Vessel Query System and Joining and Consulting Transport Canada’s

vessel query system

When it comes to keeping boating registration and licenses in order, it’s fairly easy to get lost in terms of what you’ve already done, what the previous owner did, and what else you need to keep track of. There are, of course, mechanisms in place when it comes to helping you deal with all that. One of them is the vessel query system

What is the Vessel Query System? 

First of all, what is the Canadian vessel query system? This is the available mechanism to consult the comprehensive database of vessels kept by Transport Canada. Now, what is this for? This allows a government agency to keep track of the vessels navigating national waters. In doing so, this will also allow citizens and vessel owners to keep track of the documentation corresponding to their vessel across different ownerships and registration periods. Whether you are looking to register your own vessel or to consult the database, we can easily guide you through the process. Let’s go over some of the different ways in which you can join, interact, consult, or request information from the vessel query system.

How to Join this Registry

So, this registry sounds great and all, but how are you even supposed to join it in the first place? How are you supposed to look up a boat in the vessel query system if it isn’t there in the first place? Well, registering your vessel is fairly straightforward, but it will require some attention to detail. It will be important, for example, to take into consideration the manufacturing details of the boat, the purpose of its operation, and the circumstances of the ownership. In order to take care of this process, you can submit your application through our website. The form is conveniently available on the registry tab of our menu and you can submit it directly through our platform.

Consulting the Registry

Now, if you have no current interest in joining the registry but you are rather looking to consult it, we have the solution for you. There are two ways to consult the vessel query system and each will come in useful in different situations. If you are looking from some quick current information about a specific vessel, then you will want to go to the vessel registration query system that is available on the Transport Canada website. You will need to provide the official number, vessel name, and official and comprehensive summary of a vessel’s documentation, then you should submit a request for a transcript, which you can easily do through our platform. 

Canadian Register of Vessels

Here at the National Vessel Registry Center Corp, we want to make sure that you’re able to submit all the forms to join the registry and consult the vessel query system. Yes, regardless of how complicated or extensive the process might be. So, can you submit the forms for registration here on our platform? Of course, you can! You can do that and more here on our website. Just give us a call at +1 (800) 419-9569 or email us at if you need any help.