Marina News


Whitsundays is open for business

04

Apr 2017

Whitsundays is open for business

Despite the disruption to normal business that TC Debbie threw at us last week, the Whitsundays are very much open for business. With charter operators hitting the water just days after the cyclone, restaurants and cafes opening once the water came back on and trade and marine service providers working around the clock to regain a sense of normality in the region, it is obvious…

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Boaties step up to help each other out.

04

Apr 2017

Boaties step up to help each other out.

A team of experienced tradespeople and marina industry workers have been coordinated through the BIA (Boating Industry Association) to support their members in the Whitsunday region coping with damage to vessels and marinas. The team arrived in region yesterday and set to work almost immediately assisting with pontoon repairs at Abell Point Marina. Led by BIA Queensland Manager, the team of nine will provide a…

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Restoration plan is underway

04

Apr 2017

Restoration plan is underway

In days after we experienced the biggest weather event to ever hit the Whitsunday region, the sun has shone and the spirits have remained high. Despite physical damage to infrastructure, boats, houses, businesses and native flora, the team at Abell Point and their extended families are all well and working hard to restore normality to their lives and to the marina. Considering the force and…

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Useful marina and council updates 01.04.2017

01

Apr 2017

Useful marina and council updates 01.04.2017

Marina Updates: – There is still no power to the region, further updates on this as they come to hand. – Water is available in the marina village, however it is not advisable to drink, fine for showers. Water will begin to come down the arms as we repair any pipe work sustained in the cyclone. – Fuel wharf is being deconstructed and we are…

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Port reopens and the clean up begins at Abell Point

30

Mar 2017

Port reopens and the clean up begins at Abell Point

The crew at Abell Point Marina are working hard to assess the damage after the wrath of tropical cyclone Debbie tore through the Whitsunday islands and mainland coast on Tuesday 28 March. The category 4 cyclone reached the mainland coast at approximately midday on Tuesday 28 March and brought with it destructive winds and heavy rainfall. The marina crew were onsite as soon as the…

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29

Mar 2017

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…

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59 days to go to the Whitsunday SUP Challenge 2017

14

Mar 2017

59 days to go to the Whitsunday SUP Challenge 2017

For immediate release: With only 59 days to go before the 3rd annual Whitsunday SUP Challenge (7 – 13 May 2017), race competitors are getting excited for another huge week of sailing and Stand Up Paddle racing, and registrations are now open! Supported and coordinated by the Australian SUP experts, Naish Australia, the ever-growing event is set to impress the biggest group of competitors yet….

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The reef is looking healthy & vibrant!

10

Mar 2017

The reef is looking healthy & vibrant!

There has been a lot of speculation over recent years about the health of the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsunday region and in a media release issued today by Tourism Whitsundays, CEO Craig Turner explains that the heart of the Great Barrier Reef is alive and ticking. In response to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s (GBRMPA) announcement this morning around the health of…

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Ocean Club floats to success

14

Feb 2017

Ocean Club floats to success

10th Feb 2017 – featured in the Whitsunday Times WHAT was once a bare pontoon from the outer reef is now a $1.6 million floating Ocean Club one step closer to completion. And there was great anticipation as the structure was gradually lowered on the water adjacent to the Shute Harbour Motel Hotel today. Following a year of construction, the final touches are set to…

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Tenant News: Island tours with a twist – a new tour launches in Airlie Beach!

08

Feb 2017

Tenant News: Island tours with a twist – a new tour launches in Airlie Beach!

Media Release ISLAND TOURS WITH A TWIST – A NEW TOUR LAUNCHES IN AIRLIE BEACH! Long term Whitsunday locals and watersports tourism industry pioneers, Steve and Toni Ward, are launching their latest exciting new tourism venture, Island Jet Boating on Boxing Day. This exciting new product will complement Steve and Toni’s existing tourism portfolio which also includes multi-award winning Whitsunday Jetski Tours and Daydream Island…

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