Marina News


Airlie Beach next stop for Clipper Race fleet after successful Sydney Hobart campaign

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Jan 2016

Airlie Beach next stop for Clipper Race fleet after successful Sydney Hobart campaign

The sixth stage of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race got underway today following the fleet’s successful Sydney-Hobart campaign. The Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race is the sixth of 14 races which make up the 11-month global series which started from London at the end of August last year. The latest race started this morning (2 January 2016) at 1100 local time…

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Winner of the Sydney Hobart Clipper Yacht Race Da Nang Viet Nam at the finish line in Hobart, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. (AAP Image/Rob Blakers) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

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Dec 2015

Clipper Race fleet finishes Sydney Hobart unscathed ahead of Whitsundays stopover

The Clipper Race fleet has arrived into Hobart after finishing famous Australian offshore classic the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR). Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, the first female Australian Skipper in the history of the Clipper Race, clinched first place in the Clipper 70 class of the RSHYR. There won’t be much time to celebrate or rest in Hobart for the Clipper Race fleet as the…

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Bar Area

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Nov 2015

Further Expansions at Abell Point Marina Poised to Launch Prestigious Multi-Functional Facility to Meet Market Demand

Following $12 million of infrastructure upgrades, major works and beautification expansion for the past 2 years, Abell Point Marina is now poised to open a fully‐functioning, state‐of‐the‐art waterfront conference and wedding venue to capture regional, national and international markets. Opening in February 2016, this additional improvement to the marina precinct’s onshore facilities will fill a gap providing a unique venue encompassing world‐class food, captivating views overlooking the Whitsunday Islands…

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Treat yourself this Christmas to a seafood platter on arrival at Abell Point.

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Nov 2015

Treat yourself this Christmas to a seafood platter on arrival at Abell Point.

What is a Christmas holiday in the Whitsundays without a platter of fresh local seafood and a glass of bubbles on the water. To celebrate the lead up to Christmas and the great local seafood Whitsundays has to offer, Abell Point Marina are offering a special Christmas package on arrival throughout December. For any new marina berth bookings of five days or more in the month…

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Clipper Round the World Stopover

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Nov 2015

WORLD’S LONGEST OCEAN RACE TO VISIT THE WHITSUNDAYS

The famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the world’s longest ocean race, will stop in the Whitsundays Airlie Beach this January for the first time in its nineteen year history. The biennial 40,000 mile Clipper Race is regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet. It was established in 1996 by British yachting legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to…

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Whitsunday SUP Challenge

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Nov 2015

Whitsunday SUP Challenge 2016

ABOUT WHITSUNDAY SUP CHALLENGE The Whitsunday Islands set the scene for an epic week-long event of sail and SUP. Grab your mates, choose a boat, and challenge yourselves to the best week of stand up paddle boarding. Two divisions, Competitive and Cruising, allow both serious and not-so-serious paddlers to compete side by side with competitors of equal ability. There’s a full social calendar, new friends to be…

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World’s biggest catamaran visits Whitsunday marina

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Nov 2015

World’s biggest catamaran visits Whitsunday marina

The world’s largest catamaran fits perfectly at a Queensland marina, which has been dredged and upgraded to provide superyacht facilities in the heart of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef.  The world’s largest luxury catamaran, S/Y HEMISPHERE has found a fitting base this week in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The 44-metre catamaran, with 16.6metre beam has been easily accommodated within Airlie Beach’s…

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Great Barrier Reef Clean-Up

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Oct 2015

Great Barrier Reef Clean-Up

ECO BARGE INVITE THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO GET INVOLVED As part of the Great Barrier Reef Clean-up, Eco Barge is undertaking two land-based clean-ups to ensure that our marine life and environment are not impacted by local rubbish October 2015 The focus of Operation Clean Seas, which is being run as part of the Australian Government’s Great Barrier Reef Clean-up, is to have Our Community…

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Abell Point Marina Comes Alive

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Oct 2015

Abell Point Comes Alive in November

Come and join the festivities of Melbourne Cup celebrations and line-up of local talent at the Airlie Beach Music Festival. Join a Melbourne Cup (3rd Nov) lunch or boogie at one of the stages for the Airlie Beach Music Festival (5th-8th Nov) located at Barcelona Tapas Bar and Sorrento Restaurant and Bar. To celebrate all the action Abell Point Marina is offering a Festival Package…

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Stopover

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Sep 2015

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Stopover

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crews will sail into Abell Point Marina in January 2016. With the vessels arriving from the 13th January as part of the All-Australian Leg, the vessels will berth in Abell Point Marina for several days before departing on the 18th January to start Race 7 continuing onto Vietnam. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the ultimate…

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