Buying a Motor Boat

You will need to:

  • Complete a ‘Change of Ownership’ form
    • Must be signed by all seller(s) and buyer(s)
    • Form can be found on the reverse side of the current Certificate of Registration; or
    • Print a blank Change of Ownership; or
    • Forms are available at Service Tasmania
  • Lodge at any Service Tasmania within 7 days together with:
    • Current Tasmanian Driving Licence showing current address or Evidence of Identity for all buyers
    • Current Change of Ownership Fee

Failure to notify MAST within seven (7) days may result in a fine of 1 penalty unit.

Selling a Motor Boat

When you sell a Motor Boat, you are required to notify MAST within 7 days from the date of sale.  You will need to:

  • Complete a Notice of Disposal
    • Online (link below) or
    • Detach from reverse side of current Certificate of Registration; or
    • Print a blank Notice of Disposal of vessel
    • Provide name, address, date of birth and contact details of new owner(s)
    • Must be signed by current registered owner(s) – all owners to sign
  • Lodge at any Service Tasmania or post to: GPO Box 607 HOBART 7001

Lodging a Notice of Disposal Online

Vessels registered to multiple owners, or registered to a company or trust etc, cannot be lodged online.  Please use the paper form and follow the process as listed above.

A notice of disposal can be lodged online if:

  • The vessel is currently registered in one name only
  • You have the following details of the buyer:
    • Full Name
    • Address
    • Date of Birth
    • Mobile Phone number
  • If a vessel is sold to multiple persons, enter details of only one new owner

You will require a mobile phone – to complete the online form you will be sent a verification code.  A valid email address is also required to send you notification of successful lodgement.

Please note:  The online disposal notice does not negate the requirement for you to sign the Change of Ownership form which is given to the buyer(s) at the time of sale.

Failure to notify MAST within seven (7) days may result in a fine of 1 penalty unit.