I just got off of the phone
with small vessel registry office in Victoria BC Canada
I asked if I registered an American purchased "private small vessel" as a Canadian resident when and what taxes
would be due. She indicated gst/hst (12%in BC) would be collectable when vessel entered Canada
through Canadian Border Services Agency (CSBA) for importation.
Note: Canadian small vessel registration
proves title similar to ( I believe) US "documentation".
She was however unable to clarify what constitutes "importation".
It would be nice if you could enter Canadian waters for (2-3 months) under a cruising permit
to go to Alaska
the Great Lakes
, St. Lawrence and Eastern Canadian sea board.
Has anybody done this?