Catalina27 help with Survey
Typically it is the Buyer''s sole responsibility to pay all costs for the survey. This would typically include the cost to hire a surveyor, launch the boat for sea trial and engine testing, and rehaul the boat and returning it to storage if the owner of the boat so requires. You may be able to avoid launching by having the outboard taken to an outboard shop for testing. This means that you can inspect everything except sail shape and instrumentation. You might be able to escrow funds for the instruments pending launching. It is not that unusual to buy a boat that is far from your home. I have been involved in deals on boats that were as far away as North Carolina (6 hours away), Maine (which is 16 hours or a plane ride), and now I am considering a boat in South Africa. Buying boats at a long distance is obviously harder and more expensive than buying one in your own backyard but may be the best way to get what you want.