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Old 13-02-2016, 13:49   #1
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I am new boat owner in Puerto Vallarta . I am from Canada so Ocean sailing new to me , I am not sure what licenses I need , is the VHF radio operator different . and what other license's should I now about
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Hey Howard,

Welcome aboard!

I have no idea on what if any sailing license's are required, ( I suspect though, it may be more of a requirement for insurance as proof of competence, but I have been known to be wrong before).

I just wanted to say hello, as I am from Regina and lived in Saskatoon for many years...

Congrats on the vessel , what is it? The Saskatchewanians want to know!

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I believe you will need vessel registered with Transport Canada, not the provincial registration. You will need a Radio Operatorís Certificate Ė Marine ROC(M) andMaritime Mobile Radio Station Licence for the VHF and of a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

Visas, cruising permits, etc check with Mexican Embassy.
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[QUOTE=Cruisingoneday;2045069]Hey Howard,

Welcome aboard!

I have no idea on what if any sailing license's are required, ( I suspect though, it may be more of a requirement for insurance as proof of competence, but I have been known to be wrong before).

I just wanted to say hello, as I am from Regina and lived in Saskatoon for many years...

Congrats on the vessel , what is it? The Saskatchewanians want to know!

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Good to here from some one that close, hope to run in to you, You must be familiar with lake Diefenbaker , Bought a 37ft Pearson back there on the 21
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I am new boat owner in Puerto Vallarta . I am from Canada so Ocean sailing new to me , I am not sure what licenses I need , is the VHF radio operator different . and what other license's should I now about
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Were is the boat registered at the moment and what Mexican paperwork does it have?
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Were is the boat registered at the moment and what Mexican paperwork does it have?
Triumphant. Boat is in purnta vallarta going down nex week to finalize sale
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Sounds like poor Howard is in for a Mexican paperwork nightmare if he has no idea about the flag, registration, licenses, TIP (if required, cancelled or otherwise) etc. on the boat at present. Examples: If foreign-built has the US import duty paid or payable? Neither Ship Radio Station licenses or Restricted Radio Telephone Permits are required for non-commercial, domestically operated US flag or state registered vessels with VHF-FM marine radios but they are required for all foreign and commercial operations. There is probably a few Mexican regs that apply too.
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Jim thanks for the info , I can us all the help I can get .
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I have had no problem cruising Mexico with provincial licensing rather than federal registration. US import duties are irrelevant. You may have to pay duties if you bring the boat back to Canada - taxes for sure. You need a station license (Canada) for your radio and a radio operator's license. The boat will also need a Mexican Temporary Import Permit -TIP. A Pleasure Craft Operator Card is a good idea (it's a multiple choice online test cheap and easy, if you don't pass you'll want to understand why). Have fun. Enjoy Mexico and your new boat.
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Got to Latitude 38 - The West's Leading Sailing and Marine Magazine and use their site Google search on TIP and read away.
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