So, I've run into a timing problem.
We have bought a Canadian registered boat
. We are Canadian, and will keep it registered as Canadian. we submitted our info to transport canada
for transfer of ownership
,and change of name and home port. They have verbally confirmed receipt of the request over a month ago. They also said they are backed up and won't get to ours for at least another month.
is currently on lake Ontario
. The problem is, we want to be heading south through the Oswego canal
before the end of September. The earlier the better.
I have talked to the transport Canada
agent assigned to my file, they will try to fast track it but no promises.
I have talked to a cbp agent in one of the New York
state offices. He said using the bill of sale
may be enough, or I may get turned back.
I talked to Canadian customs
, they said bill of sale
is fine. Or just get a provincial pleasure craft license
since it's very quick.
Has anyone gone through this, and have any suggestions?
Does anyone know if showing previous owners registration
, with bill of sale, and copies of our submission to transport Canada will satisfy cbp ?
Will licensing provincially screw up our federal registration
The only other option is hauling out for the winter
and waiting for next spring. If necessary we can do this, but obviously we would rather be on the boat exploring areas south.