Might I be so bold as to suggest you take yourself to a marina or boatyard and visit with a variety of boat
owners? Also read books
, magazines and websites.
If you're passionate about this life know that independence is often a trait of successful boaters. A bit of initiative and self education would allow you to hone your questions.
Unless you have a prepared set of queries now? If that is the case ask away.
Is this for a school
paper? Were that the case call your local Coast Guard auxiliary or Power Squadron. Make an appointment there and you'll get your information in person.
Good luck Marnix