Welcome to the new Abell Point Marina

Abell Point Marina has long been a major gateway to the Whitsundays for the boating community. New owner of Abell Point Marina Paul Darrouzet, is has spent the last three years investing in a multi-million dollar transformation to become the Whitsundays’ most vibrant marina precinct.

With upgrades to onshore and on-water services and facilities, regeneration and beautification of both the North and South marina precincts, significant investment in infrastructure and the attraction of new, quality marina tenants, the new Abell Point Marina offers a world-class marina precinct for guests and visitors to enjoy.

With direct access to the township of Airlie Beach, we will offer outstanding choice, exceptional personalised service and an atmosphere that is refreshingly down to earth.

5 Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation

In 2016 Abell Point Marina became the first marina in the world to attain 5 Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation. The 5 Gold Anchor accreditation is comparable to the 5-star rating for accommodation and provides a benchmark standard for marinas in terms of facilities and customer service. For Abell Point Marina receiving the accolade confirms our commitment to first-class service and reaffirms our focus on developing a world-class destination marina in the Whitsundays.

Owner Paul Darrouzet says of the accreditation “It is a very momentous occasion for Abell Point Marina as we have taken a previously run down 2.5 star marina to a 5 star marina that now sets a benchmark across the globe. We are based on the doorstep of the best cruising grounds in the world, and our vision is to have a world class marina experience to match.

Marina of the Year – 2017

This award shows just how far Abell Point Marina has come, since coming under new ownership in 2013. With over $18 million spent on upgrading infrastructure, adding new developments, training and upskilling staff and focusing on continuous improvement, the vision of a destination marina has been realised. At the Marine17 conference in Sydney in August 2017, we were awarded with the Marina of the Year, which is a first for marina’s in our part of Queensland.

In addition, we also won Best Innovation by a Marina for our Blue Carpet Treatment service we provide for our guests. Both awards as a testament to the dedication of the marina team.

Major Tourism Attraction – Gold

Another enormous achievement for Abell Point Marina was winning gold for Major Tourism Attraction at the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards, above some very well-known Queensland operators. This is the first year the Whitsundays award-winning marina has entered the Queensland Tourism Awards having previously won this category at regional level in 2016 and again in 2017. Winning the Queensland title, Abell Point Marina now automatically qualifies as a finalist in the Australian Tourism Awards to be hosted in Perth in February 2018. This recognition from the tourism industry cements Abell Point Marina’s positioning statement as a place to stay, play, explore and recognizes the marina’s role in boosting tourism in Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday region.

With direct access to the township of Airlie Beach, we will offer outstanding choice, exceptional personalised service and an atmosphere that is refreshingly down to earth.

The power of three simple words

Abell Point Marina has evolved and our new vision is summarised by our tagline – “Stay. Play. Explore.”

This positioning statement is an open invitation for passionate mariners to consider Abell Point Marina in a new light. This tag line aligns strongly with the marina’s focus on being welcoming, service-oriented and providing a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Our tagline sums up the appeal of Abell Point Marina – a place to moor and stay for a while, a place where there are enjoyable activities on offer and a gateway to Airlie Beach region and the glorious Whitsundays.

Our Promise

  • World-class facilities and friendly service
  • Dedication to the customer
  • Professional, personalized service
  • Access to greater choice and mainland services
  • Vibrant marina atmosphere
  • First-class marina experience

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