When we lived in San Francisco
in the late '70's there was a "Pre-Owned" Boat
Show every year in Alameda, near the Barn Hill Marina across from Jack London Square. We weren't in the market for a replacement boat
but used to attend simply to see what inovations other's had come up with. From what I recall
, it seemed that quite a few boats were actually sold
at these events
"It is not so much for its beauty that the Sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."