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post #3 of Old 01-27-2009
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Arkadi: First an explanation of terminology so as not to confuse our US friends. What we call Registration our US friends call Documentation and what we call licensing, they call registration. While registration in the US is a state matter, both registration and licensing in Canada are federal matters.

There is no international requirement for Registration/Documentation and I know several licensed Canadian boats who have cruised the Caribbean, however, it does take longer and is problematic in clearing in as other countries expect to see registry/documentation papers and are confused by license/registry papers. I certainly would not try to enter a European port without registry/documentation as their bureauocracy (spelling?) would be incapable of dealing with it.

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