Transcripts and Historical Research

Are you looking for information about a vessel that you can trust? Is there a vessel you have your eye on but you want to know everything possible before you make a decision? We know how difficult it can be to find the information you want on a vessel, particularly online. It’s a challenge, to say the very least, to know who you can trust. Here at the National Vessel Registry Center Corp., we offer a better process for transcripts and historical research. We make it easier to find the information that you need.

Transcripts and Historical Research

Know the Full History from a Source you Can Trust 

You can use our site to get historical research and transcripts on vessels that go back more than a century. We make it simpler to go through the Transport Canada database. Instead of having to rely on the word of someone you met online, you can know the truth from an unimpeachable source. 

With these forms, you can know the true age of a vessel, the chain of ownership, and so forth. Now, a caveat: for it to show up in these forms, it has to have been registered with Transport Canada in the first place. Vessels that have never been registered will not be eligible for this. 

However, even if the vessel was registered and is no longer, you can still get a transcript of it. Over the years, this has been an invaluable service for those who want to learn more about a particular vessel. 

To use a hypothetical: imagine that you’re in talks with a vessel owner about buying a particular vessel. What they tell you all sounds great and you’re strongly considering buying. But, before you make the final decision, you decide to get the historical research/transcript. There, you find that the vessel is older than the owner told you. Moreover, it has had more owners as well. That’s exactly the kind of situation that these forms can help with. Armed with the truth, you’ll be in a much better position to make a good decision. 

A Better Process for Transcripts and Historical Research 

In our view, doing historical research about a vessel and finding its transcript should not be a challenge. Indeed, it should be a simple, streamlined process. That’s what we’ve endeavored to create here at the National Vessel Registry Center Corp. Simply go to our site, click on “Transcripts” and you’ll be on the right page. 

Then, all you have to do is to fill in the blanks that have a red asterisk by them. You can fill in the rest if you would like, but the ones that are marked are the ones that need to be completed for your form to be valid.

We know that filing out vessel documentation is not exactly anyone’s idea of a good time. So, we aim to make the process easier by employing the best document processors in the business. They’ll go through your forms completely, finding any small errors and fixing them so that you won’t have to worry about your forms being returned to you. It’s one more way that we can make the process easier on our clients. 

Speaking of ways that we make the process easier, we know that some may be (rightly) reluctant to share their sensitive information online. To that end, we make sure that our security is at its very best. Utilizing the best practices and methods, we’re able to protect our client’s information at all times. That way, you’re able to have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you can get the info you need safely. 

What to Keep in Mind 

The form we’re referring to on this page is only for vessels that are registered through the “Large Vessel Registry,” so to speak, and not the “Small Vessel Register.” That’s an entirely different form. The same is true of those that have been licensed in the Pleasure Craft License System. This form is only for registered vessels. 

Also, when you receive information in your historical research/transcript, you’ll get the most up to date information possible. Now, that does not mean that your information is entirely up to date. It could be that there may be other pending transactions that the Vessel Registration Office received but didn’t process yet. If that’s the case, then they very well may not be reflected in these forms. 

Certified Transcript of Vessel and Beyond 

We know that, for many, when it comes to information about a vessel they’re interested in, there is no time to waste. To that end, you can get priority requests/rush processing too. That way, we’ll put you at the top of the queue. You’ll get your information back that much faster. To see this form and others, head to our site.