Pleasure Craft Transfer of Ownership: For Your License, for Your Life 

Who hasn’t dreamt of getting a used pleasure craft, going out on the water, and then, well, doing anything that you want? This is, in many ways, a daydream that so many of us share. Time spent on a pleasure craft is better than time spent doing just about anything else. However, to make this…

More than an Alberta Boat License: Safety on the Water 

Having the right Alberta boat license (or anywhere else that you might take your vessel in Canada) is important. You always want to be in compliance with any and all applicable boating documentation laws. However, boating safety is important, too. After all, while there are terrible consequences to not having the right vessel documentation, it…

Federal Boat Registration in Canada Made Easy & Done in Minutes

Does it seem like you spend more time dealing with federal boat registration in Canada than you have to? Have you felt like completing vessel registration is the kind of thing that should only take a few minutes, yet it seems like it takes you forever? If you’ve felt that way, you certainly aren’t alone.…

How to Read and Understand Hull Registration Numbers

All vessels built or offered for sale in Canada must have a Hull Serial Number as per small vessel regulations. These numbers are not only for vessel identification but indicate model standards and are used in the event of manufacturer’s defect recall. When buying a used boat, determining its true age is crucial to a…

Planning to Buy a Boat? Key Things to Remember

You have finally saved enough to buy that boat you always dreamed of owning. Now, the question is how to go about it. Unlike buying a family car, which entails a simple process, purchasing a boat for whatever reason requires a greater understanding of technicalities and marine transport regulations involved. To help you navigate through…

Use a Bill of Sale Template in Canada When Selling Your Boat

Whether you have a small boat or an expensive luxury yacht, when the time comes for you to sell your vessel, you need to know that you are doing everything correctly. That way, there are no problems or hassles when it comes time to close the deal. The last thing you want are mistakes that…