"Bill of Sale for a Vessel" - North Carolina

North Carolina Wildlife Bill of Sale for a Vessel

The North Carolina Bill of Sale for a Vessel is a legal document that the seller and the buyer use to formalize the transfer of ownership of any boat, motorized or non-motorized. The form whar makes the transaction legitimate.

Alternate Names:

  • Boat Bill of Sale;
  • Watercraft Bill of Sale.

You can use this Boat Bill of Sale for new, used, or handmade watercraft. It will prove the payment took place, demonstrate the agreement of the parties, and protect both counterparts from any potential problems in the future.

This form was released by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The latest version of this document was issued on October 1, 2013, and can be downloaded through the link below.

Does a Boat Bill of Sale Have to be Notarized in North Carolina?

The seller's signature must be certified by a notary public and acknowledged with an official seal.

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How to Sell a Boat in North Carolina?

The process of selling a boat involves the following steps:

  1. Make sure you possess all the necessary documents, including the certificate of title, registration, maintenance and repair records that you will give to the buyer;
  2. Consider the price of the vessel and the expenses, for example, the cost of cleaning;
  3. Clean the boat and check whether everything works properly;
  4. Advertise your vessel with high-quality pictures that will clearly show all the parts of the boat along with possible defects;
  5. Meet with a prospective buyer that contacted you. Negotiate the sale and complete the Bill of Sale.

How to Make a Bill of Sale in North Carolina?

The North Carolina Boat Bill of Sale will contain the following information:

    • Vessel's description - a registration number, manufacturer, model, year, title number, and hull identification number;
    • Seller and buyer's full names;
    • Date and the price of the sale;
    • Signature of the seller.
    • Sign two original copies - the buyer gets one copy for registration, and you retain a document for your records;
    • Once the papers are signed, you must give all the documentation to the buyer who will require it for registration.

How to Transfer a Boat Title in North Carolina?

After buying a boat in North Carolina, the new owner must file Form VL-1, NC Vessel Registration & Title Application with a local Wildlife Service Agent along with the original Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO) and the completed Bill of Sale.


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Revised 10/2013
BILL OF SALE FOR A VESSEL
Instructions: For your convenience, this form has been created for use when selling a non-titled vessel.
Vessel owners are not required to use this form, but are encouraged to provide at least the information
below when selling their vessel. For questions regarding selling a vessel, call 800-628-3773.
Vessel Registration Number
-
-
Manufacturer
Model
Year
NC Title Number
(if applicable)
Hull Identification Number ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
I (We)
,
(print name of first seller)
(print name of second seller,
)
if applicable
do hereby
on this date
, for the sum of $
sell this vessel to
,
(print name of first purchaser,
*)
(print name of second purchaser,
)
required
if applicable
*Full name of the first purchaser is required. Print legibly.
Signature of Seller(s):
,
(first seller’s signature)
(second seller’s signature,
)
if applicable
Notarization of Sellers’s Signature (required):
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
day of
in the year
Witness my hand and official seal.
Notary Public
My Commission expires
(Official Seal)
(month)
(year)
Office Location: NCSU Centennial Campus, WRC Headquarters, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC
Website: www.ncwildlife.org
Telephone: 800-628-3773
Revised 10/2013
BILL OF SALE FOR A VESSEL
Instructions: For your convenience, this form has been created for use when selling a non-titled vessel.
Vessel owners are not required to use this form, but are encouraged to provide at least the information
below when selling their vessel. For questions regarding selling a vessel, call 800-628-3773.
Vessel Registration Number
-
-
Manufacturer
Model
Year
NC Title Number
(if applicable)
Hull Identification Number ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
I (We)
,
(print name of first seller)
(print name of second seller,
)
if applicable
do hereby
on this date
, for the sum of $
sell this vessel to
,
(print name of first purchaser,
*)
(print name of second purchaser,
)
required
if applicable
*Full name of the first purchaser is required. Print legibly.
Signature of Seller(s):
,
(first seller’s signature)
(second seller’s signature,
)
if applicable
Notarization of Sellers’s Signature (required):
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
day of
in the year
Witness my hand and official seal.
Notary Public
My Commission expires
(Official Seal)
(month)
(year)
Office Location: NCSU Centennial Campus, WRC Headquarters, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC
Website: www.ncwildlife.org
Telephone: 800-628-3773