In this February 2012 issue

  • Summer snaphot of the marina
  • Sail Port Stephens Junior Regatta
  • Lunch Orders Taken for Game fishers
  • New Beauty Therapist at Marina
  • Marina supports local Mayoral Scholarships
  • The Point Restaurant - New Lunch and Dinner Menu
  • The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar
  • MDBS Port Stephens - Boat of the Month
  • "Hey Jude" - Take an Old Boat and Make her Better
  • Soldiers Point Sailing School
  • Life Jackets available at Soldiers Point Marine Centre
  • New Low Carbon Directory - and we are in it


We are well and truly into 2012 now but a belated Happy New Year to you all. The Marina was a hive of activity over the holiday period; see below for a brief round up of all the fun.

As is usual over summer our guests are very appreciative of the complimentary morning newspapers and coffees delivered to their boats and needless to say "happy hour' with complimentary cocktails is a highlight of the afternoon.

New Years Eve went off with a bang helped along with a fantastic midnight fireworks display – most say the best ever.

We look forward to welcoming all our game fishers to the marina in the coming weeks for the NSWGFA Interclub, and wish them all the very best for a very successful tournament.

Hope to see you all soon and happy boating
Darrell Barnett CMM
Soldiers Point Marina Manager


Summer snaphot of the marina

New Years Eve Fireworks

A spectacular midnight fireworks display on New Years Eve, sponsored by the marina for the benefit of all marina customers and diners at the 2 superb marina restaurants, The Point and The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar


The Circus Hits town

The opening night of the Great Moscow Circus at Salamander was gifted as a charity night to our local Mayor Bob Westbury to raise funds for local charities of his choice. The Real Futures Program was one beneficiary of the $25,000 raised. As the major sponsor of the Real Futures Program - a ready for work program conducted in our two local high schools, Soldiers Point Marina purchased 40 tickets for our customers to attend and enjoy.


Music on the Water – Seafari

A stunning Port Stephens summer day saw over 20 boats head out to North Arm Cove for a day on the water, drop anchor with everyone relaxing, eating seafood and listening to live music.

A great time was had by all – even mans best friend


Marina Massages

Complimentary head and shoulder massages on the marina were greeted with gusto by customers lining up for some pampering. Our new beauty therapist Jill is working from the marina on most days and at other times by appointment

Click here for the full list of treatments available.


Complimentary Cocktails, Coffee and Newspapers

Newspapers and coffees of choice are delivered with a smile each morning and eagerly anticipated cocktails are delivered to customers boats every afternoon


“Stinkers” Free Fishing Clinic

Another welcomed annual event – local fishing guru John “Stinker” Clarke kept his audience enthralled with his extensive local knowledge of all the best fishing spots and how to have lots of fun along the way. When it came time for a practical demonstration on the waterfront no one was more amazed than him when he hooked a good size flathead with his first throw!


The Point Restaurant
Brand New Lunch and Dinner Menus

Paul and Julie from the fine dining multi-award winning, The Point Restaurant have introduced two exciting new menus - for lunch and dinner.

Located on the upper level with incredible views out over the marina – this is the perfect location to enjoy Paul's well known fresh seafood and local beef dishes and Julies famous warm hospitality.

The new fixed price dinner menu features, Char grilled Squid, mango and cashew salad; Gold Band Snapper in tempura, mixed salad and chips with tartare sauce; 1824 Sirloin of Beef, field mushrooms with sautéed sweet potato and spinach - amongst other delicious choices.

The set price dinner is available Wednesday to Sunday (excluding Saturday night)

The new luncheon menu features Thai flavoured beef fillet strips, mango and cashew nut salad, King Prawn bruschetta, rocket and balsamic and nothing is priced over $20.

Please click here for the new Lunch Menu
Please click here for the new set Dinner Menu

Open 7 days

Contact Julie on (02) 4984 7111


Soldiers Point Marina - the only Marina in Low Carbon Economy Directory

Soldiers Point Marina is proud to be the only marina to be recognised in the newly released official Low Carbon Economy Directory. This directory contains a listing of businesses which have been certified under the NoCo2 Certification Program.

Each entity listed in the Low Carbon Directory has had the Carbon Reduction Institute conduct an emissions assessment or life cycle analysis on their business, product or service. Along with identifying areas to reduce their carbon footprint, each organisation has purchased verified carbon credits to offset their impact on climate change. Where a NoCO2 certification is given, the company or product is carbon neutral. LowCO2 certification means the operational impact of the entity has been offset. CNP means the products mentioned are carbon neutral.

“We take our sustainability initiatives very seriously at Soldiers Point Marina and we challenge all other marinas to do likewise “ said Marina General Manager Darrell Barnett CMM.

Full details are on our website under Sustainability Initiatives or visit


Next Seafari - Music on the Water
Easter Sunday April 8th

This is a great opportunity to gather your family and friends together on Easter Day and enjoy the tranquil surrounds of North Arm Cove. Bring your boat, drop anchor and enjoy the floating live entertainment, with platters of seafood available to purchase and lots of giveaways.

All the action starts at 1.00pm but it is advised that you check with the office in the morning as the venue may change depending on the prevailing winds.

Please phone the marina on (02) 4982 7445 on the morning of Seafari to confirm the location.


Soldiers Point Boat Hire

There’s no need to look any further for your hire boat to explore our magnificent waterways than Soldiers Point Boat Hire, located right on the marina.

The boats are the most modern and well maintained hire boats around and for most you don't even need a licence. With your safety in mind all the boats are fitted with a GPS and an Aid and Assist Button.

Our experienced team can let you in on a few secret fishing spots and for your convenience also sell ice, bait and even fishing lines.

Please click here for the great range of hire boats

Soldiers Point Boat Hire
Open 7 days
Phone: (02) 4919 1234
Mobile: 0427 441 290


New Life Jackets Available from Soldiers Point Marine Centre

New life jacket reforms for vessels less than 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. Can you put a price on safety.. life jackets are a must.

Please call Jenny on
(02) 4984 6300


Dates for Your Diary

April 7 – Boat Handling Clinic at the marina 10:30am - 12:00 noon

April 8 – Seafari – Music on the Water North Arm Cove, 1:00 - 4:00pm

April 16-22 - Sail Port Stephens


Sail Port Stephens
16th to 22nd April, 2012

There no better place to be than Port Stephens in the coming school holidays. Now in its fourth year Sail Port Stephens is one of the fastest growing sailing regattas in Australia, as our location on the eastern seaboard ensures easy access from all directions. The races include the following divisions:


For more info please visit:


Sail Port Stephens Junior Regatta – sponsored by Soldiers Point Marina

Soldiers Point Marina is proud to be the sponsor of the inaugural Sail Port Stephens Junior Regatta to be held Thursday and Friday April 19 and 20. The single sail boats including Optis, Bics and Sabots will be out in force competing for the Soldiers Point Cup.

Located around the calm water ways of Soldiers Point and Salamander Bay and with the support of the local clubs such as the Port Stephens Aquatic Club and Port Stephens Yacht Club the event is perfectly timed to coincide with school holidays and is designed not only to encourage young sailors to compete and improve their skills – but also to create a relaxed, fun, holiday atmosphere the whole family will love.

For more information make sure you sign up to the Sail Port Stephens website for regular updates on Sail Port Stephens 2012.


Attention Gamefishers! Your lunch problems are over

If you are starting to plan how you will feed your hungry crew out on the water your worries may be over. Over the game fish period Jackie will be opening The Boat Shed located at the marina from 5am for you to collect your pre-ordered lunches – sandwiches, wraps and rolls plus fresh fruit and drinks. You can also grab any other goodies at the same time. There is an order form attached (Word Document) or give Jackie a ring to discuss your requirements.

To ensure your time on the water is relaxing and trouble free talk to Jackie about her large range of pre-booked hampers, platters and gourmet goodies readily available from the Boat Shed and General Store.

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


Marina welcomes new Beauty Therapist

In the mood to be thoroughly pampered? Jill our new very experienced beauty therapist can help you with all your beauty requirements including her speciality – massage.

Click here for the full list of treatments available.

Available 7 days.

Marina Massage & Beauty Centre
Soldiers Point Marina
Sunset Boulevarde
NSW 2317
Phone: (02) 4982 7773


Soldiers Point Sailing School

The 2012 program has commenced with sessions being conducted with students from St Phillips Senior and Middle School and Tomaree High.

Enquiries are being assessed for an additional session with Home School students and students from Newcastle Schools, as well as adults. The popularity continues with more instructors being trained with Yachting Australia to cope with the demand.

"The most exciting news is the latest addition to the School – an Etchell class yacht "Pacific Edge" which has been generously gifted by the family of a deceased sailor. The yacht is currently moored in Sydney Harbour and will be transported to Soldiers Point Marina in the near future. This yacht will be ideal for training adults and advanced teenage students as well as corporate day sessions" said Graham Oborn the facilitator of the Sailing School.

For more information please
phone (02) 4982 7773




"Hey Jude"
Take an Old Boat and Make her Better

This fabulous and painstaking restoration was undertaken by Clive Howarth, a valued Soldiers Point Marina customer.

Please click here for the full story and more photos on how “Hey Jude” was brought back to life.


The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar

Ideally located right on the waterfront at the Marina, The Deck is widely known for its fantastic Mediterranean themed menu and incredible hospitality.

The ever smiling friendly Pappas family are always around to give you the attention that you require at all times. Stay tuned for news of their special Greek themed evenings where the food just keeps on coming and you will be entertained with live music. Not to be missed!

Open 7 days

The Deck Cafe / Waterfront Bar
Soldiers Pt Marina
Sunset Boulevarde
NSW 2317
Phone: (02) 4919 1502


Port Stephens Mayoral Scholarships

Soldiers Point Marina is proud to announce they are again supporting the Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships, by providing a scholarship to the value of $2500 for one year to a student studying in the field of "tourism and hospitality". The winning candidate will be announced in the coming weeks.

We’ve kept a close eye on last year’s winner of our scholarship Emily Wilson who is studying for a Bachelor of Business, Majoring in Tourism at Newcastle University. We are proud to say she did very well in her 1st year exams and is heading off soon as a volunteer at the London Olympics.

Last years winner Emily Wilson with, left Cr Bob Westbury and Marina General Manager Darrell Barnett CMM


MDBS - Boat of the Month
Mustang 4800 Sports Euro IPS

For all the details on our boat of the month please click here.

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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