APM start the clean up after TC Debbie rolls into town

The clean up has begun in full today, with crews being able to access the marina for the first time since TC Debbie passed over the Whitsunday coast and island communities around midday on Tuesday 28 March. The category 4 system offered up destructive winds for over 24 hours in what has been classified as a one-in-100 year weather event. The dedicated marina crew are on the ground today assessing the damage, securing vessels and making every attempt to get the entire marina back in full working order as soon as possible. The conditions have now abated and we will take the next 48 – 72 hours to ensure the safety of the vessels berthed in the marina and the surrounding village facilities.

The power is currently out throughout the entire region, therefore our office is closed, however rest assured that as soon as we have power and water back on our doors will be open for business. We will remain in contact with our customers via SMS and email to provide updates on the progress of the facility. We will also make regular posts on our Facebook page as we have more information.

We would like to take this opportunity to let all our customers know that Abell Point is well and truly open for business. Despite any damage caused by TC Debbie, we will repair and redevelop so the facility is once again a first-class marina. It is at times like this the Whitsunday community draws together to show our strength and resilience.

We would like to thank all those who have contacted us over the recent days with messages of support and rest assured the hard work has only just begun. Our thoughts are also with all our tenants and commercial operators at this time as they commence their clean up operation and the resumption of business as usual.

Joscelyn O'Keefe


  1. Hope you are all fine just give me call if you have any problems with the lift we installed for you, As we will give it URGENT attention owing to your situation….

  2. Gary Gibson Says: March 29, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Glad to see such a positive position for the Marina. Perhaps some photos of the facilirty would help those that are concerned for your operation? Whenever you get the chance would be nice. All the best and stay safe!!

    • Joscelyn O'Keefe Says: March 30, 2017 at 4:40 am

      Hi Gary, thank you for your comments. The sun has shown its face for the first time in 4 days, so we will be able to get out and photograph the marina over the coming days. We will post regular updates on our facebook and website.

  3. Zara Tremlett Says: March 29, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Wishing all of you strength and positive energy to get through this together.

  4. Marie Ashurst Says: March 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Hello wishing you all well. We are due to hire Taninda from Australia Yacht Charters for a week from Sunday 2/4. We are already in Australia from UK in order to do so. Any update you could give us would be much appreciated

    • Joscelyn O'Keefe Says: March 30, 2017 at 4:38 am

      Hi Marie, we would recommend contacting Charter Yachts Australia through their Facebook page as there currently is no power to the marina so their office is closed. The port has reopened today, so vessels can move in and out. Each charter company will contact their customers individually as so as they are able. Thank you for your patience.

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