I had a look at the pictures on ebay and I think it all comes down to a question of risk verses reward.
The boat could be a cruising boat, the price is interesting, and it does not look too bad in the pictures.
1. Do you want a boat this big. It could be a real handful to sail, and there might be some serious maintainance issues.The docking
and slipping charges will be high.
2. Can you afford to risk losing your money
Assuming the answer to these questions is yes then you need to find someone in St. Maarten to talk to.
If you telephone some of the brokers and repair yards in St. Maarten I'm sure you will find a few people who will give you the scuttlebut on this boat. You could probably track down the local surveyor
and have a chat to him. I'd recon its a small town, they should know the boat and a lot of them would love to have a long conversation if you get your time right.
If they don't know the boat then think long and hard about what you are doing.
Then you really have to decide how risky the boat would be to buy, and if you can afford the risk look at it yourself, engage a surveyor, do title searches etc etc etc..
For myself I would only buy a boat that big if I was ready to use it now and I had enough money in reserve to make any necessary repairs
, and to keep me cruising for a few years.