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 Licence Requirements and Recommendations

The first moment when you realize that your vessel is truly yours is amazing. All of that work, all of that saving up of money, and all the time you spent trying to find the right one – it all comes together in a tremendous moment of accomplishment. It’s OK to bask in it. Once…

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…

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…

How to Change the Name of Your Boat and More

A vessel’s name is important. Often, it’s very important to the vessel owner. Sure, there are owners who just name their vessel the first thing that comes to mind or something they heard that name, but usually it’s something that a person has thought about for a long time. The name can have a deep,…

About the Small Vessel Registry

At first glance, the “Small Vessel Registry” may sound odd. It almost seems like something out of a kid’s movie. Like, the Registry for Small Vessels where all of the tiny boats go. In reality, this registry is for certain vessels in Canada. Not all vessels have to get this kind of registration, in fact,…

Better Understanding Documentation for a Canadian Vessel

Having the proper documentation for a Canadian vessel makes boating that much more enjoyable. When a boater lacks a Canadian registry certificate, the fear of being stopped by the authorities is always going to be in the back of their mind. Once the boater has the right documentation, they can just enjoy the simple pleasure…

Provisions of a Provisional Certificate for a Vessel in Canada

“Form 9 application for provisional certificate of registry” can sound very confusing. When someone first buys a new boat, they usually can’t wait to use it. Whether it’s for fun with the family or to get their business off the ground, the last thing anyone wants to do is take more time to do more…