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Re: canadian boat registration, adding canadian to bill of sale
"so id sell it to her for $1 i guess. "
Some tax agencies will allow some "sales" for "one dollar and other goods and consideration" or other particular terms. Others will not. For instance, in most US states if you buy a motor vehicle (including boats) they will look up the blue book value, and if your bill of sale is for significantly less, they'll say "Sorry, no, the value is XYZ and you'll pay tax on that or else."
So, the ball is already in play.
The "undocumentation" also is already in play, you might want to call the vessel documentation center (universally praised for being helpful and competent folks) to ask them when and how the title will be issued, presumably in your name. I don't know what kind of title you'll be getting from that, but that will also determine how you would have to modify or transfer the title.
And from there, your girlfriend should know (G) if it is Revenue Canada or whoever that has to be contacted to obtain Canadian registry for the boat. Try to get your answers by email or by paper mail, or at least get web sites to confirm what you are told--officially. It is easy to make a mistake with these things and once it is made and put into the system, often impossible to correct without great expense.