What You Need to Get Your Boat Registration in Ontario in Order

boat registration in Ontario

Every boat owner in the province knows that in order to operate your commercial vessel legally, you will need to get your boat registration in Ontario in order. If you are unsure about a specific process related to your registration, here’s a quick breakdown of some of the most common related forms and applications.

Initial Boat Registration in Ontario

So, the first thing you will want to do if you don’t have your registration in place will be to, well, register your boat. Don’t worry, though, the process doesn’t have to belong or be convenient. In fact, all you need to do at first is submit the corresponding initial registration application. This will call for you to fill out a form in which you will need to provide some information about the vessel itself as well as about yourself (or the owner, in case that you are acting on their behalf). Will you have to do a lot of research to get all this information? Not at all! You will simply need to provide your contact information, as well as the address to which you are registering the boat. On top of that, you will need to provide the manufacturing information about the boat.

Updating the Registration

It’s important that your boat registration in Ontario is always up to date in regards to its relation to you and its standing with Transport Canada. This means that you will need to update your registration if any conditions relevant to it change at some point. This includes, for example, moving to a new address or changing the vessel’s hailing port. In order to update either of these things, all you need to do is submit the corresponding form through our website and we’ll make sure it goes through to Transport Canada and the registry is updated. Not only will this keep the records accurate, but it will also ensure that you have no issues in operating your vessel as normal.

Transferring Your Registration

Your boat registration in Ontario is not necessarily tied to you, the owner. Instead, it is more dependent on the vessel itself. This means that if the boat changes owners, the registration will stay with it and be updated to reflect the change in ownership. If you are selling or passing ownership of the boat onto someone else, you will need to submit a transfer of ownership form that will make that change of ownership official with the Transport Canada registry. This is an important component of any boat sale and it will be necessary in order for the new owner’s registration to be valid and updated.

All Your Boat Registration Needs

If you need to submit any sort of form or update your boat registration in Ontario, our team here at the National Vessel Registry Center is here to help you with any process relevant to Transport Canada applications. Is the process confusing or complicated? Don’t worry, just give us a call at +1 (800) 419-9569, email us at info@canadianvesselregistry.ca, or fill out the contact form on our website should you need any help.