Explaining the Process of a Transport Canada Change of Address

Your vessel’s registration is very important for a variety of reasons. It is the document that, after all, grants your vessel permission to operate in Canadian waters. This means that it needs to be kept up to date throughout your ownership over it. That is why a Transport Canada change of address can be so…

What Is (and Isn’t) in a Name: Naming Your Canadian Ship

Have you been trying to figure out the perfect name for your Canadian ship? Are you almost done with the registration process and are determining what’s just right for your vessel? The name of your boat is more important than you might realize for any number of reasons. It’s fun to think about and, if…

Changing the Name of a Boat the Right Way

Some things are meant to last forever. Some folks get tattoos, permanently changing their bodies. Some buy their dream homes, the place where they plan to spend the rest of their days. When folks get married, they do so for the rest of their lives. But, life can change things. Sometimes, what’s meant to last…

Learning about Boat Registration Numbers in Canada

Once you purchase a boat, whether it is new from the manufacturer or used from a previous owner or broker, you will have to follow some steps to make sure it is appropriately licensed or registered. When you reside in Canada, the government agency that handles this process is Transport Canada. There is a difference…

How the Ship Registry in Canada Works

Without the ship registry in Canada, owning a vessel would be significantly more difficult. It would be practically impossible to keep track of who owned what vessel. There would be hundreds (if not more) vessels with the same name.  Also, it might also be impossible to get some kind of ship’s mortgage or to use…

Vessel Registry Fees with Easier Access

Owning a vessel can be one of the best experiences of a person’s life. Unfortunately, it can be one of the most expensive, too. That can be true even if you’re using your vessel in a commercial capacity, bringing in money through operating it. When you have so much to pay for in regards to…

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…

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…