You may want to try researching the YouTube channel Sailing Yatch Ruby Rose. They are to lovely people living on their boat. I believe they are currently in South Carolina. She is an Assuie, and he is from London. They have done the opposite, purchased their vessel in the UK, and have traveled here. Here, meaning a stop on thier crusing adventure. I am sure they would be delighted to hear from you, and be happy to answer any questions you may have. Oh, and they would be happy to take you up on a free beer offer!
One of my favorite Youtube channels. I love these two.