May I suggest you look in the New Bern area? There are many sailors that call this home. Sailors spend their winters in the Bahamas and Carribean. By June 1st, we must be North of the St. Mary's river due to insurance issues.
Also, there are some sailboats for sale in this area...
If your looking for a sailboat, check sailboat trader.
When we decided to buy a part time live aboard, need room...full galley with oven and gimbel. 2 heads. Confortable aft bed.
We did our own upgrades. This way we could add what we wanted.
Good luck in your endeavors.