The boat manufacturing and dealer community maintains a comprehensive web site for those thinking about buying a boat under the banner Discover Boating (create link to discoverboating.com). There you will find topics including Choosing a Boat, Types of Boats, Boat Buying, Boating Access, Learning to Boat, Trailering, and much more. There are also listings of boating events across the country where interested parties can go to "try it out," find the experts, or simply spend an afternoon near or on the water.
If fishing is your primary interest in being on water, visit Take Me Fishing (create link to takemefishing.org) designed to include all the information beginning anglers and boaters need to find out how and where to boat and fish. Visitors can learn basics such as: where to obtain a fishing license; how to select the appropriate baits and lures; how to tie a fishing knot; tips on casting; how to identify the catch; how to register a boat; and a guide to boat buying.
Get more information about buying your dream boat here: Discoverboating.com