I'm hoping I can get some help here.
I bought a sailboat in Guatemala
in 2006.The sailboat was Canadian registered ,and myself being Canadian ,I thought it would be a simple transaction.
I brought the paperwork to Marine
and was informed that I now longer needed to register the boat because it was a pleasure craft. It only required to be licenced. I was told at that time that no GST was to be paid because the boat was not in Canada
We went down in 2007 to sail our boat to Belize
for a holiday only to discover it was still registered in the previous owners name.Fortunatly the former owner retired to Guatemala
and I was able to get in contact with him. We required a letter from his lawyer stating we were allowed to use the boat.
Numerious calls to Marine
Transport Canada have gone unanswered( we get voice mail boxes) How do I remove the previous owner from the registry system?