KC Boat Doctor is hands down the best marine engine shop in all of Kansas City. These folks have been in the business since 2010, so they really know their stuff.

But here’s the exciting part—they recently expanded their services and started selling a whole variety of new boats in 2023! Now, not only can they fix up your boat, but they can also get you set up with the perfect new one if that’s what you’re looking for.  

One thing that makes KC Boat Doctor stand out is that they’re the authorized dealers for both Mercury Marine and Suzuki Marine in Kansas City. That means they have the official stamp of approval to sell and service these top-notch brands. 

Their team of skilled technicians are experts when it comes to marine engines. Whether you need routine maintenance, repairs, or even custom installations, they’ve got you covered. And they’re committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied with their service. 

So, if you’re in the market for a new boat or need any help with your current one, KC Boat Doctor is the place to go. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!



Darren is a total expert when it comes to boats and marine engines. Darren is not just any technician, he’s a certified Mercury technician with an impressive 30 years of experience in the industry. He knows boats inside and out!

In 2010, Darren founded KC Boat Doctor, and let me tell you, he has taken the business to new heights. With his extensive knowledge and expertise, he’s been able to provide top-notch service to boat owners in the area. Whether it’s routine maintenance, engine repairs, or even custom installations, Darren can handle it all.

What sets Darren apart is his commitment to excellence and his passion for what he does. He genuinely cares about his customers and their boats, always going the extra mile to ensure their satisfaction. If you’re looking for a trusted professional to take care of your boat, Darren and the guys at KC Boat Doctor are the ones to call!



Caden completed a 2-year business degree at JCCC, and then he took things up a notch by diving into a year of mercury marine training. Since 2017, he’s been a vital part of the team at KC Boat Doctor, where he puts his skills and knowledge to work.

Caden’s time at JCCC was huge in shaping his understanding of business principles and strategies. The 2-year business degree program provided him with a solid foundation in various aspects of business, including marketing, finance, and management.

Caden didn’t stop there. He wanted to specialize in the marine industry, so he decided to pursue mercury marine training. This year-long program allowed him to gain in-depth knowledge about mercury engines and their maintenance. Caden learned the ins and outs of engine diagnostics, repairs, and advanced troubleshooting.

Since joining KC Boat Doctor in 2017, Caden has become an integral part of the team. His expertise in mercury engines, combined with his business acumen, has made him a valuable asset to the company. Whether it’s conducting routine maintenance, diagnosing complex engine issues, or providing top-notch customer service, Caden consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that every boat that comes through the doors of KC Boat Doctor receives the highest level of care and attention.

What sets Caden apart is not just his technical skills, but also his genuine passion for the marine industry. He’s always up to date with the latest advancements in boat technology and constantly seeks opportunities to expand his knowledge.



Brandon is a real expert when it comes to electrical work and boats. Brandon has been an electrician for a long time, and he’s got a special focus on marine technology and marine diagnostics. That means he knows all the ins and outs of electrical systems on boats and can diagnose any issues that may come up.

Brandon has been around boats since he was a teenager! He’s got a deep understanding of boats and understands them like no one else. That experience and passion make him the go-to guy for any electrical work you need on your boat.

Whether it’s installing new systems, troubleshooting problems, or just keeping things running smoothly, Brandon has got you covered. He’s a reliable and skilled technician who knows his stuff when it comes to boats. If you ever need someone to take care of your marine electrical needs, Brandon is the one to talk to! 



Marty is a real jack-of-all-trades in the marine industry. Marty has been working alongside Darren since 2009, and together, they make an unstoppable team.

Before joining forces with Darren, Marty worked as a carpenter. But when he discovered his passion for boats and the marine industry, he decided to switch gears and become a marine technician. 

Marty’s expertise extends to all aspects of boat maintenance and repair. From engine diagnostics to electrical systems, he knows his stuff. Marty’s attention to detail and problem-solving skills are truly impressive, making him the go-to guy for any boat-related issues.

With his years of experience and diverse skill set, Marty is an invaluable asset to the team. Whether it’s fixing a leaky hull or troubleshooting an engine problem, Marty is always ready to lend a hand and get the job done right. You can trust him to deliver top-notch service every time!

Darren Combs and Caden Combs
KC Boat Doctor Building