Darren Finkelstein

'The Boat-Guy'

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 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

 And Darren's next book is...

Honey, let's go BOATING! 

Bucket list of boating destinations (Victorian edition)

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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 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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    Darren is regularly featured in the media, sharing his own unique form of advice and wisdom on a host of topics.

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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 he has long-term speaking contracts with: Mirvac, Marina YE and Wyndham Harbour to engage their residential communities in boat ownership. As well as Entrevo, to help entrepreneurs and leaders 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

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    Apr 24, 2014

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  • I think we need a BIGGER boat?

    Apr 15, 2014

    That little kid is right..... "I think we need a bigger boat" I present to you, the fully street legal Ford F650.   ...

  • Bay commuter ferry on way next summer

    Apr 14, 2014

    Melbourne's first commuter ferry could be running by next summer, developers working with the state government say.The service between Werribee South and Docklands will transport hundreds of wes...

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