In this October 2011 issue
  • The Point Restaurant - Another Award Winning Chef
  • The Deck Café - for all your holiday festivities
  • MDBS Port Stephens - More boats wanted
  • MDBS Port Stephens - Welcomes new Team Member  
  • Soldiers Point Marine Centre -  50 Point Safety Check
  • Soldiers Point Sailing School - off to a flying start 
  • The Point Restaurant - Melbourne Cup, Christmas Party and New Years Eve  
  • MDBS Port Stephens Boat of the Month - Sea Ray 275 Sundancer 
  • Soldiers Point Boat Hire - Perfect time for fishing & exploring  
  • Soldiers Point Marine Centre - Excellent offer from Mercury
  • The Boat Shed & General Store - Refurbished and stocked with all the necessities


If you are planning a trip to Soldiers Point Marina on your vessel and need additional accommodation for family or friends, the marina has purchased a new very stylish apartment, a convenient three minute walk from the marina which is available for short term rental. Please call me on (02) 4982 7445 for further details.

If you have a trailer boat and have no where to store it its worth thinking about our Flagship Undercover Boat Storage facility located only a kilometre from the nearest boat ramp. If you need a hand our friendly 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.

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 both offering superb meals and live entertainment.

Hope to see you all soon and happy boating.

Darrell Barnett CMM
Soldiers Point Marina Manager

Soldiers Point Boat Hire

With the weather and water getting warmer its now the perfect time to hire a boat, enjoy our magnificent waterways and perhaps a spot of fishing. Soldiers Point Boat Hire have the latest, and most well maintained hire boats around so come down and talk to our Manager James who will tell you about all the areas greatest fishing spots.

19' Pontoon Boat

With our focus on our customer safety each boat  in our fleet carries onboard GPS technology which
puts you under the watchful eye of management for the duration of your hire period.

Melbourne Cup Day, Christmas parties and New Years Eve at The Point Restaurant 

With Melbourne Cup Day just around the corner and Christmas and New Years Eve only a few months away now is the time to let Julie from The Point organise these functions for you so you can relax and enjoy a hassle free and fun time. As always the menus from this multi award winning restaurant take advantage of the best local seafood and fresh produce this area offers.

So, on the first Tuesday in November grab your friends and your most gorgeous hat and head to The Point to watch the big race on the large TV screen, win lots on the sweeps and be in with a chance to win the lucky door prize. Cost $35pp

A big Christmas party will be held on Friday December 9th at 7pm and what a great way to celebrate the end of your working year. 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. Everyone's welcome but reservations are essential. Cost $50pp

A 1970s style dinner dance with live entertainment (and a prize for the best 70s outfit) is planned for New Years Eve with a brilliant menu to match. The Point provides 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


Please click below for the menus:
MDBS Boat of the Month



This month we would like to feature "Life of Riley" a 2007 Sea Ray 275 Sundancer. A quality built family cruiser which has been beautifully maintained over its short life. She has been slipped and anti-fouled annually and all service records are available. The boat presents as new and the 300HP Mercruiser engine has a grand total of only 200 hours logged. At only $94,500 this is a great investment and a wonderful way to spend the summer exploring the Port Stephens water way in style and comfort!


Contact Peter or Simon today at:


MDBS Port Stephens
Soldiers Point Marina
Sunset Boulevarde
NSW 2317

Phone: (02) 4919 1555

Peter Kennedy: 0409 050 928
Simon French: 0404 218 459

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Weekends 9 30 am - 4 30pm

Time Now to Get Your Boat Checked
for Summer PLUS BIG Mercury Offer at Soldiers Point Marine Centre

This is a great time to book in now to get your boat slipped and anti-fouled for peace of mind and the busy boating times ahead.

Repower or purchase a new boat fitted with a selected OptiMax, Verado or FourStroke model and you'll not only catch the ultimate in performance and efficiency, but you'll also hook some outstanding savings. This offer is available on selected models, whilst stock lasts. Grab one today. You can save up to $2,500

This offer is available only while stocks last and ends 31st October 2011.

Talk to Jenny or Clive for all the details.

Phone: (02) 4984 6300

MDBS Port Stephens wants to sell your boat! 

Due to the high demand in the market at the moment we are currently seeking all listings available.

With the cruising season just around the corner we are receiving a record number of enquiries and sales, generating great results for vendors and customers alike.

Peter Kennedy

So, if its time to seriously start thinking about selling your boat, get on the phone to Peter or Simon today and let them organise all the finer details for you.

Phone: (02) 4919 1555

Peter Kennedy: 0409 050 928
Simon French: 0404 218 459

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Weekends 9 30 am - 4 30pm

Another Award Winning Apprentice Chef from The Point Restaurant beats finalists from NSW, Victoria and ACT

There aren't many more proud parents around at the moment than Paul and Julie Simpson from The Point Restaurant after hearing of son Reeds huge culinary and well deserved win recently. Third year apprentice Reed won 1st prize in the 2011 HTN apprentice chef culinary competition held in Sydney beating all finalists from Victoria / ACT & NSW regions.

Reed was presented with an oversized cheque sitting in the restaurant for $2,500.00 'his winnings'.

Reed with his prize winning cheque and very proud parents Paul and Julie.

The Boat Shed and General Store

Wow! Many years in the hospitality and retail business have really paid off with this very stylish new makeover of the Boat Shed and General Store by owner Jackie Kennedy. Warm welcoming and inviting Jackie is continuing her focus on outstanding customer service by providing all the essentials (and then some) enabling you to enjoy your time on your vessel without having to leave the marina for supplies.

Fresh fruit, gourmet products, snack foods, ice-creams, drinks, bait, fishing tackle, ice are available. Jackie has got lots of exciting plans for the Boat Shed and General Store so stay tuned for lots of surprises.

The Boat Shed & General Store
Open 7 days
Phone: (02) 4919 1234
Mobile: 0427 441 290


Soldiers Point Sailing School - Off to a Flying Start

School holiday fun at Soldiers Point Sailing School

Students from Tomaree High School and St Philips Christian College are already sailing solo during their Wednesday sports program in the eight brand new Optimists and two Lasers purchased by the marina. On completion of the 10 week course students will achieve their Basic Skills One as part of the National Small Boat Sailing Scheme.


MDBS Port Stephens Welcomes new Team Member

We would like to welcome aboard Simon French to our sales team. Simon Joins us as a yachting specialist and brings with him many years of experience in yacht racing, cruising and commercial enterprise.

Simon has been an active and competitive member of Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club since its inception and has competed in many of the blue water classics on the east coast including the Sydney to Southport, Pittwater to Coffs and Short Handed Sailing Association races. He has also recently completed his Master Class V and Marine Engine Driver qualifications.

Call in to see Simon at MDBS to discuss all your options whether buying or selling your vessel, or contact him on (02) 4919 1555 or 0404 218 459


Pay only $99 for a 50 Point Check and receive a $50 discount on your Club Marine Insurance Policy.

There isn't a better time than right now to get your boat checked over with the experts at Soldiers Point Marine Centre in preparation for the busy boating season. Call Clive or Jenny today to book in and get your boat thoroughly checked out.

Conditions apply

Phone: (02) 4984 6300              

The Deck Cafe/Waterfront Bar - for all your holiday festivities

If you haven't already its time now to make your reservations for Christmas Day and New Years Eve at The Deck. The traditional menus for both events feature fresh seafood including lobster with a choice of eight entrees and main courses with four choices from the dessert menu. The cost is only $110.00 per person for Christmas Day and New Years Eve and includes live music on New Years Eve.  Bookings are essential.

If you love absolute waterfront dining then look no further than The Deck.

Call the Pappas family today!

Phone:  (02) 4919 1502

Open: Monday - Sunday, breakfast from 8am, lunch from 12noon, dinner from 6pm

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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