Lost and Abandoned Boat Ownership

Stumbling upon an abandoned boat can be an interesting find. You might have wondered how a person would go about claiming an abandoned vessel. To understand if you’ve actually found an abandoned vessel, it’s good to know the exact definition. “Abandoned vessel” is defined as “a vessel that has been relinquished, left, or given up…

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…

Why Using a Canadian 3rd Party Service to Obtain Vessel Documentation is Beneficial

If you’ve recently purchased a new vessel like a yacht or small commercial vessel in Canada you’re probably very excited to take it out for a spin around the bay. If you’re a responsible boat owner you’re also concerned with getting your boat registered as soon as possible. The forms that are available through official…

How Did the CSA 2001 Apply to Large Vessels?

Understanding how the Canada Shipping Act 2001 affects your vessel operation is important. If you never got up to pace with its requirements since it’s installation in 2007 then now is your the time to learn! Below is a dissection of different large vessels and how they are affected by the new regulations: Large Commercial…

What is the Canada Shipping Act 2001?

Understanding the Canada Shipping Act 2001 can be troublesome when all that can be seen through Google search is confusing legal jargon and article titles. To give a brief explanation of the CSA 2001 is to know its history.  In 2007, the Canada Shipping Act 2001 replaced prior registration. This act serves as principal legislation…

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…

Working Out Tonnage Measurements with Form 4a

Registering a vessel is a complicated process, and Transport Canada has many requirements that you must fulfill correctly before you will be accepted and given a registration certificate. When you are reading through the application forms, you will notice that there are some requirements about the type of boat that you have, including the size,…

When Will You Need A Provisional Certificate For A Vessel?

Applying for a certificate of registration for your vessel can take a long time, and you have to go through several steps of a legal process in order to obtain documentation you require. Making sure that your boat is correctly registered is vital if you don’t want problems with customs or shipping agencies. While you…