If you recently acquired a new vessel, you are probably aching to put it to work. However, you will first need to register it. Now, registering a boat in Alberta is not as tedious as it might sound, but it will require you to fill out a form or two depending on your specific situation.
Registering a New Vessel
If you need to register a new boat in Alberta, it will be necessary for you to do so through the Canadian Register of Vessels. This is far from hard, but it does require you to deal with the inconvenient inner workings of Transport Canada. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that inconvenient. We wouldn’t let it. That’s why you can make use of the platform we’ve set up in order to make the process easier for you. You will have to provide thorough information about the vessel itself, such as its measurements, tonnage, and engine specs, as well as the name you intend to give it. Once you’ve filled up everything as needed, your application will be on its way to the official registry.
Registering a Previously Owned Boat
So, that’s the process for registering a new vessel, but what about the previously owned ones? Say that you are buying the vessel, not from the manufacturer or a dealer, but from a previous owner. In these cases, the seller will have to apply for the transfer of ownership in order to then register the vessel as yours. You might think the sale itself is enough to make the new ownership official, but that isn’t the case if it was already registered under a different owner. This will also be the due process when you are selling your vessel to someone else. Don’t forget, though, that if there is a mortgage registered to the vessel, it must be transferred or discharged in order to complete the transfer.
Updating your Registration
Have you already gone through the process of registering a boat in Alberta but have since then made changes to your vessel? Did you change your home address or the port of registry? Are you looking to change the name of the vessel? In these cases, there are specific forms (all of which you can find on the menu above) intended to update this sort of specific data. However, if you are, say, adding or removing an owner, you will also need to make use of the transfer of ownership form. If you have any doubts about what form will be best for your case, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of experts.
Help Registering a Boat in Alberta
Dealing directly with Transport Canada when registering a boat in Alberta can result in a constant come-and-go of applications and forms as you try to correct and apply what they keep telling you. The best way to avoid this is to carry out the process through our platform here at the National Vessel Registry Center. All relevant forms are readily available on our website for you to fill out. If you have any questions, simply reach out to us by calling +1 (800) 419-9569 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.