Welcome to

Small Commercial Vessel Association

Ontario Region

Do you use your boat for work?  If so read this important note!

The Small Commercial Vessel Association – Ontario Region is a group of Commercial boat operators vounteering to support you.

Are you familiar with Transport Canada’s vessel regulations concerning vessel registration and operator licensing?

Are you aware:

  • That any size boat that is used for profit in the operation of any business, even part time, is considered a commercial vessel and requires a commercial vessel registration number?
  • The operator may require more than a pleasure craft operator’s card (PCOC), such as MED, Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) or Master Limited?
  • Transport Canada no longer performs inspections on vessels under 15 gross tons?
  • It is your responsibility to ‘self-inspect’ your own vessel and complete the Blue Decal small vessel compliance program?
  • If your vessel does not meet the regulations under the CSA 2001 regulations that apply to commercial vessels, your insurance company may not pay in case of a claim?

Our group of volunteers have experienced challenges with many of the existing and proposed Transport Canada Vessel regulations.

We’ve established an association to provide a unified voice for Small Commercial Vessel Operators in order to establish a consultative process with Transport Canada and all relevant government bodies provincially and nationally.”

Check out our website and join us today

SMALL COMMERCIAL VESSEL ASSOCIATION – Ontario Region

2015 Membership application 

    REGISTRATION_FORM_2015.pdf

 Please print form and follow instructions on bottom.

Thank you for your support!

 GREAT RATES AND PROFIT SHARING OFFERED TO MEMBERS ON MARINE INSURANCE  CONTACT:

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Our Marine Insurance Partner

Profit_Sharing_Acceptance_Letter_2015.pdf