Crazyhorse77 - You are right that you are looking at a very different market segment, the BVI is more of a 'plastic' place. But it does attract quite a few potential buyers of all types of boats.
You might have issues with a U.K. registered boat in the USA. First of all, you'd need to sail there - and the US Visa Waiver programme does not apply to anyone sailing on a private vessel so you'd need to get a B1 visa, which is normally done in your country of residence and takes a couple of weeks.
I often see comments on yachts for sale on Yachtworld to the effect of "not for sale to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters..." and that might apply to you in Florida. My last boat was de-flagged upon sale (in the BVI) and re-flagged in the USA and that was no problem at all.
I've used BVI Yacht Sales in the past with some success, and giving them a call or dropping them an e-mail won't cost anything and they can give a realistic estimate of what the sale price
and concommitant selling timeframe might be.
Another location of interest to europeans is St. Martin/Sint Maarten, I see a lot of more traditional boats for sale there and access via direct flight is easier via Paris or Amsterdam
than getting to the BVI without transiting the USA.
Dhillen - what I'd heard is that a large portion of the boats for sale in Florida are not really for sale, they are listed at high prices and if someone offers that price the owners will sell. There are less 'dock queens' in the BVI due to logistics.
p.s. I leave tomorrow to pick up the new boat and will start posting
diary/blog entries again. I'm quite excited to get to see the new "Zanshin" on Monday!