Darren Finkelstein

'The Boat Guy'

Considered an industry expert,
Darren has an active media presence. 
You will often hear him on radio, view his video blogs,
read his articles or watch him on the international stage at
boat shows, corporate and lifestyle events.


Honey, let's buy a BOAT!

Boat Ownership - Everything you wanted to know about buying (and selling) a recreational power boat but didn't know who to ask.




  • The only 'How to' book in Australia
  • Get answers, share with the family
  • Ideal for boat buyers and sellers
  • 360+ pages with colour photos
  • Expert tips from an industry insider
  • 30+ years of boating experience to share
  • Advice + Tips will SAVE you $'000s

- Boating industry 2014 award winner
- iTunes No 5 Top Charts


Honey, let's go BOATING! 

101 bucket list of boating destinations
(Victorian edition)



  • 101 Victorian boating destinations explained
  • 800 pages of history, background and photos
  • Coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, boat ramps 
  • Nearest fuel docks and marinas
  • Port Phillip, Melbourne CBD and Rivers
  • Western Port, Gippsland Lakes
  • Bellarine, Mornington Peninsula
  • West Coast & Wilsons Prom
  • Inland Waterways, Lakes and Rivers
  • Interviews with boaties who share experiences and secrets
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About Darren

Author / Speaker / WRITER - 'THE Boat Guy'

Darren Finkelstein is ‘The Boat Guy’. He buys, sells, services, repairs, fuels and maintains power boats. He offers advice to prospective boat owners around Australia as Dealer Principal and co-owner of St Kilda Boat Sales; an industry accredited dealer and broker with an enviable client base.

Darren himself is a passionate boat owner and keen fisherman. In fact, he felt so strongly about boating that he underwent the full `sea-change’, walked away from a high profile career at Apple and vowed to never return to a ‘real job’ within corporate Australia. He then went on a journey to make boating his profession. 

Considered as an industry expert, he has an active media presence. You will often hear him on radio, view his video blogs, read his articles or watch him on the international stage at boat shows, corporate and lifestyle events.

His energy for boating and zest for life is contagious, attracting many to discover the joys of boat ownership.

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Clients Include

Darren is a regular keynote and event speaker at boat shows, marine conferences and writes for many publications.

Considered as an industry expert, Darren has an active media presence. You will often hear him on radio, view his video blogs, read his articles or watch him on stage at boat shows, corporate and lifestyle events.

Currently Darren has long-term speaking contracts with both Mirvac and Marina YE,  Lyons Residential and Wyndham Harbour to engage residential communities through Darren's bespoke 'Boating Discovery Sessions', where education and the joys of Boat Ownership are aligned.

As well as strong relations with Entrevo, to help entrepreneurs and business leaders in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Singapore to stand out through their 40 week entrepreneurial program called 'Key Person Of Influence'.

  • Small Business
  • Edge
  • Hilary Boat
  • Key Person
  • Marinaye
  • Marine 13
  • Melbourne Show
  • Mirvac
  • BIA
  • Wyndham Harbour
  • Lyons Capital
  • CBS
  • The Weekend Australian
  • Gold Coast Magazine
  • CEO
  • Gold Coast Bulletin
  • Trader Boat
  • Club Marine Mag
  • The Retiree Magazine

Boat Ownership

St Kilda





It's all about connecting people....

  • Moving the kids off the computer and into the outdoors
  • Clearing the way for parents to not focus on work to teach the kids to waterski.
  • We want to empower the ladies so they too can enjoy quality time on the water with their family.
  • Getting the blokes together to catch that big one that last time got away..... and to talk to their mates 'about stuff' - and we know that is good for men's health.

Never before has there been a better time to get on the water, sharing quality time with family and friends. It's all about lifestyle, because you know that life is too short. 

For your 'complete and pleasurable boating experience' check out our current list of new and used boats listed for sale, then contact the crew at St Kilda Boat Sales today.

Boat Sales           (03) 9525-5500
Service Centre   (03) 9534-8213


Captain's Blog

  • Beach N' Bay Report: 26-27 July 2014

    Jul 24, 2014

    Don't us boaties just love foggy mornings? For the seasoned 'old-salts', who have seen these conditions many, many times each winter, know that when the morning fog burns away, a beautifu...

  • PredictWind's opens your navigation options

    Jul 23, 2014

    Whether you are racing, cruising or doing delivery, with PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier.  We give you a three...

  • Next bestseller from 'The Boat Guy'

    Jul 21, 2014

    The next boating Bible from dealer/broker and author, Darren Finkelstein is poised to release: 'Honey, let’s go BOATING!'  According to Darren, it was the logical next step after &#...

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