My advice, which is worth the price you paid for it.
Right now, there are really nice boats that you can buy for the cost of the engines and outdrives.
If you find the boat you really want, negotiate the best deal you can. If you find something that will work for you, make an offer that you are comfortable with taking or walking.
In the long run, a few grand, one way or the other, means nothing in the long term ownership cost of a boat.
It is a buyer's market.