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Sea, road AND air?  Abell Point Marina has you covered.

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Dec 2014

Sea, road AND air? Abell Point Marina has you covered.

Already renowned for state of the art facilities and luxury conveniences, Abell Point Marina is about to add two more exceptional guest services to its bow – a free courtesy car and a dedicated helicopter service. Responding to feedback from guests, the Marina has added the new services in order to help provide the best possible experience for visitors to the area. “It’s all part…

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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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STS Young Endeavour has arrived at Abell Point Marina

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May 2014

STS Young Endeavour has arrived at Abell Point Marina

Come on down to admire this beautiful piece of Australian history while it is berthed for a few days. STS Young Endeavour is the Bicentenary gift given by Great Britain to the people of Australia in 1988. Each year the ship sails the Australian coast, providing challenging adventures at sea to young Australians aged 16-23. During each voyage these youth crew learn the skills to…

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Abell Point Yacht Club Welcomes Revival

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Mar 2014

Abell Point Yacht Club Welcomes Revival

In conjunction with the launch of the revitalised Abell Point Marina brand, the marina has announced this week it will throw support behind the Abell Point Yacht Club (APYC) as part of the vision to create a destination marina. With the multi-million dollar redevelopment well progressed and due to be complete before the start of this year’s cruising season, the launch of the new brand…

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Stay, Play, Explore at Abell Point Marina this Easter

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Mar 2014

Stay, Play, Explore at Abell Point Marina this Easter

Explore the wonder of the Whitsundays this Easter from the redeveloped Abell Point Marina. The multi-million dollar makeover is nearly complete, and Abell Point Marina will shortly emerge with a bold new look, driven by an invigorated vision. With school holidays, Easter break and Anzac Day extending over the month of April, Abell Point Marina will be the ultimate destination to Stay, Play & Explore…

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