I’ve been intetested in purchasing
for some time now and have done alot of research
on which ones I want and will best fit my needs.
I thought i finally found the perfect boat
not too far away from me in CA. The boat is really clean and looks well taken care of (pictures and walk around) and is the very model I wanted.
The seller agreed to my offer ~25k for 33’ motor
yacht and contingencies except he is unwilling to allow a hual out. I offered to hire an insured captain
if the listing broker
was inable to take it to place to haul it out but seller says he wants to be the only one driving the boat but he doesnt want to take 8 hours of his day to do it - although he has offered to do a sea trial with me.
I asked when was last time a hual out survey
was done on the boat and listing broker
said that when seller originally purchased the boat a few years ago he did inspection
himself underwater (as a diver) but didnt haul it out. So I offered to hire a diver but havent heard back.
I have a feeling i shouldnt just walk away from this boat I should run but its the exact boat im looking for and looks really clean and well taken care of.
Question to forum members: why would someone refuse a hual out? Is this a common thing that happens during sale
procesd? Is it likely there is damage underneath and he doesnt want a hual out because if its found and i walk away from sale
he would have to disclose it to future parties - or is his excuse of not wanting to take the time to do a hual out on a 25k AS-IS boat legitimate?
Look forward to feedback.
Pete in Los Angeles