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Urban cops & firemen will often often buy a "beater", a car that is in lousy cosmetic condition but runs reliably, because they want something that can get them to work every day but looks like a POS so no one will steal it while it sits outside the station every day.
I don't think anyone loves a "beater", they buy it as a disposable tool and use it for what it is. Is that what your boat will be for?
If you don't love the boat, don't love the way it sails or houses you, and aren't going to be making a fortune from it as an investment...
Buying it because "We didn't want to look any further and this is all we could find" sounds like it could be something you'll just come to loathe, not enjoy. You're going to put a lot of time and energy and money into...what, something you'd rather not spend time on?
Why? Did a voice come out of the sky and say "KM, I want you to buy a boat this week, and you'd better do it now because next week we're going to start talking pairs and animals." ?
I'd wait, unless there's some other reason on the short list of "Why I must buy a boat real fast."