Media Releases


FLEET during the 2016 Sydney Harbour regatta, Sydney
05/03/2016
ph. Andrea Francolini

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Feb 2017

Entry extended as new sponsor announced for 2017 Sydney Harbour Regatta 

For immediate release – 22 February, 2017                                                     With entries at a record high of 170, Middle Harbour Yacht Club announces a new major sponsor has joined forces with the Sydney Harbour Regatta, NSW’s largest keelboat regatta, and officials could not be more pleased. Abell Point Marina, one of the largest marinas in Australia with over 500 wet berths accommodating vessels up to 60 metres in the…

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We’re making quite a splash!

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Feb 2017

We’re making quite a splash!

With a strong focus on continuous improvement, Abell Point Marina, the popular Queensland marina precinct, has seen significant infrastructure and service upgrades since it came under new ownership in 2013. Achieving the first global 5 Gold Anchor accreditation in the world in 2016 cemented Abell Point’s position in the marina industry and 2017 will see some newsworthy additions to the Abell Point offer. One of…

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Ocean Club floats to success

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Feb 2017

Ocean Club floats to success

10th Feb 2017 – featured in the Whitsunday Times WHAT was once a bare pontoon from the outer reef is now a $1.6 million floating Ocean Club one step closer to completion. And there was great anticipation as the structure was gradually lowered on the water adjacent to the Shute Harbour Motel Hotel today. Following a year of construction, the final touches are set to…

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2016 – Our Year in Review

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Jan 2017

2016 – Our Year in Review

As we move into 2017 with a fresh perspective and renewed vision, it is also a good time to reflect on the year that was. For Abell Point Marina, 2016 was an incredible year of development and achievements. As well as the ongoing development of the marina facilities and amenities, the roll out of the Year of the VIB (Very Important Boatie) and the introduction…

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Heli Service available to/from Abell Point Marina

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Dec 2016

Increased access to the Whitsundays in 2017

For immediate release. Media Release – from Tourism Whitsundays: A massive tick of confidence has been shown in the Whitsundays with the announcement today that an additional seven flights a week will commence flying into the region in April 2017. Jetstar and Whitsunday Coast Airport made the announcement after negotiations with Whitsunday Regional Council during the past few months. The flights mean an additional 65,000…

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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

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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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