Your not on your own.
Not sure where you are but I found and bought a 40 ft steel
yacht I am in the process of rebuilding.
It was listed on ebay of all places and at the time I was looking for some parts
for an old Hartley cruiser I was doing up when I came across it.
Paid a very cheap
$152.50 for it and before you ask the question no it wasn't on the bottom it was floating.
It was a gamble.Getting it out of the water
with a crane was not for the faint hearted I can tell you as I was half expecting it to collapse in on itself.
It is now sitting up proud on a hardstand
. I have stripped it to a shell and I am just about to start rebuilding it.
My advice for what it is worth for the finding part is simple- look everywhere
as you will never know when something will present it self.
The rebuilding side of it- Look for good local advice and within the forum here when you find it-but before you buy it.
There is a wealth of experience at your disposal for the asking.