Looks like I made myself still not clear ....
Quote : "A Canadian (nor any foreigner) cannot obtain US Documentation
, but anyone (even Canadians) can get State Registration
Correct, everyone can US state-register. But this do not help when going out of US waters, when in international waters, non US territorial waters or protectorate, one need a federal ( national) registration only optainable by a US citizen .
A "green card holder" can not register federally ! So anyone who buy a vessel and state-register it in the US, will NOT be able to circumnavigate or even get to the Caribbean
Quote : "If a Canadian brings his American vessel into Canadian waters, he’s at home, and his boat is visiting, requiring a cruising permit".
No, this is NOT correct, there is the difference of a canadian citizen RESIDENT and the NON-Resident !!!
Quote : "Actually, to the best of my knowledge, you can only bring it in Canada under specific circumstances like getting work done in a yard and so on. To bring it in for pleasure, you would have to import
it and pay the PST + GST."
Again, NOT correct at there is the difference of a Canadian citizen "RESIDENT" and the Canadian citizen NON-RESIDENT VISITING Canada with his " Conveyance" for less than 12 months !!!
( " Conveyance" being defined by the "Canadian border services agency" Memorandum D2 - 1 - 1 page 2 paragraph 2 as ANY vehicle, aircraft,water-borne craft or other contrivance that is used to move persons or goods but do not include a mobile home trailer that is more than 2.6 M in width )
Off course all the above "without prejudice" as I base myself on the "Canadian border services agency" Memorandum D2 - 1 - 1 dated january 30 , 2006 given to me by Custom HQ in ottawa during the summer of 2010 ......
Please go look it up yourself, it is very clear, ( as clear as a custom regulation can be
"Canadian border services agency"
Memorandum D2 - 1 - 1
" Temporary importation of baggages and conveyances by non - residents"
Page 2 Chapter 98
So hope this will clear things up , and why the hell would I make this up and spent my time on writing this is I had not taken all the info personally at the custom HQ ...
And if some of you are not agreeing,..... well find me a document that says the contrary