In this November 2010 issue
  • Flagship Apartment - NEW
  • Flagship Undercover Boat Storage and Valet service
  • New Years Eve at The Point Restaurant
  • Soldiers Point Boat Hire - Sizzling Summer Specials
  • Christmas Day & New Years Eve at The Deck Cafe Waterfront Bar
  • De-Winterise Your Boat for the Holidays
  • MDBS Port Stephens - This months Best Buy
  • Soldiers Pt Boat Hire - Digi-Fish Photo Competition!
  • Christmas gift suggestions for that perfect gift
  • Summer Dates for Your Diary
  • Christmas Symbols and Traditions, did you know...


Christmas is nearly upon us, this will be our last e-newsletter for the year and I hope you have enjoyed all our news of the comings and goings at the marina.

As always we are looking to improve our services and facilities for you, and we hope that you will enjoy the newly created guest lounge/library/business centre on the upper level of the marina building.

Soldiers Point Marina has recently purchased a new very stylish apartment, a convenient three minute walk from the marina which is available for short term rental. You can read more about our Flagship Apartment below.

We've got an action packed time planned if you are joining us over the holiday season. Once again the New Years Eve fireworks have been arranged for midnight and a perfect spot to enjoy them will be from The Point Restaurant and The Deck Café. Details on all the other activities are mentioned below.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe boating summer.
Darrell Barnett CMM
Soldiers Point Marina Manager

Introducing the Stylish, Spacious New Flagship Apartment

Perfectly situated, the Flagship Apartment is a three minute walk from Soldiers Point Marina.

Actual view from the Flagship Apartment.

The three bedroom, stylish and luxuriously appointed apartment is brand new with stunning views over Port Stephens and available for short term rental.

Click here for all the details

New Years Eve at The Point Restaurant

New Years Eve at The Point is quite an experience, with a superb meal, live entertainment and a great vantage point to watch the midnight fireworks at the marina. Bookings are essential and it is advisable to contact Julie early on (02) 4984 7111


- View the Point's New Years Eve menu

Christmas Day & New Years Eve at The Deck Cafe Waterfront Bar

Spoil yourself this Christmas and head to The Deck right on the waters edge at the marina, and let the big Pappas family spoil you with their famous hospitality and meditteranean influenced menu.

- Christmas Day Menu

- New Years Eve Menu

Soldiers Point Boat Hire - Sizzling Summer Specials

With a very warm summer predicted it will be a perfect time to enjoy exploring all our beautiful waterways in the very latest hire boats. Most of the boats don't need a licensed driver and there are a few tempting specials. With your safety in mind all the boats are fitted with a GPS and an Aid and Assist Button.

Hire Special... pay for 2 days and receive the 3rd day FREE (conditions apply)

Ph: (02) 4919 1234
Mob: 0419 482592

Click here for our Summer Specials (PDF, 140KB)
Click here for All Hire rates (PDF, 120KB)

Digi-Fish Photo Competition!
Soldiers Pt Boat Hire

Over the months of December and January Soldiers Point Boat Hire is running our inaugural Digi-Fish photo competition.

Soldiers Point Boat Hire  customers can simply take a photo of their catch whilst out in one of our boats with their camera, mobile phone or iPhone, send it through to the office and the biggest catch for the month wins a great promotional package!

This package will include vouchers for free hires, coffee from The Deck and some great give away products from some of our suppliers.

Contact the office on (02) 4919 1234 for details.

(Conditions do apply)

"De-winterise" your engine before summer at Soldiers Point Marine Centre

It is important to have your engine checked after it's been laying idle over the winter period.

To ensure your boat is in full working order, Soldiers Point Marine Centre recommends that you get your engine serviced ahead of time. It's important to change your oil and filters to prevent corrosion and excessive wear that can lead to loss of power, poor fuel economy or engine failure, usually with a boat full of family and guests up visiting on holidays. Call Clive to book in your service on 02 4984 6300.

    Dates for Your Summer Diary


Saturday December 4th, 1.30 - 4pm *
Seafari, Music on the Water

New Years Eve Fireworks, midnight
Soldiers Point Marina

Monday January 3rd, 1.30 - 4pm
Seafari, Music on the Water

January 12th, 10.30am
Stinkers Fishing Clinic, Soldiers Point Marina



* Please ring Darrell on the mornings of
Seafari for exact location

Flagship Undercover Boat Storage & Valet Service

Located only one kilometre to the nearest boat ramp and the pristine waters of Port Stephens is the seven day a week Flagship Undercover Boat Storage facility. If you prefer, the helpful marina staff can help you hitch and unhitch your boat and/or also take your boat to the marina ready for you to step on board without any hassles.

Click here for all the details

MDBS -Port Stephens ...Just 12 Days from Listing to Contract!!

A local Markline 900 owner has reason to smile since we found a suitable purchaser in record time. This just supports the notion that a well presented boat, priced sensibly for the market, will sell in a reasonably short timeframe at this time of year. The average time taken to sell boats has been 3 - 4 months, an indicator that the market is far from dead.

The hardstand yard has worked well as a venue to sell trailer boats, with all bar one used boat having found a new owner. The remaining boat is a very smart, near new, 4.8M Bass boat. Fast, beamy and economical it represents excellent value at $18,000. If you are thinking of selling your boat and want results then I'd be pleased to talk with you. Here's wishing you a great summer's boating!

Click here to see this month's best buy from MDBS - Port Stephens
Christmas Gift Suggestions

Massage & Beauty Treatments
The Beauty Centre

Boat Hire Vouchers
Soldiers Point Boat Hire

Gift Vouchers
The Point & The Deck

Antifoul Gift Voucher
Soldiers Point Marine Centre

 New Life Jackets Available from
Soldiers Point Marine Centre

New life jacket reforms effective 1st November for vessels under 4.8m require all persons to wear a life jacket at night, on open ocean waters, when boating alone and when boat is used as a tender more than 400m from shore. At only $99, the life jackets are a very handy Christmas gift!

Please call Corrie on
(02) 4984 6300

Huge Christmas Party at The Point

Let Julie and Paul take all the worry out of arranging your Christmas celebrations. They are organising a big Christmas party to be held on Friday December 10th at 7pm. So, grab your work colleagues, put on your dancing shoes for the DJ and enjoy all the decorations and bonbons and of course a festive menu at only $59 per person. Everyones welcome but reservations are essential

Open: Tuesday- Sunday for lunch & dinner
(closed Mondays except for the first 2 following Christmas Day)

Ph: (02) 4984 7111


- November Lunch Special (PDF, 190KB)

- December Lunch Special (PDF, 120KB)

Christmas Symbols and Traditions
Did you know...

 Xmas - this spelling is not irreligious. The use of this spelling dates back a long time and comes from the Greek word Xristos meaning Christ. By the 1500s, the term Xmas was used regularly.

Christmas Carols - carolling dates back to Greece and originates in the word choraulien, meaning to "dance to a flute". Later in the Middle Ages it meant, "to sing and dance together" and became linked to Christmas songs.

Christmas Wreath - the custom of hanging a wreath on the front door is borrowed from the ancient Romans who wished each other "good health" by exchanging branches of evergreens. It became the custom to bend these branches into a ring and hang them on doorways.

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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