Re: No Sea Trial
All this advice is great. A broker listing the boat is working for the seller. The surveyors you hire should be independent, contacted and hired independently, and they are working to protect you.
So it's buyer + surveyor vs. broker + seller.
At any time, as buyer, you can walk away. Clarify that when you open your wallet or checkbook for the deposits. But be prepared to shovel out $$$ for the deposit and surveyor and if the boat is lifted, which it should be. I never really heard of a surveyor going on the sea trial, but it's an added security-measure if he obliges.
1985 Catalina 30 Std Rig "A Cenoura"