Form 16 – Builder’s Mortgage: All You Need to Know

Form 16 - Builder's Mortgage_ All You Need to Know

Having your own boat is a unique luxury. Being able to go out on the water whenever you want to escape the stresses of daily life is a dream for many. While vessels can come in varying shapes and sizes, motorized vessels that can carry you and your friends and family are especially sought after.…

What is a Pleasure Craft License? What Do You Need it For?

What is a Pleasure Craft Licence_ What Do You Need it For

Have you been wondering just what is a pleasure craft license? Have you been deciding whether a pleasure craft license or vessel registration is right for you and your vessel? The truth is that they’re very different things. For many, getting a pleasure craft license will be a necessity, a way of being able to use…

Learn About The Requirements for Licensing a Boat in Ontario

licensing a boat in Ontario

When looking for a place to take your boat out, you could do a lot worse than in Ontario, Canada. With more than 250,000 lakes–roughly one-fifth of the world’s freshwater supply–the possibilities for fishing and other boating activities are endless. If you have recently purchased a boat as a resident of the province, or if…

How to Simplify the Vessel Registration Process

vessel registration

The Canadian vessel registration process can appear to be a daunting one at first. There is jargon to learn, documents to wade through, and government sites to navigate. Fortunately managing your vessel documentation can be quick, easy, and very straightforward. At the National Vessel Registry Center Corp, we have made it our mission to make…

Canadian Vessel Registration: Do You Need a Provisional Certificate?

Canadian Vessel Registration

When you sit down to complete your Canadian vessel registration, does it seem like it’s more difficult to do than it should be? Have you been unsure whether your vessel should be registered, licensed, on the Small Vessel Register, with a Certificate of Registry, a Provisional Certificate, or anything else? Here at the National Vessel…

Canada Vessel Registry Safety Tips: What to Carry With You

Canada Vessel Registry

Have you been looking forward to going out on the water with your friends and family in the late summer? As the leaves start to turn colors and the temperatures stay warm, isn’t it the absolute best time of the year to take your boat out for a spin? Here at the National Vessel Registry…

Is it Mandatory to Register a Boat with Transport Canada?

Transport Canada

Transport Canada requires users to register all pleasure crafts that are equipped with engines of 10 horsepower (7.5 kilowatts) or more. This registration is mandatory even for pleasure crafts. A pleasure craft license has a unique identification number, also known as “license number”. Once acquired, it needs to be displayed on the recreational vessel.  There’s…

What Kind Vessel Permit in Ontario Do You Have to Apply For?

Vessel Permit in Ontario

Owning a boat is a very exciting matter. It represents, after all, a sort of freedom in terms of traversing the many oceans, lakes, rivers, and seas that are part of the Canadian waters. However, before you are able to enjoy these freedoms, it’s always a good idea to be sure you are operating in…

What Vessels Are Eligible For Transport Canada’s Small Vessel Registry

Small Vessel Registry

Registering it is an important step in the process of owning a vessel. After all, in accordance with the Canada Shipping Act of 2001, non-recreational vessels need to be registered in order to operate in Canadian waters. Taking this into account, it’s good to know the details of the overall registration process. Like, what kind…

What to Do in Cases of a Lost Boat Registration With Transport Canada

Lost Boat Registration

If you’ve read our blog, you know that we always stress the importance of your boat’s registration. Not to keep bringing that up, but we want to talk about how vital it is to have the certificate on you while operating the boat and what to do in case of a lost boat registration.  …