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Service Canada, Pleasure Craft Licensing

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Description & Services
Description A pleasure craft licence is a document with a unique licence number belonging to a specific pleasure craft. The number allows Search and Rescue personnel to access important information in an emergency. 
 
The law requires all pleasure craft powered by 10 horsepower (7.5 kW) or more engine, to have a pleasure craft licence, unless they have a vessel registration. There is a $250 fine if you are found operating a vessel without a licence. You must carry a copy of your Pleasure Craft Licence on board at all times and display the pleasure craft licence number on the bow of your boat above the waterline on both sides in block characters that: 
 
are at least 7.5 centimetres (3 inches) high; and 
in a colour that contrasts with the colour of the bow.
Dates Year round
Languages English ; French
Fees None ; Pleasure craft licences are free and are valid for 10 years.
Location
Areas Served Canada
Toll Free Phone 1-800-267-6687
Contact
Mailing Address PO Box 2006 
Fredericton, NB 
Canada E3B 5G4
Office Phone 1-800-267-6687
E-Mail obs-bsn@tc.gc.ca
Website https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/debs-obs-paperwork-paperwork_boat_licence-1898.htm
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Subjects Boating ; Boats ; Licences ; Safety

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