Thanks everyone for saving me from the hole I almost fell into thru my naivety and gullibility. The lack of 'pedigree' gave me time to think while I followed up on some suspicions:
1. The surveyor confirmed the summary page and signature of his report was forged - I noticed this in a mis-spelling of the company name!
2. The seller has several different aliases on the various documents.
3. Your opinions and advice convinced me I'd be better off with a 'cruiser' for long term cruising and live-aboad.
Lesson learned: 'buyer beware'.
Thanks again!! J