Is The Canadian Government Considering Charging for a Vessel License?

Abandoned and dilapidated ships all along Canada’s bays and shores have become a real concern as the problem keeps growing every year. A fee for vessel license Canada is considered as it could arise responsibility among boat owners, as well as to help funding removal of derelict ships. Local marine advocacy groups point out that…

Is a Pleasure Craft License the Same as a Boating License?

Are you new to Transport Canada’s required documentation for you and your boat? Titles and words may sound confusing, but don’t worry. The difference between a pleasure craft license and a boating license can be easily understood by just getting on the basic concepts. Sailing is one of Canada’s most popular activities. Every year, thousands…

Canadian Pleasure Craft Licence Vs. Registration: Learn The Difference

Have you been unsure whether your vessel needs to be registered or you should get a Canadian pleasure craft license? Does it seem like there isn’t much difference between the two? The truth is that there are very large differences between them. In fact, you can only get one or the other, you can’t get…

Canadian Pleasure Craft License: Which Vessels Need It?

The laws and regulations for pleasure crafts in Canada require boats to be licensed with a pleasure craft license. This applies to almost any Canadian province. As the name of the license says, you require this kind of documentation for vessels used merely for pleasure or recreational purposes. Boat registration, on the other hand, applies…

Understanding Transport Canada’s New User Fee for Pleasure Crafts

Since last year, Transport Canada has announced a proposal to charge a fee on pleasure craft’s users to expand the number of them that require a licence and shorten the renewal period. The new implementation seeks to modernize Canada’s transportation laws, regulations, fees and services. If you own a pleasure craft operating in Canada, it’s…

Get Your Pleasure Craft Licence For Your Recreational Boat

In order to be able to operate your recreational vessel comfortably and in accordance with Canadian boating regulations, you will need to have a pleasure craft licence. So, if you’re unsure about how to get yours, allow us to guide you through it. What is a Pleasure Craft Licence? Here in Canada, a licence for…

Every Form You Might Need to Get Your BC Pleasure Craft License in Order

When you own a pleasure craft, you have two options: you can either register it with Transport Canada, something that is mandatory for commercial vessels, or you can get a BC pleasure craft license, which most owners consider easier and more convenient. Whether you already have your license and need to alter it some way…

Getting a Pleasure Craft License: The Pleasure of Peace of Mind

There are few words that are perhaps more satisfying to say than “pleasure craft.” To hear those words together evokes images of wonderful, lazy days in the sun, on the water, with those you care about most. However, if you’re worried about your documentation, licensing, and being stopped by the authorities, then it’s hard to…

The Pleasure of Applying for a Pleasure Craft License from Anywhere

Whether you’re applying for Canadian vessel registration, Bare-Boat Charter registration, a Pleasure Craft License, or anything else, it may not exactly be fun. After all, it’s paperwork. It’s the kind of important chore that’s still, well, a chore. Most vessel owners, naturally, tend to put it off in favor of doing practically anything else. There’s…

Pleasure Craft License Information: What You Need to Know

Should you get your vessel registered, or should you get a license? Is your vessel a pleasure craft or something else? It’s absolutely understandable if you don’t know the answers to these questions. So many of these words sound very similar to each other, which can make it all that much more difficult to parse.…