Thanks for all the responses. I has I said in my OP I also found it disturbing that I had to pay THEM. However, They do fly you to Florida for training and put you up in a hotel for several days. They do have a website (can't post the link because I do not have enough posts here) with many boats listed. I'm a very skeptical person and try to find out as much as I can about them. Checked Rip Off report and Scam websites and nothing comes up which does not mean they are legit.
They have sent me an email with other info which I will read an see what that has to say. If I have to send the check to a Nigerian Prince, I'm out lol.