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Old 08-28-2002, 07:26 AM
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Hi,

Can someone post a sample Bill of Sale for a used boat? If not, maybe some highlights on items that need to be mentioned or included.

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Old 08-28-2002, 10:08 AM
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Default Sample Bill of Sale for Used Boat?

Just get your title for the boat and trailer(if you have one)

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"Bill of Sale" at the top and date.

Seller: Seller name & address
Buyer: Buyer Name & address


Boat Make,model & HIN
If you have an outboard - make model & serial.
If you have a kicker - make model & serial

Trailer Make model & serial number

List make& model of any goodies that go with the boat - fishfinder, downriggers, gps, etc.. serial numbers not necessary.

This sale of this equipment is "AS IS" - with no warranty.

Sale Price <---- very important

Buyer: Sign & date it.
Seller: Sign & date it.

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Make 2 copies of the Bill of sale, 1 for you and 1 for the buyer.


Sign the back of the title(s) & give to buyer and you are done. - This differs based on the state you are in - instructions are on the back of the title.

I do not include any lifejackets/fire extinguishers. If a disaster happens, a clever lawyer could make trouble.
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Old 08-28-2002, 11:32 AM
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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.
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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.

By: ___________________________
Frederick McGillicutty "Sellerr
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Old 08-28-2002, 11:38 AM
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Default Sample Bill of Sale for Used Boat?

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.

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Old 08-28-2002, 11:42 AM
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Default Sample Bill of Sale for Used Boat?

Above sound good.

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!).
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Email me a fax number and I'll shoot you the standard Florida state "bill of sale"
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go to www.dmvct.org

search forms

click on vessel registration

click on bill of sale, download

or in CT there is a tear off on the bottom of your registration that is in fact a "bill of sale"
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Old 08-28-2002, 12:08 PM
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Thank You!

Would it be a good idea to have a bill of sale for the boat and a bill of sale for the motors seperately to save money on sales tax? Residence is in NY.Is that legal?

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Separate bills of sale or at least an itemized bill of sale is legal in Florida...and therefore highly advisable.

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In New Jersey you need NOTARIZED bill of sale, so check state regs carefully, especially if old owner lives hours from you.
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The best words for the seller on a bill of sale:
"SOLD AS IS"
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