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Kentucky Vessel Bill of Sale Form

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The Kentucky Vessel Bill of Sale is a legal document that is utilized between dealer and individual or two private parties to prove the legal purchase and sale. This form will also state needed information with regard to register and proof by the new owner that there has been a change in ownership. This document must be notarized, therefore, all signatories should wait until they are collectively before a notary public prior to provision of signatures

Register a Vessel in Kentucky

When a vessel is sold in the state of Kentucky, it is the responsibility of the seller to contact the county clerk’s office in your county within 15 days of the date of sale

Where to Register – When you’re prepared to enroll your boat/vessel you may do so by gathering all of the appropriate documents needed to register and take them in person to one of the County Clerk’s Locations near you or in the county in which your vessel would be used most often.

Needed to Register – The following document must be presented to the County Clerk’s Office, when you appear to register your boat/vessel:

How To Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information – Enter the following information:

  • The Seller – 
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State

Step 2 – Vessel Details – Provide the required information in the lines provided:

  • Make
  • Length
  • Year (the vessel was built)
  • Hull ID Number
  • Registration ID Number
  • Odometer Reading (hours)
  • Title Number
  • Will a Trailer be included in the sale? (check yes or no)
  • If Yes – Enter the Make and Year
  • Will an Outboard Motor be included with the sale? (check yes or no)
  • If Yes – Enter the Make, Year and Horsepower (HP)

Step 3 – Trade/Purchase Price – Check the boxes that apply. Offer additional information if required:

  • If the first box is checked, only monetary payment is being accepted by the seller– Enter the worded dollar amount
  • Enter the dollar amount in numbers
  • Enter a date that the parties have agreed that payment will be made in full mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Provide the date in which this document will be known to all, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • If both parties agree that payment will be made at a later date, enter the agreed date in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Other – If different arrangements have been agreed upon by, describe the agreement (if extra room is required, continue on an added sheet. Attach it to the form
  • Check the box if the vessel/boat is an intended gift to the buyer
  • Check the final box if this transaction is intended to be a trade. Enter a brief description as to the conditions of the trade

Step 4 – Seller’s Disclosure – The seller must carefully review the statements :

  • If, there are any known defects with the vessel/boat, they must be disclosed, enter a description into the lines provided on the form
  • If all signatories are present before a notary, the seller may enter their signature in the “Seller’s Signature” line

Step 5 – Signatures – If all signing parties are present before a notary public and have been identified by the notary, each signatory must enter the following:

  • The Seller –
  • Signature
  • Print Name
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Signature
  • Print Name
  • AND
  • The Witness –
  • Signature
  • Print Name

Step 6 – As the notary public witnesses all signatures, he or she is required to complete the remainder of the form as required by law and affix their state seal.

  • Make copies to provide to all signatories for their records, supplying the original to the buyer.

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