Registration process for home made boats in Canada

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Registration process for home made boats in Canada

Postby North » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:14 am

Hi folks,

One would think I was smart enough to ask these type of questions before building... but, I figured I would find out the hoops, and jump through them (or around them) when the time came.
Well, that time is approaching. I want/ need to do the following things soon, in no specific order:

1 get boat registered
2 get marine survey done
3 get insurance

I had emailed one member a bit re: pros and cons of registering as home made vessel vs incorporating a business, applying for a manufacturer's hull permit, etc so the boat perhaps would have ahigher resale... but I don't think - I will gho through the extra expense for this one.

If someone could give me the Coles Notes version of the Canadian homemade boat registration process, and/or any other related useful info, I would appreciate it.
PS boat is 2

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Re: Registration process for home made boats in Canada

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:50 am

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Here the first step is to get a Hull Identification Number from the Marine Police. Then you go and deal with the state and probably pay more taxes. From there it is between you and the state. If you have a head, you'll need a Marine Sanitation Device Inspection to get a MSD sticker.

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Re: Registration process for home made boats in Canada

Postby vupilot » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:46 am

This topic comes up often. You can use the search function on the top right of the forum to look for those who may have asked a similar question before. Here is some info I found that might be helpful from a previous discussion of registration in Canada
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=27780&p=171383&hilit=canada+registration#p171383

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Re: Registration process for home made boats in Canada

Postby kens » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:11 am

Try to contact Paul Kane on this forum, forum name Mr Hot Rod.

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=371
I think his website may explain that also
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Re: Registration process for home made boats in Canada

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:58 am

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Bruce Dow would be a reference. He just moved near you.

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Re: Registration process for home made boats in Canada

Postby North » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:25 am

Thanks folks. I think the link provided has all the info I need. I will apply online to Transport Canada and have already called a reputable surveyor as I too need this for insurance.
Thanks


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