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Private boat sale (between individuals)

Your boat sale evidenced in writing for more security...more

  1. Answer the questionnaire
  2. Print your sale agreement
  3. Sign
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Balance of sale price in favour of the Seller $7
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  • Unlike buying a vessel from a dealership or a specialized salesperson, the Consumer Protection Act does not apply to a private boat sale between individuals.
  • Why sell or buy a used boat through a verbal agreement only?
  • Why not close the sale of a boat by a written agreement and by taking the time to do the necessary basic checks?
  • This website offers a boat sale agreement between individuals that includes several clauses which allow you to conclude your sale with peace of mind:
    • A description of the vessel;
    • A statement that the boat is free of any lien, claim, movable hypothec or marine mortgage, etc.;
    • The transfer of warranty, if any;
    • The seller is actually the rightful owner of the boat.
  • If you wish, we can check for you if the boat you wish to purchase is free of any right or claim in the RDPRM. However, if the boat is subject to a registration certificate, it would also be necessary to check the Canadian Register of Vessels to ensure that no marine mortgage affects the boat.
  • You may find a host of information on various legal matters on  .


Summary of clauses available for the preparation of your boat sale agreement.

  • Identification of the Parties
  • Interpretation clauses
  • Sale
  • Warranty
  • Consideration
    • Sale price
    • Breakdown of the sale price (If applicable)
    • balance of sale price (optional)
  • insurance (If applicable)
  • title
  • Seller's Declarations
  • Declarations and obligations of the purchaser
  • Transfer of ownership and possession
  • Statement concerning the preliminary contract
  • Election of domicile
  • Additional clause (The parties may insert custom clauses)
  • Closing formalities

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