Originally Posted by DesTheRed
Does it not work like a car showroom then, I had envisioned walking around looking at several yachts to get a good feeling of the build quality, space available etc.
No, I don't think it works like that at all.
I have not bought a new boat, so I'm not certain about how that works.
With used boats you have to travel around. Even the biggest brokers usually only have a few boats at their own marina. Mostly, depending on what you are looking for, you travel around here and there to see the boats that interest you. The current
owner will have the boat in their own marina, or at a dock
behind their house, maybe, or something like that.
The nearest thing to a car showroom is when the big boat shows come to town. Then the manufacturers will have several different models all lined up, and you can go through them. St Petersburg has a boat show
with a lot of sailboats that is in December every year (which, of course, doesn't help you).