Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...
We have a Davidson 40 racer on our dock with a 20 HP outboard on the back... not ideal, but they really only need it to enter/leave the marina for the most part.
Not ideal..... but doable....
Jimgo, was the survey and out-of-water one? Were you present? Tough go but don't write everything off yet, including some kind of recompense from the "Surveyor".
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)