How to Replace a Lost Boat Registration in Canada

If you are an avid boater, you may be known among your friends and family for having a carefree attitude. Being out on the water, cruising among the waves at your leisure, you may receive special enjoyment from being away from the rules of land. Sometimes, however, accidents can happen, and maybe your boat registration…

What is the Difference Between a Vessel’s License and Registration

So you have just bought a boat. Before leaving the dock and hitting the open water, however, you find yourself awash in a sea of paperwork. You may have more questions than answers at this point, and one of those questions might be, what is the difference between a vessel’s license and registration? It is…

How to Register a Boat Without Ownership in Canada

Sometimes the sea, and life, can present unforeseen challenges. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to know how to register a boat without ownership, you have probably found yourself in just such a situation. While the circumstances that brought you to this point may vary, there is, fortunately, a path to…

Real Problems of Changing the Name of a Boat (Not Bad Luck!)

As any seasoned sailor will tell you, changing the name of a boat is bad luck. It’s a superstition that dates back to Greek mythology when changing a vessel’s name was seen as a personal affront to Poseiden, the God of the sea. Apart from offending any ancient deities, however, changing the name of a…

Boat Registration Numbers Explained

Purchasing a boat can be a liberating experience. Finding yourself out on the open water with your friends and family, boating can give you an especially rewarding pastime. If you’re new to boat ownership, however, the registration process may seem complex to navigate. One fundamental aspect that you will want to understand is boat registration…

I Lost My Boat Registration in Canada: What Can I Do?

Did you recently lose your Canadian boat registration? Or, alternatively, has it been mutilated beyond repair? There are few feelings more frustrated for a boat owner than when they find themselves saying “I lost my boat registration in Canada.” However, while your boat registration may be lost, that doesn’t mean that all is lost. Yes,…

How to Transfer a Boat Registration in Ontario, BC, and Other Locations

Are you in the process of selling your vessel and want to know how to transfer boat registration? Does it feel like the vessel transferring process is more challenging than it should be? We felt the same way. Indeed, that’s one of the main reasons that we started the National Vessel Registry Center Corp. in…

Your Qs Answered: Can a US Citizen Own a Registered Canadian Vessel?

Are you an American citizen hoping to register a vessel with the Canadian government? Do you have a Canadian vessel and are wondering whether to get it registered or to get a pleasure craft license? These are not small questions. These questions have always been important, but, in recent days in regards to the pandemic, borders,…