Media Releases


Abell Point Marina strikes double gold!

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Oct 2017

Abell Point Marina strikes double gold!

It was a record attendance at the 2017 Whitsunday Tourism Awards at Hamilton Island this weekend. Over 340 attended the gala dinner with representatives from local tourism operators, regional and state tourism bodies, and local and state government, all gathering together to celebrate the achievements of the tourism industry this year. The message for the night was that the Whitsundays is ‘batting well above average’…

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Funding Boost for Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

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Sep 2017

Funding Boost for Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

MEDIA RELEASE – Tourism Whitsundays For immediate release –  September 26, 2017 The Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival received a welcome injection of cash today when it was announced the event would receive $200,000 in Federal Government ‘matched’ funding. The announcement was made this morning by Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen and Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox at Abell Point Marina, which will host the Clipper…

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Abell Point Marina restoration on time, on budget!

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Sep 2017

Abell Point Marina restoration on time, on budget!

This week marks the completion of the on-water restoration project at Abell Point Marina in the wake of the Tropical Cyclone Debbie. In the immediate aftermath, 20% of the on-water berthing at Abell Point was damage amounting to approximately 120 berths in this 507-wet berth marina. In a coordinated effort between Superior Jetties, CGU Insurance and Oceanic Marine Risk, the restoration works commenced 3 April,…

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Countdown to Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival begins

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Aug 2017

Countdown to Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival begins

MEDIA RELEASE: TOURISM WHITSUNDAYS 24.08.17 The countdown is on for the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival, after the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race set sail from the UK on Sunday [August 20th] on an epic 11-month voyage. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a unique event, in which more than 700 amateur crew members are teamed with experienced skippers to sail 12 yachts…

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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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