Updated 24.06.2024

Contract for sale of a boat for Switzerland

A contract for the sale of a vessel, new or used, for private or professional purposes.

Use this contract: 

  • To sell a boat of any kind, new or used.
  • Whether the buyer collects the vessel or has it delivered to him.
  • Whether or not you take on the tasks of import, registration or technical inspection.
  • When the price is paid in cash or by bank transfer, before or after the sale.




This contract is governed by Swiss law and complies with the Civil Code and the Code of Obligations

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Safeguard your seller’s rights with the following terms: 

  • Indication and acceptance of notified defects and relevant technical documentation. 
  • Obligation of the purchaser to give preference to repair, replacement or price reduction before cancelling the purchase due to defects. 
  • Stipulation of approximate and flexible deadlines with obligation to tolerate slight delay. 
  • Requiring payment in advance, in full or in part. 
  • Specification of charges, taxes, and customs duties to be invoiced in addition to the price. 

As a buyer, you can benefit from the following opportunities: 

  • Obligation for the seller to carry out a technical inspection of the used boat. 
  • Transport insurance and additional repair guarantee required. 
  • Possibility of an instalment plan with or without advance payment. 
  • Allocation of time to cancel the order before the scheduled date. 
  • Capping of charges, taxes, and customs duties payable. 
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