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Search in the Canadian Register of Vessels by the boat's serial number

Your search in the Canadian Register of Vessels to know whether or not a duly registered boat is free of any lien or encumbrance...more

Answer the questionnaire

Receive the transcript of the search

Your request will be processed within 1 to 3 working days and the result will be sent to you as soon as available.
Starting from $25 * Details
  • If you intend to buy a "used" boat that is subject to a registration certificate by the Canadian Register of Vessels, it is highly recommended to perform a verification search to ensure that no charge or lien is affecting this vessel.
  • In fact, any boat registered in such register may have been subject to a marine mortgage which would not be registered in the RDPRM.
  • A search in the Canadian Register of Vessels will let you know the number of encumbrances or liens affecting the boat and get a certified or uncertified transcript for more details about the boat itself, its current owner and, where applicable, the encumbrances or liens that may affect it.
  • Do not take the risk of encountering unpleasant surprises and difficulties when transferring the registration of the boat, do your search now and take the necessary actions to protect your purchase.
  • SCRIPTA LEGAL can check for you if the vessel subject to a registration is free of any lien or encumbrance with the Canadian Register of Vessels.
  • Note that for all types of vessels, it is also recommended to make a verification search in the RDPRM using the name of the selling owner, which SCRIPTA LEGAL can also do for you.
  • For more complex situations requiring further examination, please contact  .

Other services offered

Purchase offer for a boat Private boat sale (between individuals) RDPRM - Search by owner's name
Options and fees
Search in the Canadian Register of Vessels by the boat's serial number $25
To obtain an uncertified transcript - Non-taxable $20
To obtain a certified transcript - Non-taxable $50
To obtain a printed form of the transcript $10

You may request a "Search in the Canadian Register of Vessels by boat's serial number" online. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Start the service by clicking on the blue button labelled "Click here to start";
  • If you have not already done so, please sign up;
  • Complete the questionnaire by entering the information necessary for your search request;
  • Once you have completed the questionnaire, you pay the required fees with your credit card;
  • We will email you the result of the search conducted with the Canadian Register of Vessels;
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