Re: Is a marine survey really worth it for an inexpensive boat?
Yes, without a doubt.
We had 3 surveys done on 3 different boats, we passed on two of them because of the survey results. It was not only educational for me, it saved us a lot of money and from buying two boats that looked ok on the surface, but should have been sent to the scrap heap.
All 3 were in your price range (roughly)