Media Releases


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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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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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Paul Darrouzet accepting  award at the ASMEX Industry Awards

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Jun 2017

Abell Point Marina owner Superyacht Champion of the Year

At the ASMEX 2017 conference held in Sanctuary Cove last month during the annual Awards Gala Presentation Dinner Mr Paul Darrouzet, was awarded Superyacht Industry Champion of the year. His achievements were announced to a sold out gala dinner of industry peers who had gathered to acknowledge and support the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the Australian Marine Export, Superyacht and Commercial Industries. Paul…

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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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Hemingway’s to open at Abell Point Marina

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May 2017

Hemingway’s to open at Abell Point Marina

For immediate release: Another significant addition to the Abell Point offer launches this weekend, 12 May, just in time for the start of the cruising season. With the marina making good progress with the restoration works after TC Debbie passed through the Whitsundays at the end of March, the opening of Hemingway’s is a positive development for marina guests and the wider Whitsunday region. Located…

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Looking to the horizon for new maritime economic opportunities

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Apr 2017

Looking to the horizon for new maritime economic opportunities

13 April 2017 MEDIA RELEASE – from Treasurer & Minister for Trade & Investment, The Honourable Curtis Pitt. Looking to the horizon for new maritime economic opportunities The Palaszczuk Government has received Superyacht Australia’s report on the ‘Economic Impact of the Superyacht Sector on the Australian Economy’ and will prepare a formal response. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Palaszczuk Government had contributed $20,000 to the…

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Cruise Ships return to Abell Point after TC Debbie

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Apr 2017

Cruise Ships return to Abell Point after TC Debbie

13.04.2017 At press conference held this morning at Abell Point Marina,  David Jones from Carnival Australia applauded the effort of the Airlie Beach community for getting back to business so soon after TC Debbie. In his words, “Airlie Beach and the community have pulled off a miracle” in restoring normality to the town and the arrival of the Pacific Dawn from Brisbane today confirmed the…

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