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New York Boat Bill of Sale Form

The New York Boat Bill of Sale is a legal document that will provide proof that a boat in the state of New York has been properly and legally sold and purchased. This form will provide needed information with regard to the seller and the buyer will provide proof that the vessel has changed ownership. The form will also provide identifying factors regarding the vessel. This form must be notarized for authentication.

Register a Boat in New York

In the state of New York, your boat must be registered to operate in New York Waterways

Where to Register – You will need to apply in person at any New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to register.

Needed to Register – Gather the following documentation to register your boat:

How to Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information – Each party must enter their respective 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 Detail – Enter the required information regarding the vessel:

  • 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 – Purchase Price – Check all boxes that apply to this transaction:

  • Selection of this box will indicate the desire of the seller to only accept monetary payment – Enter the worded dollar amount
  • Enter the dollar amount in numbers
  • Enter the date that the parties have agreed that payment will be made, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Submit the date in which this document will be known as completed, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Check the box if it has been decided that the parties agree that payment will be due on a later date, enter the date in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Other – Should the parties decide on other arrangements with regard to the agreement, enter a summation of the agreement
  • Select the box if the boat is a gift to the buyer
  • Check the final box if it is agreed between the parties that this will be an even trade. Enter any information with regard to the trade agreement

Step 4 – Seller’s Disclosure – The seller should carefully read the statements:

  • If, in fact, there are any known defects with the vessel, disclose the defects here
  • The seller may then proceed to provide their signature in agreement on the “Seller’s Signature” line

Step 5 – Signatures – If all signing parties are before a notary public provide the following:

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

Step 6 – Once the notary had witnessed all signatures, he or she shall then complete the remaining portion of the document and affix the state seal

  • Make copies for record keeping
  • Make the original available to the buyer

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