In this May 2010 issue

* International 5 Gold Anchor Award for the marina
* Vale Leif Albertson
* The Boat Shed
* The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar
* MDBS Port Stephens - Boat Brokerage
* Music on the Water, the best ever
* Soldiers Point Marina host  the National SB3 titles
* Special June Menu from The Point Restaurant

* Soldiers Point Boat Hire

Well as you all know by now we had very exciting news recently with the announcement by the Marina Industries Association of Australia that SPM had been awarded the International 5 Gold Anchor status, the highest achievement possible for a marina.

Ninety five assessment criteria were used to arrive at the rating which assesses infrastructure, facilities, planning and services. We will be "mystery shopped" over the next three years to ensure that we continue our high standards, enabling us to maintain our 5 Gold Anchor status. This international recognition reinforces our marina Vision Statement that states... "Year after year, Soldiers Point Marina and the people who operate the facility will be regarded as the best and most sought after marina and management structure in Australia".
Hope to see you all soon and happy boating.
Darrell Barnett CMM
Soldiers Point Marina Manager

Ultimate International Rating Award...
5 Gold Anchor Status

The Hon Jodi McKay MP, Minister for the Hunter and Minister for Tourism travelled to Soldiers Point Marina recently to present Manager Darrell Barnett CMM with the 5 Gold Anchor Certificate at a special celebratory luncheon with many other invited dignitaries.

"It's fantastic to see Soldiers Point Marina achieve the highest possible Gold Anchor rating and testifies to the commitment and professionalism of everyone involved in making this happen" said Minister McKay.

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What's New at MDBS Boat Brokerage - Port Stephens

The new office at Soldiers Point Marina is now successfully up and running. Several quality boats on the marina are now listed for sale and there has already been several happy purchasers take delivery of their new craft. It is interesting to note that the initial enquiry came, not from the internet, but from Trade-A-Boat magazine. We cannot overlook the importance of wide coverage as well as the simplest advertising tool - a quality 'FOR SALE' sign displayed on the boat.

If you would like to discuss the purchase/sale of a boat please contact Tim on 0410 784 522

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New Winter Package Deals from Soldiers Point Boat Hire save you 33%

There's always something happening at Soldiers Point Boat Hire. They now have a NEWS page on their website where you will find great pay in advance package deals, along with regular updates! Customers can also follow their Facebook page with many customer stories and juicy tit-bits of the week gone by.

Check out their website

or phone 4919 1234.

Please click here for all the package deals (PDF)

The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar

For the most fabulous Mediterranean influenced food in town look no further than The Deck.

You will be immediately welcomed by one of the big happy Pappas family into a warm and relaxed dining atmosphere.

Enjoy the famous sunsets with a relaxing afternoon cocktail or pop in for a delicious waterside meal.

The Deck are having another of their famous "Greek Nights" on Friday May 28th for the very reasonable price of only $55 per person.

Open for breakfast from 8am, lunch 12 and dinner from 6pm. Closed over the cooler months on Sunday and Monday nights.

For bookings please call 49191502 or have a look at the menu and various function opportunities on

Vale Leif Albertson

It was with great sadness that we heard of the recent passing of Leif Albertson a great friend of Soldiers Point Marina. Leif had only been at the Marina at Easter time conducting his popular boat handling clinic for Marina Customers and spending one on one time with them in the afternoon.

Our deepest sympathies are with Leif's family and friends, he will be sadly missed.

Music on the Water, the Most Successful Yet

The latest Seafari was held on Easter Sunday at Fame Cove with over 50 boats dropping anchor for an afternoon of good company, good music and relaxation.

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Round-up of SB3 National Championships, hosted by the Soldiers Point Marina

Soldiers Point Marina hosted the SB3 National Championship with world champions and Olympians, held as part of Sail Port Stephens 2010 from the 12th to the 18th of April.

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The Point Restaurant... the Ideal Setting for Your Special Occasion

The multi award winning Point Restaurant is the perfect location for your special event, 21st, weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions etc.

The Point is open most days for lunch and dinner except for Sunday nights for dinner and all day Monday through the winter months.
Now is the time to call in and try out their brand new a la carte menu.

Please call 49847111 for bookings or check their website for all their great offers

Please click here for the special June menu. (PDF)

The Boat Shed, Now Selling Ice & LPG and Happy to Stock Your Boat

Marina Customers are now able to purchase Ice and all LPG requirements from The Boat Shed.

Call in and say hi to Glenn and his friendly team and have a look at all their tempting gourmet goodies as well as the daily essentials.
The staff will now happily supply provisions for your boat, all ready for you to simply step on board and relax without any fuss, its all only a phone call away. Phone: 4919 1234
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Contact Soldiers Point Marina
Soldiers Point Marina
Sunset Boulevarde
Soldiers Pt 2317
Port Stephens NSW

Phone: 02 4982 7445
Int: +61 2 4982 7445
Fax: 02 4982 7193
Int: +61 2 4982 7193

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