Part of the reality of owning a boat is that you always need to have its documentation at hand. This means that, should you lose your certificate, you will need a boat registration replacement. Here’s how to do that.
Did You Lose Your Boat Registration?
So, you’re probably aware that your boat’s registration is a mandatory document for non-recreational vessels here in Canada. If you are operating your boat, you need to have the certificate of registration on board. This has to be the actual certificate and not a copy or a scan of it, which means that you need to take care of the certificate so that it’s always valid. So, what happens if you lose the certificate or something happens to it? Well, you will have to get a new certificate, but this doesn’t mean that you have to go through the registration all over again. However, you will need to get a boat registration replacement for the certificate at an official capacity.
Apply For a Boat Registration Replacement Certificate
So, if you need to go through the process of requesting a replacement certificate, we can make it all easier for you. This is the kind of process that we at the National Vessel Registry Center Corp want to make easier for you. This process doesn’t have to be complicated, but it can certainly take a while, so it’s always good to take care of it as soon as possible. All you need to do is head over to the form for a boat registration replacement certificate, which you can find here on our website. Once you’ve filled out the request for a certificate, you can also submit it through our platform, making everything more convenient for you.
Replacing Your Pleasure Craft Licence
Now, on the other hand, if you lose your pleasure craft licence, you will have to go through a very similar process. The same principle applies in these cases, which means that you will need to have your licence on board in order to operate your recreational boat here in Canadian waters. So, if you need a new licence after something happened to the original, you will have to request a duplicate from Transport Canada. This process is very simple, mostly involving the submission of the corresponding form. Just like with the previously explained process, you just need to head over to the duplicate option in our menu and fill out the form. Soon, you will receive a new official copy of the pleasure craft licence so that you can continue sailing without issue.
Get Your Boat Registration Replacement
The National Vessel Documentation Center is your one-stop shop for all your vessel documentation needs here in Canada. Whether you need to register a commercial vessel, licence a pleasure craft, or update existing documents, you will find all the corresponding forms and applications here on our site, as well as a platform with which to submit them to Transport Canada. Should you need help with this at any point, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by way of our contact hub. Our team is ready to assist you with anything you might need.