"Boat Bill of Sale" - Kentucky

What Is a Kentucky Boat Bill of Sale?

A Kentucky Boat Bill of Sale is a document you complete during the sale or purchase of any type of watercraft in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is used to record the fact of a boat transfer from one party, usually referred to as the seller or transferor, to another, known as the buyer or transferee. The document contains important details of the specific deal, like the names of both parties, a description of the sold boat, sales price, and date of transfer. The Bill of Sale is an optional document, but both sellers and buyers often prefer to complete it in order to have a purchase receipt and material evidence of the deal.

Alternate Name:

  • Kentucky Watercraft Bill of Sale.

Kentucky does not have any state-issued form you can use to document the sale of your watercraft. Fill out any basic template with information regarding your deal, and it will be considered as a legally binding agreement. You can download the Kentucky Boat Bill of Sale form through the link below or create a personalized form with our form builder.

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How to Sell a Boat in Kentucky?

Selling a boat in Kentucky is a simple process that does not require a lot of paperwork. The first thing you as a seller have to take care of is to make sure that the watercraft you are selling is free from any liens. The two main documents you must complete to finish the transfer process are the Boat Title and Form TC 96-184, Motor Boat Transaction Record/Application for Registration and/or Title.

The buyer takes a picture ID, the assigned title, Form TC 96-184 and applies for boat registration at a County Clerk's Office. If the Boat Bill of Sale is used for registration, the new owner must provide a picture or a pencil tracing of the hull number as well.

A properly completed Kentucky Watercraft Bill of Sale should contain the following information:

  1. Information that allows identifying both parties of the transfer: the full names, physical addressed, and ID numbers;
  2. Full description of the vessel you are selling: the make, length, color, year, hull number, registration ID number, odometer reading in hours, title number, and other important details;
  3. Information about the trailer and outboard motor. If any of them is included in the present transfer, add one more section containing their description;
  4. Purchase price. Usually, the price you agreed upon should be indicated both in words and in digits. If you are giving your watercraft as a gift, specify it;
  5. Date of the transfer;
  6. Additional information. If you and the buyer agreed upon any special conditions, describe them on the document;
  7. Signatures of both parties involved;
  8. Names and signatures of two witnesses;

You should prepare the document in two original copies. One remains with you, and the other one goes to the buyer.

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

Yes, in order to be accepted by a local County Clerk's Office, this document must be signed in the presence of a notary public and certified properly. If you sell your boat to an out-of-state resident, notify your county clerk about it, and specify the name and the state of the new boat owner.


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Kentucky Boat Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Kentucky ​ 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: ​ _ ________________________________________________
Kentucky Boat Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Kentucky ​ 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 ​ K entucky
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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