What is a Boat Sale Document?

Boat Sale Document

Boating, for many, is a lifelong hobby. No matter what age you are, you can enjoy yourself by getting out on the lake and fishing, waterskiing, or just relaxing. Of course, as your life is sure to grow and evolve, so too will your boating needs. With that said, it is not uncommon to find yourself in a scenario where you need to upgrade or downsize your vessel. For instance, maybe your family is growing with new children or grandchildren and you want something bigger. Or, maybe you do not have as much free time on the weekends as you used to, and it is time to part with your vessel so that someone else can get some enjoyment out of it. Regardless, deciding to sell a boat can be tough, as it has likely become a part of the fabric of your family. The good news, though, is that you can get a fair price on Canada’s surging secondary marine marketplace. If you do complete the sale of your boat, you may also need to process a boat sale document. At the National Vessel Registry Center, we are a private service that can help you take care of this online.

Before you can bring your vessel to the marketplace, there are a few things that you will want to do first. To start, you will want to thoroughly clean your vessel both inside and out, removing any of your personal belongings. You should also check your engine and make sure that you are up-to-date on your boat’s maintenance needs. From there, you should take high-resolution photographs of your vessel’s interior and exterior features. These will be key to creating an engaging “for sale” listing in print and digital resources. You will also want to write a copy that highlights your boat’s main selling points. Once you have found a buyer and negotiated a fair price, you may also need to complete some paperwork with Transport Canada. That is where we can help. Read on to learn more.

Filling Out a Boat Sale Document

A boat bill of sale is sort of like a receipt for the transaction, and it is prudent to have it for the records of both the buyer and seller. Unlike the little piece of paper you get from buying, say, groceries, a boat bill of sale will typically be a bit more detailed. For a boat with a pleasure craft license (PCL), a bill of sale is not formally required, but the buyer will likely want a document that lays out the price and some details about the boat.

Registered vessels, when sold, will necessitate a Form 6 – Bill of Sale to be processed with Transport Canada. This document will prompt you for some information about the buyer, seller, the vessel itself, and the agreed-upon price.

Boat Sale Document
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If you need to fill out a bill of sale, we have got you covered. Simply select the option that is right for you on our easy-to-read navigation menu and follow our prompts. For additional information about our services, you can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.