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…

Form 1 Application for Registry: Where it Starts

There’s nothing quite like the joy of owning your first boat. Instead of having to be a guest on someone else’s vessel or taking the wheel for a bit, you are now in control. You’re in charge, what you say goes. There’s a freedom that comes with it. That freedom is exciting but it’s also…

How to Change the Name of Your Boat and More

A vessel’s name is important. Often, it’s very important to the vessel owner. Sure, there are owners who just name their vessel the first thing that comes to mind or something they heard that name, but usually it’s something that a person has thought about for a long time. The name can have a deep,…

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 of…