Re: Wow.. I need some advise here...
What a mess.... I think to be safe I'd get the (alleged) owner/seller to arrange the clearance of title and knock that off the purchase price. I'd hate to be cruising and have to cringe and hold your breath every time a customs officer checks documents..
This would mean waiting a while, no doubt. Too bad about your investment, I understand the survey, but repairs already?? and 'accommodation'? what was that - moorage/storage, I presume.. odd to undertake those costs/responsibilities before closing...
Quite fortunate to have found this out first, rather than later!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. 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)