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Re: Private listing in Ontario question
Right, you will probably be looking at a licenced vessel, in most cases, not registered.
I guess a couple of other considerations are moorage and insurance.
Moorage can be surprisingly difficult and expensive in Ontario, especially places like 1000 Islands. Other places can be complicated due to restrictions in draft (depth) or due to low bridges. So you'll need to factor in these considerations before purchasing the boat, you've got to make sure it will fit where you want to put it, unless buying a trailer sailor.
Another issue with moorage, every marina and yacht club I've kept a pleasure craft at (3 in Toronto, 3 in the Niagara region and 3 in the Thousand Islands) have required proof of liability insurance. You need to make sure you qualify for insurance before purchasing a boat.
Which is where the survey hooks in. I have never dealt with a marine insurer (I've only dealt with 2, but I think they're the two biggest in Ontario), require a satisfactory survey from a marine surveyor.
Last edited by Arcb; 08-24-2017 at 07:14 AM.