Happy Customers


14 Thu 2016

Quality family time...
If you are going to buy a 'mid-life crisis toy' the best angle for a green light from 'the wife' is to explain that a Porsche fits 2 but a boat fits the family.... Caribbean 26 Open was my pick and there are heaps of them in Melbourne. Especially with custom fitted lounges which are ideal for your Bay. I spotted one at St Kilda Boat Sales the week before Christmas, Darren at SKBS was fantastic. We reached a deal on the understanding that he would get it trucked to my home in Sydney in time for Christmas...it all went well. 
A mid-life crisis was averted and I would definitely recommend him and St Kilda Boat Sales. 
      -  Patrick Delany, CEO Fox Sports Australia
Darren knows...
I’ve bought and sold several boats from Darren at St Kilda Boat Sales for many of years now and actively recommend him to many of my friends. He sure knows what he is doing. When it comes to power boats, Darren is my MAN. 
      - Andrew Fox (LINFOX) 
Outstanding job... 
This is a brief note of thanks for a great job you did in handling the purchase of the used boat recently. I found your support, advice and sale process to be exceptional and most professional indeed! The entire purchase process was a smooth and efficient one from beginning to end. Matthew was also a terrific help in providing me access to the marina over the weekends and showing me "the ropes" of the new boat. My thanks for your support and after sale contact to make certain all was running smoothly with the new boat - which it is! Again Darren - an outstanding job by St Kilda Boat Sales. 
      - Bob Richardson (Lawyer & Consultant)
Well done, great result...
Mate you are most welcome. You got me a good outcome and always treated me very well. It's a great result and I think the buyer is getting a ripping boat. I will really miss her as I loved that boat so much, but no good having her sit in the water unused whilst I'm living in the USA and i just dont know when we are returning to Melb.
      - Matt Rockman (Founder of Seek) 

Advice to buyers

12 Tue 2016

Buy with confidence!


Request a pre-purchase inspection and sea-trial when you make an offer on any used boat. 

As an 'Industry Accredited Dealer' we strongly reccommed that you make any offer "subject to a pre-purchase inspection and sea-trial"

Engage your own marine professional to inspect the used boat on your behalf. Go for your sea-trail with them and ask for a formal inspection report. We suggest you have the boat checked whilst she's underload in real-life conditions. Forget tank-testing in suburbia, get out into Port Phillip. 

Need an inspector? W
e can suggest a few names of marine professionals that other buyers have used. Remember, it's standard practice in the marine industry that all pre-purchase inspections are at the buyers expense.

For advice on 'how to purchase a used boat', read our bestselling award winning book;  Honey, let's buy a BOAT! Boat Ownership - Everything you wanted to know about buying (and selling) a power boat but didn't know who to ask.

It's 360 pages full of advice, tips and answers to your questions, written for the Australian market. Order your copy now from: www.letsbuyaboat.com.au