Nebraska Boat (Vessel) Bill of Sale Form


The Nebraska boat bill of sale form stipulates a solidified written arrangement between two or more individuals detailing the reassignment of a boat in exchange for an agreed-upon amount of financial compensation. The document presents the related information concerning the sale, purchaser, seller, and vessel involved with the transfer. The form offers all necessary information required to establish ownership on a tax, registration, and insurance basis.

How to Register a Boat

To legally make use of a vessel propelled by a motor or sail upon a waterway located in the state of Nebraska, it must be actively registered with the state, displaying all required decals in prominent view. Those watercraft deemed exempt from this provision include:

  • State or Federally owned boats.
  • Out-of-state boats with current registration from another state or country that are to be utilized for no more than a total of 60 consecutive days in Nebraska.
  • Authorized race boats for accredited competitions.

Nebraska mandates that any vessel assembled after the date of November 1, 1972, is obligated to have a valid hull identification number and an official certificate of title. In the case that your boat does not have a designated hull identification number, you will be compelled to obtain one at your local Nebraska DMV office along with the following:

To properly register a boat, it must first have a legitimate title. In the case that your boat has not yet been granted a title, you will need to visit your local county treasurer’s office with the following:

The process involved in registering a watercraft will require you to attend your nearest Nebraska DMV location or county treasurer’s office with the following paperwork in hand:

Registration of a vessel expires after three years at the end of the calendar year on December 31.

 How to Complete the Form

Step 1 – Firstly, download the Adobe PDF file and save it to a specified location on your computer.

Step 2 – Include the selling price of the boat in the first indicated space.

Step 3 – Buyer/Seller Information – Complete the information as follows regarding both the buyer and seller, respectively:

  • Name
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code

Step 4 – Description of Vessel – Submit all requested information about the vessel being transferred:

  • Make
  • Year
  • Hull ID Number
  • Registration Number
  • Title Number
  • Motor Model
  • Year (of Motor)
  • Odometer Reading (in hours)

Step 5 – Description of Trailer – Should there be a trailer associated with the sale, make sure to include the key facts in the next section as follows:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  • Serial Number

Step 6 – Answer as to whether or not there are any active claims or loans out on the boat at the date of sale and include all critical elements involved with the applicable claims.

Step 7 – Provide buyer and seller endorsements complete with the date of the transaction to finalize the document.

Step 8 – To certify the authenticity of the form, you can complete with signatures under the instruction of a notary or with the help of a witness or witnesses to verify proper execution of the agreement.