PART 1Licensing of Pleasure Craft (continued)
102 A pleasure craft may be operated without a licence until the day on which the owner of the pleasure craft receives the licence, up to a maximum of 90 days from the day of the initial transfer of ownership to an end user, if
(a) the acknowledgement of receipt of the application for the licence by the Minister is carried on board; and
(b) the file number of the acknowledgement is marked on the pleasure craft in the form and manner specified by the Minister.
Transfer of Licence
103 A pleasure craft that is the subject of a transfer of ownership may be operated until the day on which the new owner of the pleasure craft receives a transferred licence, up to a maximum of 90 days from the day of the transfer of ownership, if documents are carried on board confirming the name and address of the new owner and the date of the transfer of ownership.
Change of Name or Address
104 A pleasure craft may be operated without an accurate owner name or address on the licence until the day on which the owner of the pleasure craft receives an updated licence, up to a maximum of 90 days from the day of the change of name or address, if, in addition to the licence, documents are carried on board confirming the new name or address and the date of the change.
105 A pleasure craft that was licenced before the day on which these Regulations came into force may be operated without an accurate owner name or address on the licence until the day on which the owner of the pleasure craft receives an updated licence, up to a maximum of one year from the day on which these Regulations come into force.
Period of Validity of Licences
106 A pleasure craft licence is valid for a period of 10 years beginning on the day on which it is issued, transferred or renewed.
- SOR/2018-102, s. 1
Cancellation of Licences
107 The Minister may cancel a pleasure craft licence if
(a) the owner of the pleasure craft intends to register, obtain a licence for, or principally maintain and operate the pleasure craft in another country;
(b) the owner of the pleasure craft intends to register or list the pleasure craft under Part 2 of the Act;
(c) the owner of the pleasure craft has been issued a licence under section 108 and wishes to cancel the licence;
(d) the licence is a demonstration licence and the holder is no longer a vendor who sells pleasure craft in the course of a commercial enterprise;
(e) the licence was issued in error; or
(f) the Minister believes on reasonable and probable grounds that the applicant has provided false or misleading information to obtain the licence.
108 The owner of a pleasure craft that is not required to be licensed by these Regulations may obtain a licence for the pleasure craft.
Transfer of Ownership of a Pleasure Craft
109 Immediately on the transfer of ownership of a licensed pleasure craft, the new owner of the pleasure craft shall apply to the Minister for transfer of the licence.
110 Subject to paragraph 102(b), the owner of a pleasure craft shall not operate or permit another person to operate the pleasure craft if it is marked with a number that is not a licence number or a registration number issued under Part 2 of the Act and if that number could be confused with a licence number or a registration number.
111 (1) A vendor who sells pleasure craft in the course of a commercial enterprise may apply to the Minister for a demonstration licence for use on any of the enterprise’s pleasure craft that are operated for the purpose of demonstration.
(2) The holder of a demonstration licence shall ensure that it is used on only one pleasure craft at a time.
(3) The demonstration licence shall not be transferred to anyone except another vendor.
112 The Minister may cancel a demonstration licence if the licence is used for a purpose other than the demonstration of a pleasure craft.
PART 2Safety Equipment for Pleasure Craft
(2) This Part does not apply in respect of a pleasure craft that meets the safety equipment requirements of another country and that is
201 The operator of a pleasure craft shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the craft and of every person on board.
Personal Flotation Devices and Lifejackets
202 If a personal flotation device or lifejacket that must be carried on board a pleasure craft is to be worn by a person less than 16 years of age, it shall be inherently buoyant.
SUBPART 1Pleasure Craft Other than Human-Powered Pleasure Craft
203 This subpart applies in respect of a pleasure craft other than a human-powered pleasure craft.
Life-Saving Appliances — Personal Life-Saving Appliances
204 A pleasure craft shall carry on board
(a) a personal flotation device or lifejacket of an appropriate size for each person on board;
(b) a reboarding device, unless the vertical height that must be climbed in order to reboard the pleasure craft is not more than 0.5 m; and
(c) for the length of pleasure craft set out in column 1 of the table to this section, the additional personal life-saving appliances set out in column 2.
Column 1 Column 2 Item Length Additional Personal Life-Saving Appliances 1 not more than 6 m a buoyant heaving line of not less than 15 m in length 2 more than 6 m but not more than 9 m 3 more than 9 m but not more than 12 m 4 more than 12 m but less than 24 m 5 24 m or more
Life-Saving Appliances — Visual Signals
205 A pleasure craft of a length set out in column 1 of the table to this section shall carry on board the visual signals set out in column 2.
|Column 1||Column 2|
|1||not more than 6 m|
|2||more than 6 m but not more than 9 m|
|3||more than 9 m|
- SOR/2018-102, s. 2
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