Is There a Difference Between a Boating Licence and a Registration?

Yes, there is a difference! If you’ve got a boat from a dealership or from a previous owner there are rules and regulations you must follow. Following these regulations can get your out on the water sooner without any worries. These regulations cover both commercial and recreational and are set by Transport Canada. Transport Canada…

How to Obtain Your Canadian Registry Certificate

Owning your own boat can be a wonderful adventure and can open so many fun doors. If you’ve bought a recreational vessel you are probably looking forward to days spent out on the water with your friends and family and the possibility of sailing to places around the globe. If you’re a commercial vessel owner…

Canadian Vessel Registry Process

As of this writing, it’s winter in North America. That means cold winds, snow and sleet everywhere, but perhaps particularly in Canada. It’s not a time that most people are focused on their boats. However, this is the perfect time to register your vessel with the Canadian Vessel Registry. That way, when the weather becomes…

Our Pleasure Craft Electronic Licensing System

Your pleasure craft should be exactly that: something which brings you great pleasure. There’s nothing quite like taking your pleasure craft out on Canadian waters. Lying out in the summer sun, going through the waves on a warm summer night – that’s just a small piece of the enjoyment a pleasure craft can bring. As…

Canadian Customs By Boat Details

Moving through customs situations can be stressful if you’ve never experienced it before. It can be even more so if you’re on a boat and are uncertain of the processes. That’s true no matter what customs must be cleared whenever you’re crossing a Canadian/ US border. In fact, until you have made you way through…

Registering Your Vessel with Transport Canada Can be Easy

After going to the expense of investing in a high-quality, luxury pleasure vessel like a yacht, you not only want to make plans for fantastic voyages and trips for you and your family, but you also want to make sure that you register your vessel so you can be part of the national registry in…

How to Get Information for Form 4B – Tonnage Measurement of a Simple Multihull Vessel

Now that you have that boat that you have wanted for so long, you may want to think about going through the registration process so you can have the boat be part of the national registry in Canada. You will need to spend some time compiling the necessary paperwork and forms so you can figure…