Media Releases


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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Premier urges holidaymakers to visit the Whitsundays

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Apr 2017

Premier urges holidaymakers to visit the Whitsundays

For immediate release: 11.04.2017 by Tourism Whitsundays What a difference a week makes! These were the words of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk who dropped into the Whitsundays on Tuesday (April 11) to throw her full support behind the region following exTropical Cyclone Debbie. The Premier, who was joined by Tourism Minister Kate Jones on the visit, has pledged $5 million in funding for the parts…

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Port reopens and the clean up begins at Abell Point

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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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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

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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!

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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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