In this April 2012 issue

  • The Deck Café - perfect for Mothers Day
  • The Point Restaurant - Special Dinner Menus
  • Marina Massage and Beauty Centre
  • Soldiers Point Marine Centre - Great Winter Special
  • MDBS - Boat of the Month
  • Complimentary Berthing for Boating Groups
  • Seafari - Music on the Water
  • Soldiers Point Sailing School
  • Complimentary Boat Handling Clinic exclusively for Marina Guests
  • Soldiers Point Boat Hire
  • Sail Port Stephens 2012
  • Flagship Mariners Apartment & Flagship Golf Villa
  • Pacific Rim Yacht Challenge
  • New Marine Rescue vessel visits the Marina
  • The Boat Shed & General Store


More excellent news for the marina. As you all know we take our environmental obligations very seriously at Soldiers Point Marina. So it is an absolute thrill to announce that the Marina after a long accreditation process been recognised as the first marina on the east coast of Australia to achieve Level 4 ISO 14001 Clean Marinas Program status. This international environmental accreditation is another significant commitment by Soldiers Point Marina to be the very best in environmental practices. ISO 14001 is implemented by some 200,000 organisations in 161 countries, and we are proud to be one of them.

For more information on our achievement I urge you to visit our website at

April was as usual a busy month at the marina, firstly we hosted many of the boats in the Pacific Rim Yacht Challenge, we held a complimentary boat handling clinic for our valued customers, we hosted an Easter Day "Seafari –Music on the Water" and we sponsored the Sail Port Stephens Junior Regatta!

For the full round up see the stories below.

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


MDBS Boat of the Month

Custom Build Alajuela Cutter

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


The Point Restaurant – for your Special Event

Julie and Paul Simpson from the multi award winning The Point Restaurant host regular functions at their stunning restaurant located on the upper level of the marina. With fabulous views over the marina and incredible sunsets this is THE place for your next event.

The Point is offering a special fixed price menu from April into the winter months (Unavailable Saturdays or with any discount card). 2 Courses $42 – 3 Courses $52 inc GST.

Please click here for the Special Dinner Menu.

Open Tuesday to Sunday

Contact Julie on (02) 4984 7111


Marina Massage Centre

If you are feeling like a touch of pampering, Jill our highly qualified massage and beauty therapist is the lady to see. Jill offers all beauty treatments in the fully airconditioned massage and beauty room. The area offers relaxation and tranquility away from your vessel. Every man and women needs a bit of indulgence

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 Boat Hire

Located right on the marina for your convenience is Soldiers Point Boat Hire. Our hire boats are the most modern hire boats around and for most of them you don't even need a licence and they are all fitted with a GPS safety tracking system for your peace of mind.

Call in and see Jackie or James and have a chat about the best local fishing spots or simply the best spot for a cruise to enjoy our stunning waterways.

For More information on all our hire boats please click here

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


Flagship Mariners Apartment
& Flagship Golf Villa

Actual view from the Flagship Apartment

For the comfort and convenience of our valued guests, Soldiers Point Marina has two completely different but fabulous accommodation venues available for your consideration when next visiting Port Stephens. If you feel like re-gaining your land legs or if you have your boat up on the slips you may want to consider spending time in either the Flagship Mariners Apartment or the Flagship Golf Villa.

Click here for details


The Boat Shed and General Store

If you run out of supplies or you fancy a homemade slice and a relax in the sun on the back deck of the floating shop, Jackie will happily oblige. Famous for her home made goodies and hospitality, how can you not be tempted!

Jackie can also provision your boat before you arrive at the marina and even have a hamper or platter of gourmet taste tempters waiting so all you need to do is step on board without any hassles.

Should you have that special item you want, drop us a note or pick up the phone and we will get it in for you.

It really is that simple.

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


Soldiers Point Marine Centre

Slip & Antifoul Special for Winter Months.

Winter is a great time to slip your boat and have the antifouling done. Book by 31st May 2012 and receive 50% off slipping fees for all Slip & Antifoul jobs in June & July. Why not get a hull and topside polish done at the same time?

Call Jenny on 4984 6300 to make your booking today!

Phone: (02) 4984 6300


Complimentary Berthing for Boating Groups

If your boating club is organising a few days away we look forward to welcoming your group to Soldiers Point Marina and experience and enjoy our 5 Gold Anchor facilities, services and hospitality. We have several packages including 2 COMPLIMENTARY nights berthing; a game of golf at the award winning Horizons Golf Resort, and/or a trip to the Hunter Valley to enjoy some of our superb Hunter Wines. If you fancy a few nights on shore there is a villa accommodation package at Soldiers Point Holiday Park located right next door to the marina.

(Conditions apply - Minimum four boats)

Please click here to find out more


Opti Workshop

Our chief instructor Graham Oborne held a complimentary Opti learn to sail clinic during Sail Port Stephens Week. This was well attended and hopefully more of our youngsters will be encouraged to take up the sport

Photo courtesy of Matt White


Complimentary Boat Handling Clinic Exclusively for Marina Customers

An appreciative group of marina customers were given expert knowledge in boat handling skills on Easter Saturday by Brett Allman one of our local water police.

If you think you need some more help with your boat Brett is available for private lessons, please contact the marina on 4982 7445.

Also we will be holding complimentary boat handling lessons for ladies ONLY in January 2013... stay tuned for more details


Book Early for Mothers Day at The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar

Book Early for Mothers Day at The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar. Sunday May 13th is looming very quickly so jump on the phone now to book your spectacular waterfront table at The Deck for your family and friends to celebrate this special day. The Deck is famous for its Mediterranean based cuisine but perhaps more famous for the warm hospitality extended by the Pappas family.

Open 7 days

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


Soldiers Point Sailing School

Twenty one students from St Philips Christian College and Tomaree High School have completed or nearly completed their Basic Skills 1 Course in the first term of 2012 at the Soldiers Point Sailing School.

The aim of the sailing school is to provide tuition to students in dinghy handling and sailing skills, with the eventual goal of learning to sail in bigger yachts.

For more information please click here

Instructor Craig Saunders, Graham Oborn and students from St Philips Christian College with their certificates.


Marine Rescue Port Stephens Visits the Marina

We were delighted recently when the brand new rescue vessel, the 8.3 metre RHIB, Codi-K II berthed at the marina for an open day.

This is the second visit this year by a Marine Rescue vessel to Soldiers Point Marina. In January, Port Stephens unit brought their impressive 52 foot ex-RNLI rescue boat, Danial Thain. Whilst the Danial Thain is best suited to off-shore, deep water rescue and recovery work, the new Codi-K II will mainly be used for jobs within Port Stephens. She is a fast response vessel, being powered by two 200hp outboards, capable of pushing her to 40 knots.

For more information please click here

Sue Freeman, Noel Corcoran and Mike Smith with the Codi-K 11


Seafari – Music on the Water

Another relaxing Easter Day on the water at North Arm Cove was enjoyed by customers from the three local marinas, listening to local duo "Let the Mango".

Platters of beautiful fresh oysters and prawns were supplied by Holberts and the Easter bunny even supplied some eggs.

Soldiers Point Marina customers, Chris and Ros Coy on "Eliza" got into the spirit and took out first prize for the best dressed boat, only narrowly pipping Jack Gosling on "What Ever"

The beautiful "Eliza"


Sail Port Stephens

A record number of about 170 entries were received for this years Sail Port Stephens held traditionally in the last week of the Easter school holidays. Sadly many entries were reluctantly turned away as all marinas were full. Sail Port Stephens is one of the fastest growing regattas in Australia and is a real family event. A full week of fun on and off the water and organised by the Corlette Point Sailing Association was appreciated by all. A big congrats to all who were involved in the running of this fantastic event for Port Stephens. Soldiers Point Marina hosted the SB3 and the Elliott 7 classes as well as several of the bigger yachts.

A big congratulations to Soldiers Point Marina customer Aaron Terrey the new Elliott 7 Australian Champion who skippered "Seldon Deck Hardware".

For all the latest news on Sail Port Stephens please visit their website on

"Seldon Deck Hardware" Elliott 7
Australian Champion
Photo courtesy of Matt White

Junior Regatta sponsored by Soldiers Point Marina

As part of the marina's ethos in encouraging and attracting our youth to experience the thrill of sailing we proudly sponsored the inaugural Junior Regatta held over two days during Sail Port Stephens week.

Photo courtesy of Matt White


Pacific Rim Yacht Challenge

Port Stephens hosted the recent Pacific Rim Yacht Challenge organised by the Sister Cities Committee and Port Stephens Yacht Club. Around 100 Boaties and support crew from around the Pacific Rim – Russia, Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia competed in the Etchells and Hoods boats with NZ eventually being named as winners. Soldiers Point Marina was proud to financially sponsor this event along with providing complimentary berthing for 10 boats.


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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