Understanding the Large Vessel Registration Payment Form

When you purchase a boat in Canada, whether it is a boat that is brand new or comes from a previous owner, the law states that you must register or license your vessel with the government office of Transport Canada. This registration places your vessel in the national registry so that there is a record…

Steps to Selecting Your Vessel Name and Port of Registry

When you first purchase a pleasure craft, there are steps you need to take so that you can get the boat properly licensed or registered. You will see that there is paperwork you need to fill out and personal information you will need to provide, along with documentation regarding ownership of the boat. One important…

Using Form 17 – Application for the Registration of a Government Ship Under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, Subsection 46 (3)

It is important that you follow all the laws set forth by Transport Canada so that you can legally operate your ship in the Canadian waters. While there are differences in requirements depending on if you have a pleasure craft or commercial vessel, there are strict regulations you must follow if you are a government…

Getting Registration of a Government Vessel in Canada

If you have recently come into possession of a ship, you will need to go through the process of registering your boat or licensing it. While the option for registration exists for those that own pleasure crafts, individuals or companies that own commercial vessels or government vessels do not get a choice. Registration is mandatory…

The Cost of a Vessel Certificate of Registry in Canada

Registering your vessel to travel through Canadian waters is essential, regardless of whether you intend to use it as a pleasure vessel or as a commercial ship. Most people who purchase yachts and boats in Canada will need this documentation when they are travelling in international waters, or moving the boat from its original port…

Getting Certification for Commercial Vessels 15-150 Gross Tons

Owning a commercial vessel in Canada can create fantastic business opportunities for you. You can get the chance to earn money being involved in an industry on the water, something you have always dreamed about doing. When you are first getting started with your commercial business, you need to keep in mind the rules and…

Why You Need Form 9 – Application for Provisional Certificate of Registry

When you first buy your vessel, you will have set in motion the wheels of applying for a certificate of registry with the Canadian Coast Guard. The process of receiving this certification can be very drawn-out, and it is important that you take the time to make sure that your boat is correctly registered in…

Making Your Way through the Pleasure Craft Electronic Licensing System

Transport Canada has many thousands of applications for registration certificates every year, and they want to make sure that everyone can get the forms they need as quickly as possible. If this is your first time applying for a registration certificate, and you don’t know what to do, then you may need some assistance in…