A big YES!
Our surveyors found no major deficiency to the boat, and we felt encouraged to go ahead with our purchase. We went back and forth a couple of times with Bob-the-broker, and Bill-the-owner, because we felt that Bill should resolve a few deficiencies before handing over the keys to the boat. He gracefully said yes. We asked to postpone the planned closing date, to allow for fund transfers, and that was okayed too.
So we signed the final Purchase Agreement today. Beach Magic will soon become… Magic. We will soon start the loooong list of things to do next. But first, a round of phone calls and emails to family and friends to spread the good news.