Darren Finkelstein and Andrew Rose are the Dealer Principals and co-owners of St Kilda Boat Sales. Our business is truly unique because; we sell luxury new and used power boats, we service, we repair, we fuel and we wash them all here at St Kilda Marina.
We are a true one-stop shop for all things marine, where a complete and pleasurable Boat Ownership experience is our focus.
So committed are we to Boat Ownership that Darren Finkelstein wrote the book on it: Honey, let's buy a BOAT! Everything you wanted to know about buying (and selling) a recreational power boat but didn't know who to ask. It's a terrific book, we hope you get a chance to read it, especially if your considering (or dreaming) of Boat Ownership at some point.
Our typical client is from some of the wealthiest families in Australia, the self-employed, retiree’s, senior executives and leading entrepreneurs - who are all looking to get out on the water.
In the past 10 years we’ve literally sold hundreds of boats, we are an industry Accredited Boat Dealer and have long term fuel contracts with the Water Police and the Coast Guard. Every year we service and repair over 300 boats in our fully equipped workshop, by our team of trained mechanics and marine professionals.
In working with that many boats and that many owners, we’ve realized there are three main problems that exist:
1. Boat owners are busy people, what they don’t want is a boat soaking up more of their time.
2. Owners don't have the required expertise to problem solve, which makes them nervous about owning a boat.
3. Owners hate having to juggle and coordinate all the different marine services on offer. What we’ve found is that they want to trust just one company, to do everything 'boating' for them.
So that’s exactly where we fit in.....
You can trust our team, to take the hassle out of boating. Our expertise takes all of the worry out of boat ownership. From the time you purchase your boat from us we’ll even teach you and your family how to drive the boat, leaving you feeling confident and comfortable on the water. We provide ongoing service and repairs so your boat is safe and our regular cleaning and washing service ensures that your boat is always looks great and is well-cared for.
The reason we are so passionate about boating is there has never been a better time to get on the water, sharing quality time with family and friends. You know it's all about lifestyle because life is too short.
You can trust us with your safety; you can rely on us to look after all of your boating needs. We just want you to enjoy quality time, so let us take care of the rest.
Our goal is to make our customers feel at ease and excited about boat ownership. We want your precious time on the water to be both complete and pleasurable.
We are completely committed to Boat Ownership, after all; “Life Is Better With A Boat”.
St Kilda Boat Sales is a Victorian & Tasmanian Caribbean Runabout and Big Boat dealer. Uniquely positioned and well-credentialed, we are the only Caribbean dealer in Australia to market the entire Caribbean product range. Every model from 16ft trailerable Half Cabins and Runabouts, to the classic and timeless lines, of the Bertram inspired Flybridge Cruisers to 49ft.
We have emerged as one of Australia’s premier, new and used boat dealerships and boutique brokerages. As a Boating Industry Association 'Accredited Dealer' we demonstrate that our business is following a set of guidelines and procedures’, created to provide higher standards of service to our customers, delivering excellence within our own dealership and across the boating industry.
St Kilda Boat Sales and our Service Centre are both located at St Kilda Marina, in bayside Melbourne suburb of Elwood. Known as Melbourne’s central on-water brokerage, proudly offering all makes and sizes of quality USED boats. Brands include; Bertram, Caribbean, Riviera, Maritimo, Sea Ray, Sunrunner, Bayliner, Mustang, Four Winns, Quintrex, Streaker and Haines. We offer quality, well-maintained used boats, most have low engine hours. Victorian boat owners are very fussy and given the geographic location of Melbourne, many have never been seriously fished. Well over 50% of our used boats sold, are to residents of; WA, QLD or NSW. Interstate buyers just love Victorian Boats. Australia-wide transport is available.
- Safe Boating Always -
St Kilda Boat Sales and our Service Centre are both located at St Kilda Marina, in bayside Melbourne suburb of Elwood. The famous St Kilda Marina was originally built from reclaimed swamp land by Archibald (Arch) Wilberforce Spooner in 1969. Make no mistake, St Kilda Marina is the home of Caribbean Boats....
Today still hand-making Caribbean Boats the old fashion way, the next generation of Spooners led by grandson Richard (the 3rd generation) is the companies Managing Director. Arch's youngest son Greg manages the St Kilda Marina location. Interestingly, the Spooners were the first to introduce fibreglass into the process of boat building here in Australia. True industry pioneers, now having all three generations, hands-on building boats!
Now fifty years on and some 50,000+ boats later, International Marine are still boat building at their original Caribbean Gardens factory in the outer eastern Melbourne suburb of Scoresby. Proudly, still Australian made and sold all over the world.
Proud of our credentials:
Our Vic Roads Certification enables us to inspect, register & transfer 'in-house' any vessel and/or trailer, that are purchased from us.
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No better test conditions than out in Port Phillip Bay! Where possible, every boat we service is fully bay-tested before customer handover.... Just one of the many customer benefits of our unique location, right on the water’s edge.
All works/repairs undertaken by our Service Centre, are subject to the customers understanding and accpetance of our: 'Shiprepairers - Standard Terms & Conditions of Vessel Slipping and/or Repair'.
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Shiprepairers - Standard Terms & Conditions.
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We are an Approved Club Marine Repairer
offering quick turn-around on all insurance
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- hassle-free !
|ULP||$ 1.640||per litre|
|Diesel||$ 1.680||per litre|
As a preferred supplier of quality fuels to; Water Police, Transport Safety Victoria, Coast Guard & Department of Defence (Army & Navy), our Fuel Dock is Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The system is operated by 'pre-paid fuel cards' available for purchase with Cash or Credit Card from;
In accordance with vessel and engine manufacturer's instructions, we DO NOT supply and/or recommend the use of Ethanol Blended Fuels for marine applications whatsoever.
Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly or Just one-off
Casual and Contract Rates Available.
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