Tonnage Measurements, Registration and You

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As you know, some vessels have to be registered in Canada, but some vessels can be registered even though it isn’t necessary. Vessels that do have to be registered include vessels that will be operated in foreign waters and/or are used for commercial purposes. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a hundred times:…

Should You Boat With Your Dogs?

boating with dogs

There’s nothing illegal about bringing your dogs when you go out boating with your family and friends. In fact, dogs can add fun to your activities. It’s especially true if they feel comfortable while on the water. But ensure that you’re taking the same precaution as you would with your human friends. In this post,…

Vessel Emissions Standards You Should Know

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With concerns about the fate of the imperiled oceans and waterways, the boating industry is looking into greener ways on how to do its part in saving the water while attracting some environmentally conscious customers. In fact, you can find several hybrid boats on the market. They are boats with lower emission ratings than the…

Form 7 – Mortgage

Form 7 - Mortgage

Buying a boat can be a significant investment, so it’s not unusual for buyers to seek out financing in the form of a mortgage. You should note that in Canada, only vessels that are registered with the Canadian Registry of Vessels are eligible for a Form 7 – Mortgage. You also must notify Transport Canada…

Form 15 – Vessel under Construction

Form 15 - Vessel under Construction

Are you building the boat of your dreams? Do you own a business that’s constructing a vessel tailor-made to your needs? As you’ll surely be aiming to have your boat registered with Transport Canada, it’s important that you submit a Form 15 – Vessel under Construction to the Canadian Registry of Vessels. This documentation will be…