Transport Canada's Vessel Registration program carries out the following activities:
The Office of Boating Safety provides information on the minimum safety equipment required aboard pleasure craft over 8 metres (26 feet 3 inches) in length but not over 12 metres (39 feet 4 inches) in length.
Please contact Transport Canada's Office of Boating Safety for additional information.
Office of Boating Safety
Tel.: 1-800-267-6687 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time Boating Safety Information Service
Fax: 519-383-1989 (Sarnia)
Information on the Office of Boating Safety is available at the following URL:
Restricted Operator's Certificate (Maritime)
Information on the Restricted Operator's Certificate (Maritime) is available at the following URL:
You may also want to think about installing an EPIRB on your vessel. An EPIRB is an emergency position-indicating radio beacon. It is a maritime distress-alerting transmitter used aboard ships.
Please contact the Canadian Beacon Registry for additional information.
Canadian Beacon Registry