Media Releases


Settle for only the best in 2015

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Apr 2015

Settle for only the best in 2015

Refer a friend and save on berthing In April 12, 1904 Thomas Abell was the first European settler in Airlie Beach discovering a beautiful mainland base to bring up a family and establish a living. Soon after settling, Thomas invited his family and friends to come and discover the beauty of the Whitsundays and share in the opportunity to develop a future for the Abell…

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Whitsunday Coast Airport welcomes direct Melbourne flights

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Feb 2015

Whitsunday Coast Airport welcomes direct Melbourne flights

Abell Point Marina customers based in Melbourne now have a direct and seamless solution for transiting to their vessel based at Abell Point. Today Jetstar announced new direct flights from Melbourne to Whitsunday Coast Airport commencing 25th June this year. The direct flights operating three times weekly will run on a Monday, Thursday and Saturday. This is great news for our Melbourne customers as it now…

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APYC BBQ and Information Evening

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Feb 2015

APYC BBQ and Information Evening

Members & Prospective Members – You Are Invited To Attend Our Friday 13th BBQ and Information Evening When – Friday 13/2/15 6pm to 7.30pm            Where – Abell Point Marina South Village RSVP – Wednesday 11/2/15 to abellpointyc@gmail.com To members old and new; to those thinking about becoming members; and our current and potential sponsors, this is an invitation to our first social gathering to inform…

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Australia Day Berthing Deal – 4 days for the price of 3*

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Jan 2015

Australia Day Berthing Deal – 4 days for the price of 3*

Sail into Abell Point Marina this Australia Day long weekend. Book Friday 23rd to Monday 26th January 2015 to take advantage of the Australia Day Berthing Deal. With shore side celebrations at Sorrento Restaurant & Bar and in Main Street you’re certain to have a great patriotic day and make a new mate or two. Call our crew to make a booking and quote ‘Australia…

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Public Apology Clears Marina Owner’s Name

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Dec 2014

Public Apology Clears Marina Owner’s Name

Abell Point marina owner Paul Darrouzet has been successful in his defamation action against the Australian Financial Review (A.F.R.) regarding two articles published on the 18th and 19th of August. Both articles implied he received a commercial benefit as a result of political donations in 2013. A detailed correction published on page two of the A.F.R. on Tuesday 25th of November withdrew any and all…

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P&O and Princess Cruise Ships to continue operating into Abell Point Marina

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Sep 2014

P&O and Princess Cruise Ships to continue operating into Abell Point Marina

Abell Point Marina received the great news this week that P&O and Princess cruise ships will continue to disembark their passengers through Abell Point Marina over the coming summer season.  With the departure of Cruise Whitsundays to Port of Airlie, the cruise ships were presented with an alternative proposal to disembark passengers over at the new Port of Airlie reef terminal.  However with the proven track record…

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Shaggers rock the reef for Prostate Cancer

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Sep 2014

Shaggers rock the reef for Prostate Cancer

The Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club rocked the reef on Saturday 30th August with a huge effort to join tenders from 220 visiting yachts into the shape of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) logo, in the inaugural ‘hands across the blue’ event at Hideaway Bay in the Whitsundays. SICYC founder Ken Thackery and fellow Shaggers came up with the idea to further amplify…

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Your exclusive pass to the non-exclusive ‘Shagger’ party of the year

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Aug 2014

Your exclusive pass to the non-exclusive ‘Shagger’ party of the year

A group of yachties who are big on fun but low on pretence are turning the traditional notion of snooty bricks and mortar yacht club membership on its head with a club motto of ‘exclusively non-exclusive’ and a nick name widely known as ‘The Shaggers’. The Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) is a virtual yacht club which has stripped away the traditional yacht club…

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Abell Point Yacht Club to launch new Sunset Series

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Jul 2014

Abell Point Yacht Club to launch new Sunset Series

Abell Point Yacht Club (APYC) will launch it’s new Friday night twilight calendar from the 18th July renaming it the ‘Abell Point Sunset Series’. With the cruising season in the Whitsundays in full swing, prime sailing conditions will kick start the weekly sunset series which will include a number of great social events and a range of prizes for keen competitors.  The first twilight race of the series…

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Sunrise broadcasting from the revitalised Abell Point Marina

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Jun 2014

Sunrise broadcasting from the revitalised Abell Point Marina

Abell Point Marina are excited to announce that Sunrise TV show will be broadcasting their weather crosses live from the South Marina Village on Monday 30th June. With the multi-million dollar development less than a month away from completion, Abell Point Marina is fast becoming the destination of choice for yachties this cruising season.  With the upgrade of customer amenities, multi-lane arrival/departure plaza, increased car parking, opening of new Barcelona…

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