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 step to getting your craft registered involves the name of your boat and the home port that you have for your ship. Selecting your vessel name and port of registry is important to the process of registration in Canada today.
Choosing a Vessel Name
Often, owners of ships make the name of their vessel something personal to themselves. It may relate to a special place, someone in your life, or something whimsical that brings a smile to your face. Whatever the name may be, you will need to include it as an option for your boat. You will also need to select backups for that name and put them on your registration form in case the name you want is already in use. You will also need to select your port of registry from the list of available ports provided.
Changing a Name or Port
There may come a time where you wish to change your vessel name and port of registry. To do this, you must file the proper forms with Transport Canada for approval. Forms need to be filled out with your current information, including information of other owners of the ship if you do not own it alone. You can then put your choices in for your name requests and/or for the name of the port of registry you wish to choose as a new port.
Where to File a Name and Port
If you are changing your vessel name and port of registry or are filing for registration for the first time, here at the National Vessel Registry Center Corp., we can help make the process easier for you. We provide the forms you need online, so you can fill out everything right here on our website and send the information to us. We can send it on to Transport Canada for you to make the process faster and simpler. Find the forms you need and get started today so that you can get your new name or port taken care of.