Pleasure Craft Transfer of Ownership for Sales and Separations

In many different cases, you will find yourself filling out forms in relation to your vessel’s registration. While some of them will be to register the vessel in the first place once you acquire it, others will be to let go of it. This is when the process for a pleasure craft transfer of ownership…

Looking Into How to Transfer Boat Ownership in Ontario? Here’s How

One of the most common concerns for those dealing with vessel ownership is how to transfer boat ownership in Ontario. Even though the bureaucratic process itself can be quite complicated, we are here to make it a lot simpler for you.  When to Transfer Boat Ownership? Sure, the concept of transferring boat ownership is pretty…

Transfer Boat Ownership in Canada is Easier Than You Think

There are many different instances in which you will need to fill out forms in regards to your vessel’s standing. Some will be to register it in the first place, while others will be to somehow alter your registration. Today, we are talking about the one you will need to transfer boat ownership in Canada,…

Transfer of Ownership and Other Forms for When Life Changes

Have you ever been out on the water when suddenly, the weather turned? Maybe it had been clean and sunny then, seemingly out of nowhere, swirling winds and pouring rain appeared.  If you’ve ever been in that situation, you know you have to change course so that you can get home safely. As circumstances change,…

Pleasure Craft Transfer of Ownership: For Your License, for Your Life 

Who hasn’t dreamt of getting a used pleasure craft, going out on the water, and then, well, doing anything that you want? This is, in many ways, a daydream that so many of us share. Time spent on a pleasure craft is better than time spent doing just about anything else. However, to make this…

How to Read and Understand Hull Registration Numbers

All vessels built or offered for sale in Canada must have a Hull Serial Number as per small vessel regulations. These numbers are not only for vessel identification but indicate model standards and are used in the event of manufacturer’s defect recall. When buying a used boat, determining its true age is crucial to a…

Use a Bill of Sale Template in Canada When Selling Your Boat

Whether you have a small boat or an expensive luxury yacht, when the time comes for you to sell your vessel, you need to know that you are doing everything correctly. That way, there are no problems or hassles when it comes time to close the deal. The last thing you want are mistakes that…

Buying a Second-Hand Boat in Canada: What You Need to Know

Under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 all waterborne craft that use Canadian waters should be registered and licensed. The same rules apply as when buying a new build. The only difference is that as a second-hand vessel, your craft comes with a history and documentation. Mainly, it is just a question of transferring the title…