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Hello All,
I'm sure this one has been ask before but here it goes anyway. After buying a used boat whats involved in changing its name (in Canada)?? Are boat names registered? Does it have to be original??

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Hello All,
I'm sure this one has been ask before but here it goes anyway. After buying a used boat whats involved in changing its name (in Canada)?? Are boat names registered? Does it have to be original??

Dustin
Depends on the nature of the registration. Most countries have local registration for boats not intending to travel overseas and an official registry for foreign going vessels. National Registration information for Canada can be found here...

http://www.tc.gc.ca/ShipRegistry/menu.asp?lang=e

Usually you will have to come up with an original name even if that is merely Wonderful Wombat III. Some registrys do restrict the number of boats with similar names. For example in Australia it's limited to three or four I think. It's unikely you could register Wonderful Wombat LVI but I could be wrong.

If the boat is only to be registered locally (similar to car registration) then the name can be as unoriginal as you desire. In most places these days local registration is mandatory, Official Ship Registration is not.

As to changing the name, search the forums here and you will find umpteen discussions on the subject but in short it involves lots of alcoholic beverages and virgins (preferably female, for the sacrificing thereof).
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Since the Wombat has addressed the legal aspects, I'll address the traditional ones.

Changing the name, if you believe in superstition or just don't want to jinx yourself, requires a "denaming" ceremony. John Vigor's is considered the standard for that... you can find it here.
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Here is another page you can follow.

First thing to do is to purge any and all records of the original name.

http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/rename.htm
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Mr. Wombat covered it off nicely. I just transferred the existing name on the registry, because for once it suited the boat and we liked it quite a bit. The process is the same, and money and a brief visit to a ministry official in your area makes it happen.

As for the mystic side of the process, having a child urinate on the stemhead satisfies the "virgin" requirement...unless you have a different agenda. Clear it with your commodore first...
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I will be renaming my boat soon, does it have to be in the water for the denaming and renaming ceremonies? Were do I find a virgin these days? Do I need my Hooters crew aboard for the ceremonies? Don't tell my wife.

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In Canada there are two options, provincial licensing and federal registration. If you go with the provincial, your boat is known by a number - not as noble but cheaper and quicker. Federal registration uses a name and home port. Your broker should have handled this process when you bought the boat. Otherwise - go to a "Service Canada" (was there ever more of an oxymoron ??) office, and they will hand you lots of forms and conflicting advice...
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"Countless fools are often loathe to testify"...

Nothing legal or official to say here, but to contrast the traditional prayer to Neptune and Aeolus...

Drink the gallon of booze you were supposed to pour over your bow and ask he/she/that which drives you to extend the blessings you've been gifted with to extend upon your boat and all passengers.

Give tribute to loves lost for your passion of sailing. Keep a towel handy for the tears, one tear wiped upon the bow is worth fifty bottles of booze.

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when i was transfering my boat's papers, i asked if the name was referenced at all because i plan to rechristen her, the young woman said no, but then proceeded to explain to me what she heard was the rechristening process
"you must sail the boat backwards, and then make love to a virgin onboard"
strangest advice i ever got from a DMV
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