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Nebraska Boat Bill of Sale Form

The Nebraska Boat Bill of Sale is a legal document that proves the legal sale, purchase and change of ownership with regard to a vessel in the state of Nebraska. The document will provide information with regard to the seller, buyer and specific information with regard to the vessel, to include disclosure of any possible defects, by the seller. This form will require notarization.

Register a Boat in Nebraska

If one is planning to be in the state with their boat for more than 60 consecutive days, they must register their boat. If they have a boat registered in another state and do not plan to remain more than 60 days, their current state registration is acceptable to operate on Nebraska waterways. If you are a resident of Nebraska, you will be required to register your boat prior to operating your vessel on Nebraska waterways.

Where to Register – If you would like register your vessel in the state of Nebraska, you may gather all needed documentation and either appear in person or send it by mail to any Nebraska DMV/County Treasurer’s Office, local to you

Needed to Register – The following information will be needed in order to acquire boat registration in Nebraska:

  • Application for Certificate of Title
  • Since all boats must have a Hull ID number (HIN) if you have not been assigned a number, you may use this Assigned Number ID Application to acquire a number that is legally required in order to operate your boat on Nebraska waterways
  • NO boat insurance is required, but it’s highly recommended that you acquire insurance for your security as well as the security of your fellow boaters, both sharing the waterways and those who may board your vessel
  • A bill of sale
  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO)
  • Certificate of Title – properly assigned
  • In the event you’ve purchased a motorboat and were not provided the appropriate documentation to provide evidence of ownership, you may be eligible for a Bonded Certificate of Title
  • Copy of photo ID if you’re mailing the documents
  • Be prepared to pay all taxes and registration fees

How to Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information – The parties must enter the following:

  • 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 Detail – Provide the following:

  • Length
  • Year (the vessel was built)
  • Hull ID Number
  • Registration ID Number
  • Odometer Reading (hours)
  • Title Number
  • Will a Trailer be included with 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 – Price – Check the boxes that apply to this transaction:

  • Checking  the first box is statement that the seller will accept monetary payment only – Enter the worded dollar amount
  • Enter the dollar amount in numbers
  • Enter the date that have been agreed upon by the parties that payment will be made in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Enter a date the document will be known as complete, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • If the parties agree that payment will be made at a date later than initially specified, enter the date in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Other – If different arrangements have been agreed upon, enter a description of the agreement (if extra room is required add a sheet and attach it
  • Check the box if the vessel is going to be a gift to the buyer
  • Check the final box if this will be a direct trade. Provide a brief description as to the terms and conditions of the agreed trade

Step 4 – Seller’s Disclosure – The seller must review carefully, the statements in this section:

  • If, in fact, there are any known defects with regard to the boat, the seller must disclose them here
  • If all signatories are present before a notary, the seller will provide their signature in agreement on the “Seller’s Signature” line

Step 5 – Signatures – If all signing parties are before a notary public and have been identified by the notary, all parties must provide the following information respectively:

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

Step 6 – Once the notary public has witnessed all of the signatures, the notary will complete the remainder of the form as required and affix their seal.

  • Make copies to provide to all signatories for their records
  • Provide the original to the buyer

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