Marina News


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Aug 2017

Queensland Sets Course for New Superyacht Strategy

JOINT STATEMENT Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment The Honourable Curtis Pitt Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham Thursday, August 03, 2017 The Palaszczuk Government will develop Queensland’s first Superyacht Strategy in more than three years and also provide $45,000 sponsorship to the Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference to prevent it relocating to…

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Australian Government opens up the Great Barrier Reef to superyachts

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Aug 2017

Australian Government opens up the Great Barrier Reef to superyachts

AIMEX Media Release: 1 August 2017 Superyacht Australia (SA) has for some time been seeking to reform the Whitsundays Plan of Management in order to facilitate greater access for vessels over 35 metres in length. Marine Tourism is a significant part of the Australian economy and a growing contributor to Australia’s tourism offering. Superyacht Australia has been lobbying for the past 9 years to allow…

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Abell Point Marina wins Marina of the Year

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Aug 2017

Abell Point Marina wins Marina of the Year

In a gala award ceremony hosted last night at the Marine17 conference at Sydney’s newly revamped exhibition centre, Abell Point Marina took out the coveted Marina of the Year award. This nationally accredited awards program judged by the Marina Industries Association recognizes excellence in the marina industry. Luke McCaul, Abell Point’s General Manager agrees the award belongs to the hard work of the dedicated marina…

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VMR Welcome party at Abell Point Marina

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Jul 2017

VMR Whitsundays celebrate the arrival of their new rescue vessel.

In a ceremony hosted at Abell Point Marina last week, VMR Whitsundays delightedly announced the arrival of their new rescue vessel. Abell Point Marina VMR 1, as it has been named, has been 10 years in the making and certainly a labour of love for the VMR committee. After the old VMR rescue vessel and radio base in the Whitsundays suffering damage during TC Debbie,…

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Introducing the Abell Point Flight Collection

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Jul 2017

Introducing the Abell Point Flight Collection

Our private helipads have been restored to their former glory and we are pleased to announce we have a new aviation partner, Helireef, who will be servicing the guests at Abell Point and offering them exclusive access to the Abell Point Flight Collection. With a range of flight options available to our marina guests directly from our private helipads, there has been no better time…

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Abell Point Marina development updates

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Jul 2017

Abell Point Marina development updates

As the marina team prepare for a busy cruising season, there are a number of developments that are progressing across the marina that I would like to provide an update on. All projects are progressing with a view to be fully operational in the peak of the cruising season in August/September. Pontoon Replacement and Repairs (Managed by Superior Jetties) New Arms, North Marina (HJK, FG…

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Whitsundays Completes All-Australian Clipper Leg

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Jun 2017

Whitsundays Completes All-Australian Clipper Leg

Media Release: 28 January 2017 – clipperroundtheworld.com The Clipper Race visits some of the most extraordinary and beautiful places on the planet, so it’s no surprise that the 2017-18 edition will be returning to the Whitsundays. A real crew favourite, the Whitsundays made its debut in the 2015-16 race, and will be a fitting end to the All-Australian Leg 4. “The Whitsundays was an extremely…

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Tenant News: New level of unique luxury on water.

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Jun 2017

Tenant News: New level of unique luxury on water.

For Immediate Release by Cumberland Charter Yachts -19/6/17. Cumberland Charter Yachts (CCY) launches a new level of unique luxury on water, catering to the ever-increasing demand for Luxury Yachts in the Whitsundays. www.luxuryyachtswhitsundays.com Luxury Yachts Whitsundays brand creator, CCY General Manager Sharon McNally said; “Over the past 3 years we have seen an increase in demand for larger and more luxurious vessels. We made a…

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Maintenance Manager, Ross Paterson signing off on new pontoons on H, J, K arm with Project Manager for Superior Jetties, Ryan Hogan

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Jun 2017

North marina village pontoons completed on schedule

Today marks another significant milestone in the recovery project at Abell Point Marina with the completion of H, J and K arms in the north marina. Project Manager for jetty contractor Superior Jetties, Ryan Hogan, today officially handed over the completed arms to Abell Point Maintenance Manager, Ross Paterson. Works continue on F & G arm, which are schedule for completion mid July, with the first…

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Paul Darrouzet accepting award at the ASMEX Industry Awards

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Jun 2017

2017 Australian Marine Industry Award Winners Announced

Media Release: 2 June 2017 – AIMEX After a successful first day at the ASMEX 2017 conference, the Australian Marine Industry last night awarded business excellence in the industry at the annual Awards Gala Presentation Dinner held in Sanctuary Cove. Over 260 guests gathered to acknowledge and support the outstanding achievements of businesses in the Australian Marine Export, Superyacht and Commercial Marine Industries. The night…

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