Example Of Texas Boat Bill Of Sale Form

The following is an example of a Texas boat bill of sale used to sell a powerboat or sailboat. It is provided here on this site for illustrative purposes only, as an example of what a seller may offer you or what you may offer the buyer of your boat. We make no representations that this is an enforceable legal document and do not warrant its use except as an example of one kind of Texas boat bill of sale.  For the most up to date information about what forms you need to fill out to sell or buy a boat in Texas, see the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s web page.  In addition to the bill of sale, TPWD’s forms, sellers should also fill out the TPWD form Vessel/Boat or Outboard Motor Ownership Transfer Notification form PWD-1340. This releases the seller of a boat or outboard motor from liability should the new buyer fail to register the boat in a timely manner. (For example, if you sell someone a boat in Texas and they never register it, and it is involved in an accident where property has been damaged or persons injured, you may be liable if the boat is technically still in your name.) In the lawsuit happy world we live in, you would be wise to fill out from PWD-1340. Speaking of “lawsuit happy”, this is why we state this example of a typical Texas boat bill of sale is for illustrative purposes only, not for use buying or selling a boat.

Example (Only) of one kind of hand written Texas boat bill of sale for a sailboat or powerboat.

BILL OF SALE OF BOAT / VESSEL
(Sold “As-Is” without Warranty)

Texas Bill of Sale of Boat / Vessel
(Sold “As-Is” without Warranty) STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF ________________

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT I, ________________________________________________ [seller's name], (“Seller”), of __________________________________________________ _________ [seller's address], County of ________________, Texas, in consideration of a Promissory Installment Note for $ __________________________________________________ _________ dollars ($_________________) and a down payment of $ __________________________________________________ _________ dollars ($_________________), receipt of payment acknowledged, do hereby sell and transfer to ________________________________________________ , (“Buyer”), of __________________________________________________ _________ [buyer's address], County of ________________, Texas, his/her successors and assigns, the following boat (“Boat”), which is located in the County of ________________, Texas:

[b]Make: Model: Year: Length: Registration, CF or Document #: Serial or Hull ID #: General Boat Type:

To have and to hold the same unto Buyer and Buyer’s executors, administrators, and assigns, forever.

DESCRIPTION OF ENGINE. The Seller represents that the Boat contains the following engine(s):
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
[In the lines above, include a description of the Boat's engine(s), such as the make, model, year, type, hours, and serial numbers.]

DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. The Seller represents that the Boat contains the following equipment:
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
[In the lines above, include a description of the Boat's equipment, such as any deck equipment, electronics, navigation equipment, safety equipment, sails and rigging.]

WARRANTY OF OWNERSHIP. The Seller warrants that the Seller is the true and lawful owner of the Boat, and that the Boat is free of any and all legal claims, encumbrances, and offsets by others. Further, the Seller warrants that the Seller will defend the Buyer against any and all lawful claims and demands whatsoever in relation to this bill of sale.

DISCLAIMER OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES. OTHER THAN THE SELLER’S WARRANTY OF OWNERSHIP STATED ABOVE, THE BUYER TAKES THE BOAT, ENGINE(S), AND EQUIPMENT “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THEIR CONDITION. THE BUYER HAS PERSONALLY INSPECTED THE BOAT, ENGINE(S), AND EQUIPMENT AND ACCEPTS THEM “AS-IS”.

ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE. The Seller and Buyer agree to the following additional terms in conjunction with this bill of sale:
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________________

Seller:

________________________
Signature

Printed Name: _______________________ Buyer:

________________________
Signature

Printed Name: _______________________

 

Disclaimer: This example of one kind of owner written boat bill of sale is given for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered a legal document used in the sale or transfer of a boat in Texas. If you would like an official boat bill of sale form for Texas or other states, try sites such as Legalzoom.com for attorney – written forms. Sailboat and powerboat bill of sale forms generally cost from $15 to $25.