Leaving your boat in Canada
Since October 11, 2018, vessels temporarily imported into Canada for the purposes of repair, alteration,or storage are granted remission of surtaxes paid orpayable pursuant to the United States Surtax Order
You are permitted to leave your vessel in Canada if you plan to make a series of visits to Canada throughout the boating season. You must advise the CBSA border services officer of your plans at the time of your initial arrival in Canada and provide the officer the anticipated date that the boat will leave Canada. Boats must be removed/leave Canada at the end of the originally declared date, or within 12 months from the date of importation, whichever is earlier. If you wish to leave your vessel in Canada for repair or storage at the end of the boating season, or if you wish to import your vessel strictly for those services, you or your agent must provide the CBSA with the following information:
-The work order with details of vessel repairs to be carried out, or the agreement for the vessel storage,or both, if applicable;
-Both the work order and/or storage agreement must show the expected completion date; and
The documents must also indicate where the vessel will be located.
The vessel will be documented on form E29B and a refundable security deposit may be required.
The maximum vessel retention period in Canada without the payment of duty or taxes is normally 12 months for storage and 18 months for repair. Extensions may be possible.
To find out more information, please visit The Canadian Border Services Website at