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New Hampshire Boat Bill of Sale|PDF & Word Format

The New Hampshire Boat Bill of Sale is a legal document that will provide proof that the legal sale and purchase of a vessel/boat has been transacted between a seller and buyer. The form will also provide seller, buyer and vessel/boat information required for proper NH boater’s registration. This document will require notarization.

Register a Boat in New Hampshire

Any boat operated on the public waters of the state of New Hampshire, including all tidal and coastal waters and all inland waters, must be registered in order to operate in New Hampshire waterways. All vessels/boats, must display the bow number issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles as part of the registration process, unless the boat is exempt as stated in RSA 270-E:4. All vessels/boats are allowed to be registered at any time of year, however, each vessel/boat registration will expire on December 31st of the same year the vessel/boat has been registered.

Where to Register – Vessel/boat registrations may be processed at any DMV Location or with any Authorized Boat Agent if registering in person. One may also register by mail, by providing all of the proper documentation and sending it to:

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV – Boat Registrations
23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305

Needed to Register – The following documents must be provided for any owner to register a vessel/boat:

How to Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information – Both parties must enter:

  • 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 all requested information on the form, as follows:

  • Make
  • 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 – Trade/Purchase Price – Check all boxes that apply to the transaction with additional information if needed:

  • Check the box if the seller has indicated that only monetary payment will be accepted – 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 mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Provide an agreed date in which this document will be known, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • If all are in agreement that payment will be made at a later date, enter the agreed date, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Other – If the parties have agreed on different arrangement(s), check the box and describe the changes
  • Check the box if the vessel/boat will be a gift to the buyer
  • Check the last box if this is intended to be an even trade between the parties. Provide a brief description as to the conditions of the agreed trade

Step 4 – Seller’s Disclosure – Seller must carefully read all statements:

  • Seller must disclose any known defects
  • Once the seller has disclosed any potential defects they must proceed to provide their signature in the line provided on the form.

Step 5 – Signatures – If all signatories are collectively before a notary public and have been identified by the notary, enter the following:

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

Step 6 – After the notary has witness all signatures, she or he shall complete the remainder of the form and affix the state seal as required

  • Make copies to provide to all signatories for record keeping
  • Make the original available to the buyer

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