I've been looking at boats, for a while. And I think I've found one I'd like to make an offer on.
So far I've:
* Met with the broker,
* Crawled through the boat
, looking at this and that, opening up lockers, lazarettes, bilge panels
* Talked to a marine surveyor
in the town where the boat
* Talked to the management of a boat yard/marina near me where I'd plan on keeping the boat,
* Did a bit of research
on what would be involved in trucking it from where it is to where I want it,
* Checked on insurance
The next step, I think, would be to make a formal offer, conditional on survey
Can anyone point me to suggested or recommended language?
There are websites full of boilerplate legal
documents for all sorts of things. Are there any for this?
If this were a $400,000 boat, I'd hire a lawyer.
If it were a $4,000 boat I'd hand him the cash and take my chances.
But it's a $40,000, which puts me somewhat in the middle. It's too much money
to just take a gamble, but not enough to justify significant transaction costs.