Altering Certification for Vessels: When Life Changes

Sometimes, it seems like the truest statement is that nothing ever stays the same. Your life can be going in one direction, in one way, for many years, and then all of a sudden, everything changes. Sometimes, it’s changes you weren’t hoping for but other times, the changes are good news indeed. When life changes…

All About Complying with the Canada Shipping Act

If you’re reading this site, you’ve probably heard of the Canada Shipping Act. It may sound like something that comes from centuries ago, but actually, it was ratified in 2001. This Act greatly impacted and changed how vessel registration works in Canada. If you haven’t registered a vessel in a long time, then the landscape…

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…

What is the Vessel Query System, Why Use It?

In today’s world we have all the information we need in our pockets, we can easily search the weather, buy equipment for our vessel and look up information that could be essential to our boat. Understanding the usefulness of the Vessel Query System can be another reason to quickly check your phone to double check…

Bareboat Charters in Canada: What You Need to Know About the Process

Charting your boat is one of the most popular choices for Canadian yacht owners. It’s not only a lucrative business decision, but there are also factors concerning upkeep and documentation. In this article, we will explore the benefits and everything else you need to know about the process of Bareboat Charters in Canada. Great way…

Importing a Boat into Canada? Here’s What You Need to Know

With the weather finally turning to spring some may be wanting to purchase a boat for summer fun but you might be purchasing from an American manufacturer. If that’s the case you could be wondering how does importing a boat into Canada works. One of the easiest ways to get it done is to hire…

Cannabis and Vessels in Canada

On October 17, 2018, the Canadian Parliament passed Bill C-45, or more popularly known as the Cannabis Act. This legal action legalized and regulated the sale and consumption of cannabis in Canada.  Since the first dispensaries began being active, people have been wondering about how this affects marine transport ,vessels and Canadian vessel documentation. In this…

Where Should My Pleasure Craft Licence Be Displayed?

First things first, congrats on owning a boat and being a responsible boat owner! It’s always best to understand the legalities and requirements involved with owning your pleasure craft and looking up questions is one of the best ways to learn. One of the premier things to understand when learning about licence displays is that…

Know the Rules for Importing a Boat into Canada

Sure, there are plenty of places you can go to in Canada to buy different pleasure crafts and ships. Sources are plentiful, but you may have your eye on something brand new that is built in the United States to your specifications. Perhaps you have seen something from a broker on the secondary market but…