Free Boat History Check Available for Vessels in Canada

free boat history check canada

Every boat out on the water has a story to tell. If a boat has had multiple owners and been docked in multiple places, it may encapsulate the memories of many different adventures over the years. While this can add a romantic element to purchasing a previously owned boat, there are some practical matters and…

Summer 2022 Gift Ideas for Boat Lovers

Summer 2022 Gift Ideas for Boat Lovers

Is there someone in your life that loves boats but you aren’t sure what to buy for them? Or, alternatively, are you looking for something special to make you enjoy your summer boating that much more yet aren’t sure what it is? Now is the time of year to buy gifts for someone who truly…

What is a Pleasure Craft License? What Do You Need it For?

What is a Pleasure Craft Licence_ What Do You Need it For

Have you been wondering just what is a pleasure craft license? Have you been deciding whether a pleasure craft license or vessel registration is right for you and your vessel? The truth is that they’re very different things. For many, getting a pleasure craft license will be a necessity, a way of being able to use…

A Guide on Buying a Boat in the US and Bringing it to Canada

A Guide on Buying a Boat in the US and Bringing it to Canada

Do you have your eye on a boat in the United States but aren’t sure how to bring it home to Canada? Have you been researching what to do when you buy the boat so that you’re in compliance with the powers that be yet don’t know what the right course of action is? At…

Canadian Vessel Ownership: Important Information

Canadian vessel

Only a copy of a bill of sale will prove you own your Canadian vessel. Don’t get ownership confused with registration or licensing. You cannot use a registration or license to prove you own a pleasure craft. Canadian Ownership and Licensing While a copy of your bill of sale should be kept onboard at all…

Canadian Vessel Documentation and Safe Boating in 2021/2022

Canadian Vessel Documentation

Are you planning on taking your family and friends out for one last boating hurrah in 2021? Do you plan on ringing in the new year 2022 on the water? There’s nothing like being out on the Canadian waters, no matter the temperature. That said, in the winter, it behooves all boaters to take extra…

Canadian Pleasure Craft License: Which Vessels Need It?

Canadian Pleasure Craft License

The laws and regulations for pleasure crafts in Canada require boats to be licensed with a pleasure craft license. This applies to almost any Canadian province. As the name of the license says, you require this kind of documentation for vessels used merely for pleasure or recreational purposes. Boat registration, on the other hand, applies…

A Quick Guide to Buying a Boat in Canada

buying a boat in Canada

There’s nothing more exciting than the prospect of buying a boat. After all, the maritime world will open up to you in all sorts of ways. Of course, buying a boat in Canada is a complicated matter, and one that you will need to put some thought into. Let’s take a closer look at what…

Differences Between Regular vs Small Vessel Boat Registration in Ontario

boat registration in Ontario

Getting your boat registration in Ontario can be quite complicated when dealing with the uncooperative bureaucracies of Transport Canada, particularly if you aren’t sure about the kind of registration that you need to get. Should you register your commercial boat as a regular vessel or a small one? We can make this process a lot…

Change Boat Ownership in Ontario or Easily Update Registration

change boat ownership in Ontario

You probably don’t think too much about your boating registration, do you? You got it when you first got your vessel and then didn’t have to do anything with it. That is, of course, until you have to update it or make some random change. Maybe you’re even selling the vessel. In such cases that…