Media Releases


Reef Awareness One Step Closer

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Dec 2016

Reef Awareness One Step Closer

Published: Whitsunday Times, Thursday 1 December Puttinga smile on the faces of children who have never seen the Great Barrier Reef is what motivates Spirit and Soul Foundation member Dave Freeman. Thanks to the good will of twop generous companies,, this goal is one step closer to completion. Mr Freeman presented Abell Point Marina general manager Luke McCaul and Mirage Whitsundays general manager Ann-Marie Oxley…

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Abell Point Marina launches eConcierge app

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Nov 2016

Abell Point Marina launches eConcierge app

Abell Point Marina is set to take customer service for guests and visitors to their marina to another level, by launching their e-concierge service in the form of a marina app. Available through Google and the Apple store, the Stay.Play.Explore app provides unprecedented access to information about the marina, it’s services and the Whitsundays. The Abell Point Marina app is the brainchild of marina dockhand…

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Abell Point Marina wins Major Tourism Attraction (Gold)

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Oct 2016

Abell Point Marina wins Major Tourism Attraction (Gold)

The team at Abell Point Marina are celebrating after taking out the Gold – Major Tourism Attraction at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards on Saturday 29 October. After being awarded with the Global 5 Gold Anchor Accreditation in August this year, 2016 is fast becoming a year of ‘gold’ achievements for the team at Abell Point. The gala event was held at Cape Gloucester Eco Resort…

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“Welcome’’ says 5 Gold Anchor globally accredited marina Abell Point

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Sep 2016

“Welcome’’ says 5 Gold Anchor globally accredited marina Abell Point

Since attaining 5 Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation earlier this month the team at Abell Point Marina have added another level of service to their offer to further enhance the customer experience and reconfirm Abell Point as the destination marina of choice in the Whitsundays. For first timers, entering a new marina can potentially be a daunting experience. Verbal directions over the radio often lead…

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Abell Point Marina

15

Sep 2016

It’s GOLD for Abell Point Marina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It’s GOLD for Abell Point Marina! In a formal ceremony taking place this week, owner of Abell Point Marina, Paul Darrouzet was awarded 5 Gold Anchor accreditation by Colin Bransgrove, CEO Marina Industries Association (MIA). Abell Point Marina have officially now become the first marina internationally to attain Gold Anchor accreditation under the Global Gold Anchor Scheme. The certification was awarded yesterday…

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Records broken for 2016 SICYC rendezvous

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Aug 2016

Records broken for 2016 SICYC rendezvous

  With record attendance, the annual Whitsunday rendezvous of the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) continues to grow from strength to strength and cement its status as a major event in the annual cruising calendar. Set in the stunning waters of the Whitsunday Islands, the 2016 rendezvous saw over 200 yachts moored in the Gloucester passage, with the overall attendance over the weekend being…

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Whitsunday Seafood Company

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Aug 2016

Whitsunday Seafood Company steps aboard!

Opening their doors and joining the team at Abell Point Marina this month is the locally owned and operated Whitsunday Seafood Company. Providing marina guests, locals and visitors to the marina village with the best in local seafood, is a service which Whitsunday Seafood Company owner operators Matthew Fitzgerald and Tamie Scott are proud to be offering at their new retail store at Abell Point…

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Whitsunday Jetski Tours ‘Once in a lifetime’ experience

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Jul 2016

Whitsunday Jetski Tours ‘Once in a lifetime’ experience

Whitsunday Jetski Tours and their guests were treated to a ‘Once in a lifetime’ experience last Friday on their Two Island Safari jetski tour enroute to Daydream Island. Tour guides Ian Wilson and Levi Shapendonk, had spotted a whale about 1km away and decided to have the guests shut down the jetski engines and enjoy the spectacle from afar, within 10 minutes the whale was…

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STS Young Endeavour

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Jul 2016

STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR TO VISIT AIRLIE BEACH

WHAT:        STS Young Endeavour will arrive at Airlie Beach crewed by 24 young Australians from around the country, including six from Queensland. WHEN:    9:45am for a 10:00am arrival, Saturday 9 July 2016 WHERE:     Abell Point Marina, Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach WHO:         Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe OAM RAN, Commanding Officer of STS Young Endeavour, and the 24 youth who have sailed the ship from Gladstone. The national…

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06

Jun 2016

The facts for the superyacht industry re coral bleaching

Australian International Marine Export Group | Superyacht Australia     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 3rd June Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) confirmed to Superyacht Australia at the recent ASMEX conference held 17/18 May at Sanctuary Cove in Queensland that superyachts cruising the Great Barrier Reef are not in any way causing coral bleaching. Simon Banks GM GBRMPA who attended the conference and provided an excellent…

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