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We had a good broker. Didn't hardly know squat about sailboats, but we didn't need her for her sailboat knowledge, anyway. She did for our sailboat-buying what a real estate agent mostly does for a home or property sale: She got buyer and seller together and shepherded us through the process. She was good about returning calls, patient in explaining how things would go, amenable to giving us a bit longer than normal window in which to get the survey done, was timely in getting paperwork to us, etc.
Had a good surveyor, too.
Come to think of it: We had a good seller, too.
So, all-in-all, our first boat buying experience went well.
Sorry to hear you're getting the run-around, midlifesailor. Just know that not all brokers are jerks.