[QUOTE=sixmassive;140668]So under 5 net registered ton?
Is there a different tonnage measurement process that will occur to abide by US standards? or will the Canadaland certificate tonnage transfer over?[/QUOTE]
I believe a vessel less than 5 tons need not (or possibly can not) be documented, then I would imagine anyone’s tonnage is adequate but if documentation is sought, then you can go with simplified admeasurement or by tonnage rules in 46CFR. If tonnage rules are used then either you submit to the USCG to determine or hire a naval architect or class society to work it out. I think in your case being so small you will come in under 5 net tons without any problem at all.
46 U.S. Code § 12102 - Vessels requiring documentation
(a) In General.— Except as otherwise provided, a vessel may engage in a trade only if the vessel has been issued a certificate of documentation with an endorsement for that trade under this chapter.
(b) Vessels Less Than 5 Net Tons.— A vessel of less than 5 net tons may engage in a trade without being documented if the vessel otherwise satisfies the requirements to engage in the particular trade.