Sunshine Coast & Central Queensland

Meet Your Local First Mates

Darren Pearce

Darren is the owner of BoatSmart HQ from Mooloolaba to Gladstone, and for him, boats have been a lifelong passion. He first started boating as a child with his father. As soon as he was able, he purchased his own boat, too, so he's been practicing preventive maintenance for a long time. Darren is a qualified Diesel Fitter and also a qualified Locksmith, having run his own successful Locksmithing business until 2017. He is a skilled fabricator with incredible diagnostic skills and experience.

When not on the water, Darren enjoys motorbikes, golf and motorsport. He has two big standard poodles one black and a one white. He has a terrific family. He has two boys, 23 and 26. One has a small business, the other a marine engineer, and his partner Kim, is a Social Worker. You will often find Darren and Kim working as a team to ensure they offer the best service possible.

Your Local Marinas

Kawana Waters Marina

Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast next to Mooloolaba, Kawana Waters is one of the most popular marinas along the south-east coast of Queensland. It offers a perfect climate throughout the year, excellent shopping houses, several tourist attractions, and is an all-around destination for visitors of all ages.

Mooloolaba Marina

Mooloolaba Marina is set within the protected, quiet waters of the Mooloolah River, accessed via the river mouth at Point Cartwright lighthouse, a mere 100kms north of Brisbane. The Marina at the Wharf Mooloolaba is located in the hub of an established tourist destination and is only a short stroll to surf patrolled beaches and all that Mooloolaba has to offer.

Harvey Bay Marina

In addition to the beautiful landscape and wildlife, Hervey Bay is also known for its marinas. Hervey Bay Boat Club Marina is situated along Buccaneer Dr in Urangan in the heart of Hervey Bay’s marina section and offer spectacular access to berths and the open waters.

Pelican Waters Marina

Pelican Waters Marina is a safe harbour marina located within the protected waterways of Pelican Waters at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast. With a fully functioning boat yard combined, it offers a wide range of marina services to handle the ever growing marina industry needs.