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Here's the one I have been using for years. You have to make changes where warranted. The buyer needs this document along with the title as it is his/her proof of purchase until he/she registers the boat and/or trailer. My philosophy on Bills of Sale is to keep them as simple as possible, and thus I include the "registerable" items only.
Bill of Sale
For Eighty-Five Thousand dollars ($85,000.00), Frederick McGillicutty ("Seller") of Podunk, Florida does hereby sell, assign and transfer to Happy Boter ("Buyer"), of Atlanta, Georgia, a
1997 31 ft Contender boat, Registration No. FL 1110 HX, Serial No. JDJ31098C797.
Above sales price includes a BoatMaster aluminum boat trailer model 3032TH, serial No. 42XBB3027UF007000.
Seller warrants that this boat and trailer is being transferred to Buyer free and clear of any liens and encumbrances; and is sold on an "as is" basis with the Seller making no warrantes, expressed or implied.
Dated this 16 day of May, 2001.
Frederick McGillicutty "Sellerr
It is much easier for the buyer to have two seperate bill of sales. One for the boat and the other for the Trailer. Some states Registry of Motor Vehicles want to keep originals,and a copy will not suffice for the Boat Registry. Here in Rhode Island, the Bill of Sale and existing Title, if the boat had one, must be Notorized as well.
In NY to be certain go online to the state DMV and locate the boating and trailer registration requirements. Review them. Items can vary based upon the age of the boat ( i.e. no title for, I think, boats built before '87 ????) changes with trailer titles as well i.e homemade trailer etc.
Good luck (the more papers the better - o yeah get your trailer weighed!).