Please select your home edition
Edition
Mariners Museum 728x90

Boat buying guide is a sell-out success

by Imprint Media on 8 Feb 2013
"Honey, let’s buy a BOAT!" is a 360-page book packed with useful information for the novice boat buyer. - Book launch Darren Finkelstein
Boating fanatic Darren Finkelstein struck a chord when he released his book 'Honey, let’s buy a BOAT' late last year.

The print book sold out in just four months and is into reprint. And the eBook versions have met with equal success. On iTunes, it peaked at number 47 among sport and recreation best sellers before Christmas alongside swimmer Ian Thorpe’s autobiography and tennis star Andre Agassi’s 'Open'.

Darren says the book has also offered him a range of unexpected bonuses.

'I’ve been asked to speak at a number of marine events this year including the Hillarys Boat Dive & Fishing Show in WA in March, at the Melbourne Boat Show in June and at the Marine 13 conference in Sydney.

'I’ve also found myself being interviewed on radio,' he says. 'Suddenly, I am something of an industry expert.'

His dealership, St Kilda Boat Sales in Melbourne, has also chalked up a number of sales after people read the book.

Rob Davis, CEO of Corporate Cleaning Group bought a Caribbean 32 and wrote: 'I can't recommend highly enough the value of reading Darren's book and in my case the ease in which he facilitated the purchase of our new boat!'

Darren says he is delighted that the book achieved its primary objective as an educational tool.

'Boat ownership and handling appears so difficult and boating terminology seems both archaic and bewildering,' he says. 'We simply set out to demystify a wonderful sport.'

He says women are particularly interested in the book. 'They want to participate in the buying decision and want to make sure they are informed,' he says.

'Honey, let’s buy a BOAT!' is available online at www.letsbuyaboat.com.au for $35.00 including postage and handling or direct from St Kilda Boat Sales and selected retail outlets for $29.95.

The print version is also available through Boat Books stores in Sydney and Melbourne or through their online store. Barnes & Noble lists the book both in print and as an eBook.

It is also available as an eBook from Amazon for Kindle and Android devices and from iTunes. Pricing for eBook versions is $9.95

More at www.letsbuyaboat.com.au
Sail World NZ Lone WolfNaiadZhik AkzoNobelb 660x82

Related Articles

Trust in our Certified Service
North Sails Certified Service offers you the very best in care for your sails. North Sails Certified Service offers you the very best in care for your sails. Racing or cruising, there is no one more qualified to help you extend the life of your inventory and maintain peak performance.
Posted on 17 Oct
Tall ship loses power, hits multiple boats before grounding
Coast Guard Station Castle Hill is providing a safety zone in Newport Harbor, Rhode Island, Sunday night Coast Guard Station Castle Hill is providing a safety zone in Newport Harbor, Rhode Island, Sunday night after a tall ship lost power and hit multiple other boats before grounding near Perrotti Park. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, an educational tall ship homeported in Newport, was leaving Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival with 12 crewmembers aboard when it lost power and began to drift.
Posted on 16 Oct
RS Sailing Autmn – New RS Zest and Autumn Sale
20 years of experience in the design, production and usage, training and club boats lead to a long list of developments The opportunity to comprehensively move the game forward led us to replace our popular RS Quba model with an entirely new boat that we believe renders existing rivals obsolete.
Posted on 13 Oct
BoatUS “CAT” Team still hard at work
A month after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, the BoatUS Catastrophe (“CAT”) Field Team is still hard at work. A month after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, the BoatUS Catastrophe (“CAT”) Field Team is still hard at work. Here, in Marathon’s Boot Key Harbor, salvage crews from TowBoatUS Marathon raise a sunken sailboat and navigation hazard off the harbor bottom.
Posted on 12 Oct
Newport International Boat Show helping to aid the Caribbean Islands
Newport Int'l Boat Show announced that it committed $15,000 to organizations helping those affected by Hurricanes Irma Newport International Boat Show, announced today that it has committed $15,000 to various organizations helping to assist those in the Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Posted on 12 Oct
Coast Guard Foundation salutes members of Coast Guard at annual dinner
US Coast Guard Band and the Coast Guard Academy Glee Club from New London, Connecticut will perform during the event. At the event, the Coast Guard Foundation will honor United States Coast Guard heroism and mission excellence with two awards, and acknowledge the response and rescue efforts of the service during the last three weeks of hurricane activity in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Posted on 30 Sep
Auckland on the Water Boat Show gets underway in summer warmth
The Auckland On the Water Boat Show opened to more summery climes. After being lashed by a succession of gales and horizontal rain for the past few months, the Auckland On the Water Boat Show opened to more summery climes. The gates opened at 10.00am with the usual queue waiting to see three floors of exhibits in the Viaduct Events Centre before moving through the pavilion area
Posted on 28 Sep
Relief for Dominica
Our friends in Dominica were hit by Hurricane Maria on Monday evening, a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale The Marine community through the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association is working with Ondeck who is preparing its Farr 65 Spirit of Juno to head to Dominica late on Thursday evening to deliver much needed aid. They will then return a number of times over the coming weeks.
Posted on 20 Sep
Coast Guard Foundation activates Disaster Relief and Response Fund
The Coast Guard Foundation has been working tirelessly to help those affected by Hurricane Irma and Harvey The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today the activation of its Disaster Relief and Response Fund to assist Coast Guard Members impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Posted on 19 Sep
Tropical storm warning in effect
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within warning area within 36 hours A Tropical Storm Warning is currently in effect for the area from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Hull, Massachusetts, including Block Island, Martha`s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
Posted on 19 Sep