Hi. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong category.
a relatively cheap
yacht sight unseen. It will be delivered from one end of Australia
to the other. I'm not worried about the condition of it I am however insanely paranoid that because it's the internet
they are going to take my money
and give me no boat
So far I am talking with the owner and her broker who is from "yatchstay" apparently. When checking the company website they are a charter
company it seems. Theye sent me the owners photo
ID which checks out when searched Australian registration
papers that check out when searched. And an American insurance
policy from tri state insurance
which I will be checking out in a few hours when they open. They have also sent me a bill of sale
to be signed with a 10% deposit and the rest paid via bank transfer within 7 days This concerns me as I have no recourse if they don't deliver the boat
which is not due for delivery
until march. Ive also received extra photos some screenshots some actual taken photos.
They quoted me only $2700 for transport of a boat over 40 foot. When I called the company they are planning on using(well known) the guy on the other end confirmed that someone did make a request for a quote on that boat earlier and that it would absolutely cost more than 2700. The owner then said she would foot the difference.
I'm not sure if I am being overly paranoid or if this is not normal. The people I've asked so far think I'm being paranoid l so I'd really like some extra opinions.
Again this is just about the likelihood of me not receiving a boat at all not the seaworthiness/quality of said boat.
Also anything else you would do to give yourself peace of mind in this situation is very welcome advice