"Boat Bill of Sale" - Delaware

What Is a Delaware Boat Bill of Sale?

The Delaware Boat Bill of Sale is a document filled out during watercraft transfer. It is equally important for both the seller and the buyer. Its main purpose is to serve as proof of payment and boat transfer. The new owner must submit this document to the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife to obtain a registration card.

Alternate Names:

  • Vessel Bill of Sale;
  • Watercraft Bill of Sale.

Though it is a required document, the state does not provide any government-issued Delaware bill of sale forms. Any filled-in template will be considered legal as long as it meets the state requirements. The Delaware-specific form is available for download below. You can also create your own sales slip using our customizable online template.

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How to Sell a Boat in Delaware?

When completing the document, do not forget to include the following information:

  1. The name, physical address, and driver's license number (or any other ID number) of the seller;
  2. The same set of information about the buyer;
  3. The detailed description of the boat. The section should include the hull identification number, make, model, color, year of the boat, and the odometer readings in hours. Include the previous registration number and title number if applicable;
  4. If the boat is sold with an outboard motor or a trailer, indicate it in the bill of sale and add the sections containing the appropriate description of them;
  5. The details of your deal. Enter the date of sale, the sale price, and other information and conditions specific to your transaction;
  6. The signatures of both the buyer and the seller.

The sections can be arranged any way you like.

If you sell a boat in Delaware, you must notify the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife within 15 days after your vessel was sold. If you sell a used boat, you must provide the buyer with two main documents:

  • Photocopy of your most recent Certificate of Documentation;
  • Notarized bill of sale containing the detailed description of the transferred boat.

If you sell a new boat, give the manufacturer's original certificate of origin. Remember that all documents you provide must contain the boat hull identification number.

The buyer will need these documents to apply for the vessel registration card required for all motorboats used in Delaware waters. A notarized form will not be required only if you and the buyer appear for boat registration in person and with picture IDs.

Does a Boat Bill of Sale Have to Be Notarized in Delaware?

To be valid in Delaware, a Boat Bill of Sale must be signed in front of a notary public who will certify your bill of sale.


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Delaware Boat Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Delaware ​ b etween the following parties:
________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Buyer") with a
mailing address of ______________________________________________________,
and ________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Seller")
with a mailing address of _________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.
Purchase Price
The Buyer agrees to pay $___________________, which include Municipal, County,
and State taxes, to the Seller in exchange for the possession and ownership of the
following described boat:
Boat make: ​ _ __________________________________________________________
Year: ​ _ _______________________________________________________________
Hull Identification Number (HIN): ​ _ ______________________________________
Length: ​ _ _____________________________________________________________
Boat type: ​ _ ___________________________________________________________
Odometer reading: ​ _ ___________________________________________________
Registration status: ​ _ ___________________________________________________
Boat registration number: ​ _ _____________________________________________
State of registration: ​ _ __________________________________________________
Trailer make (if included): ​ _ _____________________________________________
Year: ​ _ _______________________________________________________________
Trailer VIN: ​ _ _________________________________________________________
License plate number: ​ _ ________________________________________________
Delaware Boat Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Delaware ​ b etween the following parties:
________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Buyer") with a
mailing address of ______________________________________________________,
and ________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Seller")
with a mailing address of _________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.
Purchase Price
The Buyer agrees to pay $___________________, which include Municipal, County,
and State taxes, to the Seller in exchange for the possession and ownership of the
following described boat:
Boat make: ​ _ __________________________________________________________
Year: ​ _ _______________________________________________________________
Hull Identification Number (HIN): ​ _ ______________________________________
Length: ​ _ _____________________________________________________________
Boat type: ​ _ ___________________________________________________________
Odometer reading: ​ _ ___________________________________________________
Registration status: ​ _ ___________________________________________________
Boat registration number: ​ _ _____________________________________________
State of registration: ​ _ __________________________________________________
Trailer make (if included): ​ _ _____________________________________________
Year: ​ _ _______________________________________________________________
Trailer VIN: ​ _ _________________________________________________________
License plate number: ​ _ ________________________________________________
Description of the motor (if included): ​ _ _________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Additional Terms and Conditions
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
The Buyer and Seller acknowledge that the boat is being sold without any
representations ("as-is") and that after the sale the Seller shall not have any liabilities
other than the ones detailed in this Bill of Sale.
This Bill of Sale was signed in front of a Notary Public.
Buyer's Signature​ ______________________________
Buyer's Name __________________________________
Seller's Signature ​ _ _____________________________
Seller's Name __________________________________
First Witness Signature​ _________________________
First Witness Printed Name _______________________
Second Witness Signature​ _______________________
Second Witness Printed Name _____________________
Certificate of Acknowledgement
State of ​ D elaware
County of ___________________
On the ___ day of _____________, _____, before me, ________________________,
personally appeared, _______________________________, who proved to me on the
basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to
the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in
his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the
instrument the person(s) or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted,
executed the instrument.
WITNESS my hand and official seal.
___________________
Signature of Notary Public
___________________
Printed name of Notary Public
My Commission expires: ___________________
(seal)
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