The Ultimate Guide to Selling a Boat in BC and Transferring Documentation

If you’re selling a boat in BC, then you might need a few pointers so as to make the overall process much easier for yourself. At the National Vessel Registry Center, we are here to help.

A Guide to Selling a Boat in BC

In order to sell a boat, you will have to keep certain things in mind. For example, you can’t really hope to get more money than your boat is worth, nor can you simply expect that one single listing on the paper will be enough to capture prospective buyers’ attention. We recommend that you keep the following process in mind so as to make sure that you don’t get too ahead of yourself at some point.

For When You’re Selling the Boat

The process of selling a boat in BC doesn’t have to be complicated, but it will definitely have its nuances here and there. After all, you are selling an object with a significant financial value and very specific maintenance needs. Because of this, it might not be so easy to sell the boat within your intended time frame, at the price you’re looking for, or with the ease you’d prefer. A good way to approach this will be by hiring someone who can assess the boat, determine its condition, and give you a realistic price that you can hope to receive for it. Start this process ahead of time if you have time to consider, because it might take a while for you to find a buyer. Once you’ve found one, though, everything should be a lot simpler going forward.

Transferring Documentation

After selling a boat in BC, you will have to make the sale official, which means transferring the official documentation through Transport Canada to the new owner. Regardless of whether the boat in question is recreational or commercial, the process will be fairly similar. In order to transfer your boat’s registration or its pleasure craft license, you will need to submit the application for such. Both of these forms will be readily available with us here in Transport Canada for your convenience, and this will mostly involve some simple information about the new owner. Once you have submitted the transfer form to Transport Canada, the registration or the license will reflect the changes in ownership. The new owner will be able to use the registration to back up their new claim over the boat you sold them.

Selling a Boat in BC

File For Your Documentation Transfer

Here at the National Ship Registry Center, we are well aware that no one likes to go through extensive documentation and paperwork, which is why we’ve set off to make it all much easier for you. We have established our platform in order to provide everyone access to all the forms they might need in order to take care of their Transport Canada ship registration or pleasure craft license, as well as the corresponding documentation that might follow. Regardless of what you need to file with Transport Canada, all your ship documentation needs can be met right here on our website. Additionally, you can feel free to reach out to our team should you have any doubts throughout the process.