Hi all -
This is my first post in Cruiser's Forum, although I have benefitted from many of your posts over the years. Well, I am finally ready to buy a boat and go cruising with my family
. I've found a boat that seems like the right boat in Panama
. It's flagged in El Salvadore and is for sale
by owner. He reports no liens on the boat.
I want to make sure everything is done in a way that protects me, but I'm not sure what to do beyond hiring a marine surveyor
. Also, he has sent me a contract
he wrote. Is that even legally binding? I just don't know how to do this.
Also, if anyone has a marine surveyor
they can recommend, please let me know.
Thanks in advance for all the help,