SailNet Community - View Single Post - Boat registration
View Single Post
Old 01-27-2009
boatpoker's Avatar
boatpoker boatpoker is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,083
Thanks: 8
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 7
boatpoker is on a distinguished road
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.
Dirt People Scare me

Last edited by boatpoker; 01-27-2009 at 09:27 AM. Reason: speeling
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook