Get a boat dealer demonstration licence

No fee

A demonstration or boat dealer licence is a pleasure craft licence used to take vessels out for a test drive. This type of licence doesn’t apply to a single pleasure craft. Dealers use it on any unlicensed pleasure craft in their name.

Note: If you’re a boat dealer and you have this licence, never paint it on or permanently attach it to a pleasure craft. The new owner will need to apply for their own licence number.

Documents you’ll need to submit

Be sure to include these documents (see descriptions of information each document must contain):

  • a signed photocopy of valid government-issued identification of the person signing the application form.
  • Authorization to Submit for Pleasure Craft Licence in Dealership’s Name
    • To get an example of this letter, please contact us
  • a valid business licence or notarized affidavit, showing that your company sells pleasure craft

Apply by mail

Applications for boat dealer demonstration licences must be submitted by mail:

  1. Download and complete the Application for Pleasure Craft Licence form (includes instructions) [PDF, 1.1 MB]
  2. Attach the documents you need to include
  3. Mail your application and documents to:
    Pleasure Craft Licensing Centre
    P.O. Box 2006
    Fredericton, NB E3B 5G4

How long it will take to process your application

View the Pleasure Craft licensing service standards

After you receive your licence

When you get your licence number in the mail, mark your pleasure craft(s) as follows:

  • on a board or boards that are firmly attached to the pleasure craft (but that you can easily remove)
  • in block letters that are 75 mm or higher in length
  • in a colour that contrasts with the background
  • so that people can easily see the number from each side of the pleasure craft

Contact us

Office of Boating Safety
Toll-free telephone: 1-800-267-6687