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Captain's Blog

TOP 10 reasons to buy a boat!

  Published February 6th, 2017

Buying a boat has many perks including being called a number of things such as “boatie, old-salt, mariner or skipper,” so if you are serious about owning a boat, get used to the term boatie! 

Much of the Australian population lives near the coast so we are always near the water. It seems the water for many of us has a kind of weird magical draw to her just like metal to a magnet, but with much more intrigue. To many aspiring boaties, it is not unusual to sit and gaze at the water with admiration, mixed with a touch of envy toward those who are already on the water and living the dream. For many bystanders, sadly there are feelings that will never be acted on, just simply stifled hoping they will soon go away. Sadly there are plenty of ‘gonna’s, should’aves and maybes’, all spectators of life, just hanging around marinas…. so watch your step. They will be staring at you, with that look of envy and longing in their eyes.

Living in this wonderful country of ours presents us with plenty of opportunity to safely experience and enjoy life near the water to the fullest. Most boaties will agree that boat ownership when done correctly, offers wonderful opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends away from life’s distractions and in the outdoors. It doesn’t get much better than that. It’s all about having a better lifestyle. 

Darren Finkelstein 'The Boat Guy' and our Dealer Principal - is a presenter on ther TV show ALL ABOUT BOATS shown on Foxtel and ch7 during summer. Watch Darren below, as explains his TOP 10 reasons to buy a boat.

Some of the above content is reprintred from Darren's award winning bestselling books: Honey, let's buy a BOAT! and his follow up sequel: Honey, lets go BOATING! and  just released
Honey, let's sell the BOAT!

Remember these books make great gift ideas for Dad, Mum or that someone special who wants to be a 'boatie'.

Darren Finkelstein - 'The Boat Guy'

Darren Finkelstein is 'The Boat Guy' with over 35 years of boating experience to share.

Author of the award winning bestseller:
Honey, let's buy a BOAT! and follow up sequel; Honey, let's go BOATING! and now the final book in the popular: Honey, let's series.... Honey, let's sell the BOAT! 

Darren is the proud boating ambassador and Marina Manager at Wyndham Harbour, Victoria's newest marina and hub for recreational boating on the northwestern shores of Port Phillip.

Considered by many 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.  

Listen to Darren on radio 3AW as he delivers his unique Beach N' Bay reports <live> each summer. Watch Darren on Foxtel and ch7 presenting for the TV show "All About Boats", he is an on-screen presenter and ambassador for "Life's Better With A Boat" campaign for the Boating Industry Association of Victoria. 

Connect and get social with Darren: Twitter Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+


A must read for novice boaties, old salts, your partner and the kids...

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