Marina News


50-day countdown to arrival of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet in the Whitsundays

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Nov 2017

50-day countdown to arrival of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet in the Whitsundays

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release November 24, 2017 It is now just 50 days to go until the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race arrives in the Whitsundays for a well-earned break as the participants hit the halfway point of their epic voyage. When the 11 specialist racing yachts sail into Airlie Beach in mid-January they will have just completed three mammoth races in the…

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Abell Point awarded Queensland’s Major Tourism Attraction

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Nov 2017

Abell Point awarded Queensland’s Major Tourism Attraction

The 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards held this weekend saw Abell Point Marina awarded gold for Major Tourist Attraction, above some very well-known Queensland operators. The final award category of the night was announced with Australia Zoo winning bronze, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures winning silver and Abell Point Marina receiving the gold. This is the first year the Whitsundays award-winning marina has entered the Queensland Tourism Awards…

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Cumberland Charter Yachts Host a Christmas Food Drive for the Salvation Army

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Nov 2017

Cumberland Charter Yachts Host a Christmas Food Drive for the Salvation Army

Christmas can be a difficult time of year for families in need. Bringing joy to a family at a time when most people have family relatives to celebrate with and gifts to give and receive, can be a life-changing moment and make a huge difference in what otherwise could be a lonely time. Each year, Cumberland Charter Yachts host a food drive, which is a…

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Just 80 days to go until the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

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Oct 2017

Just 80 days to go until the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

The countdown is on to one of the biggest parties the Whitsundays has ever seen, with just 80 days until the Clipper Race Fleet sails into town and the Clipper Race Carnival begins. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a unique event which sees seasoned skippers paired with novice crews on an epic 40,000 nautical mile adventure. The Whitsundays stopover will be the…

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Abell Point launches new superyacht website

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Oct 2017

Abell Point launches new superyacht website

Abell Point Marina have today launched a new superyacht website, providing a wealth of information for superyacht captains, owners and crew relating their superyacht marina facilities, as well as cruising the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. Since being awarded Best Innovation by a Marina at the 2017 Marina Industry Awards, Abell Point is gaining a reputation for their innovative marketing strategies focused on driving visitation…

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Electrik Lemonade performing at ABMF 2014

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Oct 2017

Airlie Beach Music Festival is live again this November

The Airlie Beach Music Festival will once again take place in the Whitsundays from the 10 – 12 November.  Book your berth at Abell Point Marina and enjoy three days of incredible music with stunning water views. The main stage is once again at the Whitsunday Sailing Club, with a host of other venues around Airlie Beach playing host to bands throughout the weekend. With…

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Join us for the Whitsunday summer events calendar!

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Oct 2017

Join us for the Whitsunday summer events calendar!

It appears the Whitsundays are the place to be this spring/ summer season with a host of great events scheduled for the region to keep visitors entertained. With the spring weather being just perfect so far for cruising the islands, the calendar of events below will be enough to encourage you to book our Summer Special and stay for longer and get involved! October  …

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Abell Point Marina strikes double gold!

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Oct 2017

Abell Point Marina strikes double gold!

It was a record attendance at the 2017 Whitsunday Tourism Awards at Hamilton Island this weekend. Over 340 attended the gala dinner with representatives from local tourism operators, regional and state tourism bodies, and local and state government, all gathering together to celebrate the achievements of the tourism industry this year. The message for the night was that the Whitsundays is ‘batting well above average’…

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Funding Boost for Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

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Sep 2017

Funding Boost for Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

MEDIA RELEASE – Tourism Whitsundays For immediate release –  September 26, 2017 The Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival received a welcome injection of cash today when it was announced the event would receive $200,000 in Federal Government ‘matched’ funding. The announcement was made this morning by Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen and Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox at Abell Point Marina, which will host the Clipper…

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Abell Point Marina restoration on time, on budget!

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Sep 2017

Abell Point Marina restoration on time, on budget!

This week marks the completion of the on-water restoration project at Abell Point Marina in the wake of the Tropical Cyclone Debbie. In the immediate aftermath, 20% of the on-water berthing at Abell Point was damage amounting to approximately 120 berths in this 507-wet berth marina. In a coordinated effort between Superior Jetties, CGU Insurance and Oceanic Marine Risk, the restoration works commenced 3 April,…

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