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How To Find Buyer's Broker in Florida

Hey there, as posted in my intro, I'm trying to acquire a first sailboat. From talking to a bunch of people and reading books, I've been told it's a good idea to find a broker to help me out in the search process. I've also been warned that there's a lot of not-so-reputable brokers, and to be careful who I deal with. So I guess the safe thing to do is to ask strangers on the internet for help!

How does one go about finding a good buyer's broker? Specifically, I'm starting my search in Florida, willing to expand to most of the East-Coast.

For background, I'm looking to get something:
- to live aboard, do coastal cruising and do some island hoping with (not thinking of doing ocean crossing)
- will keep for maybe a year or two before upgrading (or maybe ditching the whole idea due to tears, disillusionment or bankruptcy)
- production boats like Catalina/Beneteau/Hunter/...
- up to 40k$
- 30 to 40ft
- ready to cruise
- easy to single hand sail
- sloop
- centerline berth would be cool!
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