I realize this is an old post, did you get the boat. I’m an American but lived in Caracas for a couple of years. Personally I wouldn’t feel comfortable going there with my family
in the present conditions. I lived there during the Chavez takeover and worked in the most dangerous barios in Venezuela, but at that time people weren’t as desperate. The conditions there have degraded so that people will do most anything to survive. The airport
is one of the best known locations to be kidnapped by fake taxis... almost got me had I not been trained ahead of time.
In addition, the paperwork process, should this be a legit boat for sale
, could be quite complicated. One of my children
was bore to us while we were there and when it came time to bug out, the paperwork to legally get her out of the country was horrific.
I was there as a baptist missionary. Presently there are none left but I did leave behind a few friends that are very trustworthy but again, I wouldn’t go there myself.
I have one friend Gustavo, who owns an HVAC
business in Caracas. If I were buying a boat
in Venezuela, he would be my contact. He lives in an upsscale neighborhood as opposed to the barrios, and certainly business savvy.
Having said all that, I think I would just keep looking unless this boat is to die for... no pun intended