I would not do it unless there was a US rep to handle things as many of the other offshore sail-makers have a good US rep to ensure your happy
I am from Canada, but your point is well taken. I have been in communication with the Canadian rep. He has sent me forms requesting detailed measurements of the boat/rigging as well as a detailed form to fill out the options I am looking for in my purchase. For what it is worth, I recall speaking to him last January and having a favorable impression of him.
With that said If I decide to go this route I will first have a conversation with him to get a handle on what kind if service I can expect from him as it relates to my purchase.