The buyer appears to be Alex Dorsey. He's the fellow on projectbluesphere.com
He needs to change the site to "How to not ever manage to circumnavigate." He's been at it six years and well, he's starting over. Supposed to go see the boat this week. The engine turns easily by hand, dead batteries. Go figure.
I agree. In a boat like what's described, I'd rather hold out for a better example, or snag something a bit smaller like the saweet! 35' Allied Seabreeze that went for $14,900 on eBay last week.