How to Register a Boat

How to Register a Boat in Ontario? The Quickest Guide to the Process

As complicated as figuring out how to register a boat in Ontario might seem, it doesn’t have to be. At least, it shouldn’t be if you have the right guide. That is what we are here for, after all, at the National Vessel Registry Center. Allow us to guide you through the process.

First, Determine Key Information About the Vessel

When looking at how to register a boat in Ontario, you will first need to determine certain identifying facts in regards to the vessel’s relation to you. This means that you will have to name it. What should the name be? Well, that’s up to you! The main caveat is that the vessel name has to be unique, so there can’t be any other vessels registered under the vessel name that you pick. How are you supposed to know if the name you choose has already been taken? As part of the form, you will have to provide three different name choices ranked in priority order. Lastly, you will half to determine what the intended port of registry will be. This should be the port you are intending to sail from and to most often.


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