First Time Registration


TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP – CANADIAN REGISTER OF VESSELS

Transport Canada Performance results:

Service Standard Target
Transfer of Ownership within 17 working days 70%

Use this form if you are transferring ownership or shares of ownership of a vessel in the Canadian Register of Vessels. This includes transfers of ownership due to death or bankruptcy of an owner or joint owner. If you are transferring a Pleasure Craft Licence, please proceed to the form for Transfer Pleasure Craft Licence. If you are unsure about which registration forms to use, please contact the Administrator at administrator@ca.vesselregistry.org.

 

If you cannot produce a Marine Bill of Sale from the registered owner, you must complete a statutory declaration and explain the reason why you cannot produce the Marine Bill of Sale. You must make the declaration before a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Oaths, or any other person authorized by law to administer oaths in the province or territory in which you make the declaration.