Re: Seller agreed to offer, but set a clause,"no discounts after survey"
I'll have to "agree to disagree" with that statement, delite, as every boat I've sold, and there's only been 5 of them, but the "asking price" WAS the "selling price". I take into consideration what the boat needed vs. market value of a boat that didn't need that and priced accordingly. It was interesting in each instance to watch the responses of the folks that purchased or even just looked at the boats as this isn't the "norm" I guess. As a matter of fact, I can pinpoint 3 different people that were rather upset when someone else purchased "their boat" because they each had a hard time digesting what I was saying. It's simple; I've spent enough time on boats of all types to know what needs to be done and what doesn't. I never "over priced" any of those boats, and more than likely was under market value on the majority.
To the OP, glad it "worked out" for you, but I'm not sure what's changed, outside of the fact that words were removed from a piece of paper? I think you're still going to be out the cost of a survey, et al, if this deal doesn't go through, but I guess if you're more comfortable then that's all that matters. I think the biggest issue with this particular seller is there are a LOT of people out in the market just trying to "steal" because of it being such a "buyer's market" and truth be told, it gets rather annoying weeding through all those folks. I wouldn't let it be a reflection on you, but I bet it's safe to say that if the surveyor comes back and says "the brightwork isn't fresh enough" and you try to get a $500 discount you'll more than likely be told to "pound sand", lol.
Good luck, keep us posted, and the MOST important thing is to make sure you take and share plenty of pictures if and when you buy her.