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Clipper Carnival boosts Whitsunday Economy

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May 2018

Clipper Carnival boosts Whitsunday Economy

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games The Honourable Kate Jones Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Clipper Carnival boosts Whitsunday Economy Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has revealed the Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival injected around $2 million into the local economy. Ms Jones said the event held in January generated almost 8800 visitor nights from attendees outside the region….

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APYC Coral Cruise 2018

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Apr 2018

APYC Coral Cruise 2018

It is set to be another jam packed schedule of events at this year’s Abell Point Yacht Club Coral Cruise. All are welcome to sign up for a week of great sailing, fun activities and good conversation with like-minded boaties. In support of the rally and as ongoing sponsors of the Abell Point Yacht Club, Abell Point Marina has extended a night’s complimentary berthing for…

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Award-winning marina welcomes new General Manager!

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Apr 2018

Award-winning marina welcomes new General Manager!

Award-winning marina precinct, Abell Point Marina, welcomes new General Manager, Kate Purdie, to the team. Ms Purdie replaces Luke McCaul as General Manager of the largest marina on the east coast of Queensland. With 517 wet berths and berthing to accommodate vessels up to 80m in length, Abell Point Marina has over recent years experienced an $18million redevelopment to become an award-winning marina precinct and…

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Join the SICYC Season of Sail

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Apr 2018

Join the SICYC Season of Sail

With 6053 members the SICYC is the largest cruising yacht club in Australia. Each member is a Vice Commodore and the concept of the yacht club is that they are ‘exclusively non-exclusive’. Abell Point Marina is a proud long term major sponsor of the SICYC and annual welcomes hundreds of ‘Shaggers’ to the marina during annual cruising migrations north. This year the SICYC have devised…

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Cyclone warning cancelled for Whitsundays – 05.04.18

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Apr 2018

Cyclone warning cancelled for Whitsundays – 05.04.18

Update from Regional Harbour Master The Whitsunday Pilotage Area is no longer under Bureau of Meteorology cyclone warning or watch. With improved weather conditions, the Regional Harbour Master will re-open the Pilotage Area at 0800 hours local time today 5 April 2018.  **The pilotage area is only open for ferries and powered vessels of 20m in length or more. All other vessels must remain secured…

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Apr 2018

Message from Regional Harbour Master // 8am 3.04.18

  Message from Regional Harbour Master  Due to the forecast severe weather conditions associated with T.C Iris, the Regional Harbour Master will close the Whitsunday Pilotage Area on Wednesday 4 April 2018 from 1000 hours local time. All vessels are directed to return to base or seek shelter and secured by closure time. No vessel movement will be allowed after the closure without approval of…

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Cyclone Warning issued by Bureau of Meterology – 03.04.18

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Apr 2018

Cyclone Warning issued by Bureau of Meterology – 03.04.18

Tropical cyclone warning has now been declared for parts of the Lower Burdekin, Central Coast & Whitsunday Islands. Abell Point Marina has begun preparations to pack down and secure the site. Please refer to our Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Procedure for the minimum requirements necessary for vessels berthed at Abell Point Marina in severe weather. If you are unable to ensure the safety of your vessel,…

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Council approves design for $6.3 million Airlie Foreshore Revitalisation

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Mar 2018

Council approves design for $6.3 million Airlie Foreshore Revitalisation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 28 MARCH, 2018 Whitsunday Regional Council today voted unanimously to approve the detailed design for the $6.3 million Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Project. Mayor Andrew Willcox said once completed, the newly developed foreshore area will provide a place where residents and tourists can gather, attend events and relax in a high-quality seaside environment. “This will activate the Airlie Beach foreshore and…

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Cumberland Charter Yachts

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Mar 2018

Aquila 44 Takes the Whitsundays by storm

Cumberland Charter Yachts Wednesday, 28 March 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In as little as 12 months, Cumberland Charter Yachts have welcomed their second Aquila 44 power catamaran into their fleet this week, making them the only bareboat company in the country that holiday makers can charter one through. The Aquila 44 was first launched at the Miami Boat Show in America in 2014 and went…

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An Easter egg hunt with a twist

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Mar 2018

An Easter egg hunt with a twist

A dive shop in The Whitsundays is having an Easter egg hunt with a twist.  Dive instructors and volunteers have placed dozens of aluminium coins tied to existing plastic marine debris above the high tide line.  The Whitsunday beach treasure hunt hopes to encourage kids, young adults and families to dive, snorkel and walk the beautiful beaches of The Whitsundays.  Find a coin and help…

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