All boats have unique identification numbers that provide important information about their construction, history, and compliance with regulations. Known as the Hull Identification Number (HIN), this alphanumeric code serves as a boat's "fingerprint" which assists in identifying the boat and plays an important role in ensuring safety, tracking ownership, and preventing theft.
To ensure the safety of individuals on the water and protect the environment, the Government of Canada has implemented regulations regarding pleasure craft licensing. This article serves as a comprehensive guide to understanding pleasure craft licensing in Canada, including its purpose, requirements, and the process involved.
Having a marine lawyer you can trust is a great idea both in case of legal issues, and just to make the process of owning a boat more fun. Alongside other documentation specialists - like the experts at Vessel Registration Canada - can mean less time at your desk and more time at the helm.
A common question boaters in British Columbia ask is how to renew a pleasure craft license in British Columbia. In this post we explain how a pleasure craft licence can be renewed in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia or any other Canadian Province. A pleasure craft license is a document with a unique number attached to a pleasure vessel. A pleasure craft licence must be renewed every 10 years.
Buying your first boat can be a life-changing experience. For most, it’s the realization of a dream that may have been many years in the making. Read this article to learn about the five basic steps of buying your first boat and things to be aware of.