Canadian Boat Transfer of License: Documents, Taxes, & More

After you have bought or sold a vessel, the next step is to proceed with the transfer of license. This means that the money transaction is not enough, but the license has to be changed from one party to another as well. A Transfer of a Pleasure Craft Licence transfers the license number located on…

Pleasure Craft Registration: What to Do When Circumstances Change

Has something happened with you or your vessel that you’re concerned may affect your pleasure craft registration? Are you concerned that you’re not going to be in compliance with the powers that be when you take your vessel out on the water? We designed the National Vessel Registry Center Corp. to be a kind of…

Get Your Pleasure Craft Licence For Your Recreational Boat

In order to be able to operate your recreational vessel comfortably and in accordance with Canadian boating regulations, you will need to have a pleasure craft licence. So, if you’re unsure about how to get yours, allow us to guide you through it. What is a Pleasure Craft Licence? Here in Canada, a licence for…

Learn the Difference Between License and Registration With Transport Canada

Properly documenting your vessel, like most bureaucratic processes, might seem complicated at first, but it doesn’t have to be. The thing that a lot of vessel owners get stuck on is the difference between license and registration. Which one should they get? What will the process look like for your particular vessel? Here’s a brief…

Do You Need Registered Pleasure Craft?

Boat registration in Canada is fairly simple, but the ensuing processes and applications can quickly make it seem very complicated. For example, many people think it’s necessary to have a registered pleasure craft in order to operate it. This is partially correct, but there is actually a bit of a difference. Do You Need a…

What is a Pleasure Craft Licence? We Have All the Answers For You

Plenty of recreational vessel owners ask us whether or not they have to register their boat with Transport Canada, to which we often say “no, but you will need a pleasure craft licence”. More often than not their response is, well, “what is a pleasure craft licence?” Well, if you too have this question, don’t…

Pleasure Craft License Application & Everything You Need to Submit

One of the most common procedures when it comes to boating documentation with Transport Canada will be the pleasure craft license application. You will need to submit this when you have a pleasure craft that you don’t have to register. This is a fairly easy process, but it can get a bit complicated if you’re…

How and Where Should the Pleasure Craft Number Be Displayed

It’s very important that, should you purchase a pleasure craft number, you have its documentation in place. After all, your pleasure craft licence will be the document that officially ties you to the vessel in legal ownership terms. Now, this process might come with a lot of trouble for a lot of people. You might…