Licensing a Boat in Ontario Step by Step

The Small Vessel Regulations require that all pleasure crafts, of all sizes, that are equipped with one or more propulsion engines be licensed. The process of licensing a boat in Ontario is not necessarily hard but there are certain details you should be familiar with.  At the National Vessel Registry Center, we provide a system…

Remember This When You’re Buying a Boat in Canada

So, you’re looking into buying a boat in Canada. This is obviously very exciting, and you probably can’t wait to be out there sailing in your soon-to-be new vessel. However, before you get to do that, you will have to consider a few things. Buying a Boat in Canada If only buying a boat was…

What Does a Transfer of Canadian Registration Entail?

The registration of a vessel isn’t exactly tied to the owner, but rather to the boat itself. It is, after all, its documentation with Transport Canada. This means that, should the owner change, the registration will have to stay with the vessel. Hence, this is what the process for a transfer of Canadian registration will…

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…