By local broker I meant one in YOUR area now. He/She may have connections and access and perhaps info/scuttlebutt on others in the boat selling business down south.
You'll likely end up dealing with another broker later too, of course, unless you go the craigslist route like some have here.
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"