I side with Fastcat
, Paul, and Pelagic. Ask yourself the question, why WOULDN"T they want you on board? Also, why is the boat being 'finished' in the med? I will GUARANTEE you that its a helluva lot easier to get things fixxed at the factory than 4k miles away....Also, 10k euro is ridiculous for that trip. No reason for you to pay that much for a cruise
you should be on.
I would take Fastcat's advice. I would go to the builder's location, have them finish the boat there, live on it a bit, find the problems, get them corrected before you go anywhere, then sail around locally, find the other problems, go back and have them fixxed while still close. Get some experience on the boat, find your own professional crew, when you're ready take off when weather
is ideal. Have a great trip at your leisure, keep track of any problems, defects, etc. When you get to Turkey
, have the distributor get the problems fixxed by the same people he wants to use now.
Using Fast's advice, you end up in the same locale, you've just had a great trip, learned a ton about your new boat and how to handle it, gotten nearly all of the normal problems with a new boat sorted out, gotten some confidence in your own ability to handle the boat on the sea, are fully equipped and ...you're now ready to take command of your boat and go wherever the hell you want, when you want, and be secure in doing so.
PLUS!! you've most likely saved yourself some money
and made some very good seafaring friends.
Frankly, I can't see doing it any other way. If the distributor objects, I think I would simply look him in the face and ask.."WHY?"