Ok, good. So I can use the Bill of Sale to register the trailer, because I don't think the seller has a title for the trailer.
How about the boat, can I use the sellers registration to register the boat?? From what I read on the Mass Environmental Website it looks like I can. Am I reading this correctly? I highlighted the important part in red.
To register a vessel, you need to provide:
• Bill of Sale (name and address of seller)
• Sales tax form (ST-6) or (ST-6E) (you can pay sales tax online at www.dor.state.ma.us
• Pencil tracing of Hull ID Number (serial number)*
• Required fees (see fee schedule on next page)
• Properly completed and signed registration application
* If your vessel was built prior to 1972 or does not have a proper 12-digit Hull Identification Number (HIN), a vessel inspection may be required. Click here to read more information on HINs.
If the vessel is 14 ft. or greater in length, you also need to provide in addition to the documents above:
• The title** or, if vessel is documented with the U.S. Coast Guard, Termination of Documentation (“Deletion Letter”) from the U.S. Coast Guard
** If the vessel is purchased new from a registered boat dealer or department store, an original “Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin” is required in lieu of title. When a boat is purchased from a private party from a non-titled state, the previous owner's registration is required in lieu of title.