It happens, and has the possibility to be a great arrangement if it works, and helps reach a sale
, because, well, everybody wins, right? If the broker (or owner) is reluctant, perhaps that's a good red flag that there are issues with the boat.
One thing to consider is if your insurance
will accept the other survey or not. If they don't, they may still require you get yet another survey to get coverage (or financing). If that's important to you, you'd want to clarify the situation before making the assumption! I'm honestly not certain, but have heard this discussion and think it's a good point to be aware of.