Originally Posted by SVTatia
All good advice above.
One other important item to keep in mind before incurring any expense is the boat documentation
status in the country it is in.
If the boat is registered/documented in a country other than where it is currently, you will need proof of ownership
before anything, then get to know how legal
is the boat in the country and what would be required to sailed it away. Even if it s documented in the country, if it is a remote
one, you will need to know if taxes
were paid, how to "undocument" it and how to register in another country or your country of residency.
EXCELLENT Point not to be taken lightly even in what might be considered "civilized" countries.
Another not so minor detail = Contractual Language.
USA usually defaults in favor of the Buyer (consumer) BUT many other countries do not......they are either neutral or unfavorable.
For example - Contingencies (mentioned) are often the default in USA but missing (You MUST insert / add) in other countries.
In the midst of the of chasing a boat i.e.;making sure of all the condition issues, these details = Ownership
(exchange, protection, refund?, expenses) can get lost
in the shuffle.