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Lightweight performance boats seem to often have this issue. A Northshore38 belonging to friends used to dimple up around the keel when it was on the hard stand in a most alarming way.
The simple answer to the question is that you should not buy the boat until it has been for a sea-trial with you, get it off the trailer and into the water. Check to see if the dimples pop out cleanly. Know that any hull that gets flexed around hardpoints like that will develop weakness at that point. It may be so slight a weakness that it is completly insignificant, or it may be something that requires thought and attention. Hard to say without being there and knowing details of the boat''s construction. If it is a cored hull, then it WILL be an area for increased risk of delamination.
Float the boat, see if you like it enough to get a survey done, then buy or don''t buy. If you want to just make a desicion on a whim then you will never really get use of the boat anyway, as another whim will come along shortly and the boat will spend two years on its trailer in your yard instead.