Any boat enthusiast knows that the naming process is a very important part of any new vessel ownership. With this in mind, we’ve gathered a few important pointers on boat name registration in Canada.
Basics of Boat Name Registration in Canada
Transport Canada has very specific guidelines regarding boat names and their display, which is why it’s good to be familiar with them at the time of registration. We want to make sure that all the necessary information about boat name registration in Canada is easily accessible for you when you need it. Here you will find a few pointers on how to name your boat, how to make the name official, and how to change it should you need to.If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Picking a Name for Your Boat
When you are registering your boat for the first time, you will notice that you have to pick out a name for it. While the concept of naming your boat might sound a bit silly for many, boat owners know that the name of a boat can be a very personal thing, and a key component of the relationship with a vessel. With this in mind, we want to make sure that you know how to best name your boat at the time of its registration. As part of this process, you will have to submit a few different ranked options in case that one of the names you choose has already been taken. Once you get the registration back, you will learn what name has been given to your vessel and be able to act accordingly on it.
Changing the Boat Name
It’s understandable that, for one reason or another, you might want to change the name of your boat going forward. This will involve a lot of practical changes, such as changing the mandated label on the vessel itself, but before you do that, you will need to submit a change of name form with Transport Canada. You can find this form here on our website, and you can easily fill it out and submit it through the same platform. Once you do this, you will be able to officially change the name of the vessel in documentation and the vessel itself. You can browse through our website to find all the indications for the display of the name and how to best change it.
Submit All Your Documentation
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.