I've been toying with the idea of buying either a raft or a drift boat for floating the local tailwaters. The big problem I'm having is the lack of opportunities to "kick the tires" on what would be a pretty expensive purchase. It would be great to actually see a few rafts and boats from several manufacturers in person; even better to actually row a few boats before making a purchase. If I buy a new car, I'm going to visit several dealers and test drive a few different makes/models before making such a big purchase. Hard to imagine laying out $5-$10k for a new raft or drift boat without doing the same.

Any place to see some new drift boats/rafts in one place the Southeast? Maybe one of the big fly fishing shows or boat shows?

Thanks in advance for any guidance.