Everyone at Abell Point has gone out of their way to make sure our stay went smoothly.
Abell Point is a great facility for yachts to prepare for trips out into the Whitsundays, or take a little down time for the crew. The marina facilities have undergone a major revamp since their humble beginnings and now tick all the boxes a superyacht looks for when deciding where to berth.
The Whitsundays is Australia’s premier charter ground and offers everything a superyacht needs to keep her guests entertained. From tropical islands, pristine beaches, beautiful and protected anchorages, and shore-based activities like scenic flights, spas, access to fantastic diving out in the Coral Sea, and Great Barrier Reef and the world-renowned SS Yongala wreck which lies just off Townsville, along with great sport fishing opportunities.
Sailing the Whitsunday Islands has to be one of the highlights of sailing in Australia. Abell Point Marina is conveniently located close to the best sailing areas of the Whitsunday's but also in a very protected spot which offers great protection from strong south easterly trades. With her keel up, Sarissa draws 4m which is no problem for the marina. We've all been impressed by the extremely helpful and friendly support we've received whilst visiting and we look forward to coming back again in the future.
The new depths on the Superyacht arm has provided S/Y Indio which has a 5m draught to use Abell Point marina as a a suitable base during its stay in Whitsundays. Abell Point has been very accommodating allowing us to change berths on request and helped us with anything we have required. I would recommend it to any yacht cruising the Whitsundays.
Our Motor Yacht Vegas cruises the Whitsundays and surrounding Great Barrier Reef extensively for 4 months of the year. Every year. We are in the region around Late July early August and do not leave until early December. We have cruised extensively throughout Australia and the South Pacific Islands all the way to Tahiti.
We use many marina facilities throughout our travels. Whether it be long term or casual berthing, provisioning or overnight stays. There is no equal to the reception you get on arrival at Abell Point.
It is not just the pleasant well educated staff. Or the effort they go to from the time they take your call on the phone to make a booking to your arrival at the dock. It is the culture instilled in every one involved at Abell Point Marina. Paul has built by far the best Super Yacht destination in Australia. It does not stop there. Paul and his highly motivated team ensure your stay is as stress free as humanly possible. They go out of their way to ensure this happens.
The Marina provides courtesy cars. They provide Helicopter transfers between the mainland and the airport on nearby Hamilton Island. Paul himself is Yacht owner and this reflects in the service he provides to other yacht owners from the many years he has cruised the waters in and around Australia. You cannot provide a better service unless you have experienced what other marinas offer.
Abell Point Marina has not been built on chance. Paul has designed the Marina around how he lives. You treat others how you would like to be treated yourself. He has staked his reputation on it. And all this reflects on the outstanding staff he employs and the destination Abell Point Marina is.
The facilities and infrastructure of Abell Point Marina and the ongoing development of services the marina provides for all yacht uses in the Whitsundays, is second to none.
Without question, every year since Paul and his talented team of individuals took over Abell Point Marina, we get excited heading back there.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the Abell Point staff and management.
I feel it must be said with 14 years’ experience (super yachts) of visiting the Whitsunday region and in particular Abell Point Marina, your marina and staff have undergone what I could be best described as a miraculous transformation, the can do attitude was a delight to deal with, and the surroundings within the marina are world class.
Managements changes and plans are truly a credit to all involved, we loved our experience this year, and I look forward to berthing again real soon in Australia's newest number ONE marina, Abell Point.
Well done everyone.