BoatU.S. Offers Boat Sale Forms Online


To ensure smooth boat sale transactions, BoatU.S. has made two forms available online: A Purchase Agreement and a Bill of Sale. Through these two forms boat buyers and sellers can clearly spell out terms for used boat sales.

“A Purchase Agreement is necessary if you intend to buy a boat, but require that certain things must be done before you will accept the boat, such as a satisfactory marine survey, specific repairs, and the ability to finance or insure the boat,” says BoatU.S. Consumer Protection director Charles Fort. “It also describes both parties’ obligations. Once a buyer accepts the boat, the bill of sale is used as proof of purchase.”

The two forms are offered at no cost by the BoatU.S. Consumer Affairs Department. To access these forms, visit