Boat Too Cheap to get a Buyer's Broker?
Why do you need a broker for a $3k boat? If you are looking for reassurance that it's not a dog, a surveyor is what you're looking for. Even an insurance survey (vs purchase survey) is better than nothing.
Heck, people buy much more expensive cars without any reassurance. And a car is far more dangerous than a sailboat.
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