Originally Posted by jameswilson29
You should also ask the seller for his or her survey if the boat was purchased relatively recently.
Agree with everything except the survey part. If I paid $300+ for a survey, I'm not handing it over. I'm not sure it is usual for a survey to be provided by the seller. Generally, if you want a survey done on the boat you pay for one yourself.
Besides, you'll want a survey done as close as possible to the date on which you purchase the boat. Things may have changed since the last survey was done.