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Boat (Vessel) Bill of Sale Form

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The boat bill of sale is the transfer of ownership of a watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) from one party to another. The document should contain the itemized prices if any motor(s) or trailer(s) were included in the sale. The bill of sale should only be filled-in and signed by the parties when the boat has been delivered by the seller and the funds have been made available by the buyer. After the transfer of the trade is complete the sale is final and there are no liabilities by either party.

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Step 1 – The Parties – Provide the following information:

  • Name(s) of purchaser(s)
  • Name(s) of seller(s)
  • Enter the date of the sale in dd/m/yy format

Step 2 – Vehicle/Vessel Information – Enter:

  • The price amount agreed upon by the parties in U.S. currency
  • Check any of the following applicable boxes and complete the information therein:

Boat –

  • Make
  • Year
  • Title number
  • Hull identification number (HIN)
  • Odometer reading (in hours)


  • Make
  • Year
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • License plate number

Motor –

  • Make
  • Year
  • Horsepower (HP)
  • Serial number

Enter the value of each item to be sold in U.S. dollar amount(s)

Step 3 – Signatures (required as follows:)

  • Buyer’s signature
  • Date of signature in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Printed name
  • AND
  • Seller’s signature
  • Date of signature in mm/dd/yyyy format

Witnesses Signatures – Each witness must enter the following information:

  • Signatures (respective)
  • Dates of signatures in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Printed names

Step 4 – Notarization –

  • The notary shall witness all signatures
  • Notary will then enter the required information to acknowledge the document
  • Notary will provide signature and affix the official seal