Marina News


Join the SICYC Season of Sail

14

Apr 2018

Join the SICYC Season of Sail

With 6053 members the SICYC is the largest cruising yacht club in Australia. Each member is a Vice Commodore and the concept of the yacht club is that they are ‘exclusively non-exclusive’. Abell Point Marina is a proud long term major sponsor of the SICYC and annual welcomes hundreds of ‘Shaggers’ to the marina during annual cruising migrations north. This year the SICYC have devised…

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Cyclone warning cancelled for Whitsundays – 05.04.18

04

Apr 2018

Cyclone warning cancelled for Whitsundays – 05.04.18

Update from Regional Harbour Master The Whitsunday Pilotage Area is no longer under Bureau of Meteorology cyclone warning or watch. With improved weather conditions, the Regional Harbour Master will re-open the Pilotage Area at 0800 hours local time today 5 April 2018.  **The pilotage area is only open for ferries and powered vessels of 20m in length or more. All other vessels must remain secured…

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02

Apr 2018

Message from Regional Harbour Master // 8am 3.04.18

  Message from Regional Harbour Master  Due to the forecast severe weather conditions associated with T.C Iris, the Regional Harbour Master will close the Whitsunday Pilotage Area on Wednesday 4 April 2018 from 1000 hours local time. All vessels are directed to return to base or seek shelter and secured by closure time. No vessel movement will be allowed after the closure without approval of…

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Cyclone Warning issued by Bureau of Meterology – 03.04.18

02

Apr 2018

Cyclone Warning issued by Bureau of Meterology – 03.04.18

Tropical cyclone warning has now been declared for parts of the Lower Burdekin, Central Coast & Whitsunday Islands. Abell Point Marina has begun preparations to pack down and secure the site. Please refer to our Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Procedure for the minimum requirements necessary for vessels berthed at Abell Point Marina in severe weather. If you are unable to ensure the safety of your vessel,…

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Cumberland Charter Yachts

28

Mar 2018

Aquila 44 Takes the Whitsundays by storm

Cumberland Charter Yachts Wednesday, 28 March 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In as little as 12 months, Cumberland Charter Yachts have welcomed their second Aquila 44 power catamaran into their fleet this week, making them the only bareboat company in the country that holiday makers can charter one through. The Aquila 44 was first launched at the Miami Boat Show in America in 2014 and went…

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An Easter egg hunt with a twist

28

Mar 2018

An Easter egg hunt with a twist

A dive shop in The Whitsundays is having an Easter egg hunt with a twist.  Dive instructors and volunteers have placed dozens of aluminium coins tied to existing plastic marine debris above the high tide line.  The Whitsunday beach treasure hunt hopes to encourage kids, young adults and families to dive, snorkel and walk the beautiful beaches of The Whitsundays.  Find a coin and help…

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Join us for coffee and a catch up at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

28

Mar 2018

Join us for coffee and a catch up at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

It’s boat show time again and the team at Abell Point are excited about getting down to the Gold Coast to exhibit at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. This premium boat show is hosted every year in the stunning Sanctuary Cove marina village giving attendees the chance to experience the very best in marina products, services and nautical trends. The marina will be packed with…

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Ocean Club opens it’s doors to private marina guests!

27

Mar 2018

Ocean Club opens it’s doors to private marina guests!

Commencing 1 April all private guests will have daily access to Ocean Club, our on-water customer lounge, as one of the inclusions of our new utilities service. The utilities service is designed to enhance the guest experience by providing additional services to compliment the Abell Point concierge service. Our utilities service gives customers access to: Water 15Amp Power Supply Ocean Club Membership (including WiFi hotspot,…

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Great Barrier Reef shines in collaboration focus at Australian Superyacht Rendezvous

06

Mar 2018

Great Barrier Reef shines in collaboration focus at Australian Superyacht Rendezvous

Key Facts: Four major superyacht marinas on Great Barrier Reef collaborate to spread destination message Great Barrier Reef hero experiences the focus for industry collaboration Abell Point Marina, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina Port Douglas, Cairns Marlin Marina and Hamilton Island collaborate under Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef banner Collaboration supported by Superyacht Australia and Australian Superyacht Rendezvous Delivering a unified Great Barrier Reef destination message is…

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Whitsunday marine group has new post cyclone story to tell

06

Mar 2018

Whitsunday marine group has new post cyclone story to tell

Luke McCaul is determined to learn from the lessons of the past and share that knowledge with the Whitsunday marine community. When Cyclone Debbie crossed the coast at Airlie Beach, the Abell Point Marina manager was ready to implement his internal disaster management plan. But it soon became evident there was a hitch. His plan was developed in isolation and an event of this magnitude…

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