Craft Licence if Necessary
Now, the registration process is only for commercial vessels. Recreational ones, on the other hand, will have to go through the pleasure craft license application. This will grant permission to the vessel owner in question to operate recreationally in Canadian waters. Does this mean that if your family has a paddleboat you have to get a licence for it? No, don’t worry, not every single recreational boat needs to go through this process. There are actually very specific Ontario boating regulations for which ones do need the license in question. If you have a pleasure craft equipped with motors of 10 horsepower (7.5 kilowatts) or more, even if it is a personal watercraft, that is maintained or operated in Canada, you will need to obtain the corresponding license.
Operate Your Vessel Accordingly
So, once you have your vessel’s registration, you will have to take into account the relevant Ontario boating regulations going forward. This means, for example, that you can’t operate recreational vessels commercially, but you can, however, operate commercial vessels recreationally. On top of that, you will need to consider that you need to update your documentation should any relevant changes arise throughout your ownership. All the relevant forms will be available here on our website.
Ontario Boating Documentation
The process of registering a vessel in Canada can be somewhat confusing or intimidating, but only if you’re doing it on your own. With the help of the National Vessel Registry Center, the registration and licensing processes for boats, as well as other similar paperwork and applications, will be all that much easier. Regardless of what you need to submit to Transport Canada, you will find everything you need to do so here on our website. And not only that, but you will also be able to fill them out and submit them directly through the platform. And should you have any questions at some point or need help with anything, you can always contact us through our number or our site.