Some good pieces of advice from the California yacht broker association (http://www.cyba.info): Private party sale concerns to consider: • Do you have a contract outlining the transaction details? • Will a deposit be held in a legitimate escrow account? • What sort of evaluation process ensures you are buying a safe and sound boat? •…

You will find plenty of better blogs on this topic by more experienced sailors and better bloggers incl. for instance Cap’n Fatty Goodlander (I am a fan as you can tell…). But here are my 2 cents based on the only boat we bought so far. If you want to go cruising on a sailboat in…