In this June 2012 issue

  • International Environmental Achievement for Marina
  • The Deck Café - Christmas in Winter
  • The Point Restaurant - New Winter Menus
  • Marina Massage and Beauty Centre
  • Soldiers Point Marine Centre - Great Winter Special
  • Deacon Simpson - Another award winning Chef from The Point Restaurant
  • MDBS - Boat of the Month
  • The Boat Shed & General Store
  • Safety Equipment Checklist
  • Complimentary Berthing for Boating Groups
  • Soldiers Point Sailing School
  • Soldiers Point Boat Hire - School Holiday Specials!
  • Flagship Mariners Apartment & Flagship Golf Villa
  • Soldiers Point Sailing School


Winter has definitely arrived but as temperatures have been reasonable and hovering around the 18 degrees mark it would be a great time to call in and see us if you are thinking about a winter jaunt in your boat. You may also be lucky enough to see some of the record numbers of whales that have been spotted off the coast on their annual migration up north.

Whilst visiting at the marina it might be a good opportunity to get your boat slipped and prepared for the sailing season ahead and Soldiers Point Marine Centre has a great offer for you (see below for details).

Hope to see you all soon and happy boating

Darrell Barnett CMM
Soldiers Point Marina Manager


Soldiers Point Marina Gains Significant International Environmental Accreditation

After a long accreditation process Soldiers Point Marina has been recognised for achieving the world standard for environmental management systems. Called Level 4 ISO 14001 Clean Marinas, Clean Marinas build on levels 1 - 3 within the Clean Marinas program. The program was established in 2002 by the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) with the objective of protecting the nation's coastal and in-land waterways.

Photo caption: Marina customers from left; Peter Collins, Kay Barnes, Leigh and Bob Modinger; Colin Bransgrove from the MIA, Darrell Barnett CMM, The Hon Bob Baldwin MP & Mr Craig Baumann MP at the presentation of the Award.


ISO - 14001

Level 3 Clean Marinas are independently audited using 143 point criteria that assesses environmental facilities, practices and procedures. Currently there are 46 marinas at this level with many more marinas coming though the program. By building level 4 into the Clean Marinas program MIAA is demonstrating industry's capacity for environmental leadership. It is keeping ahead of community expectations and government regulation. Level 4 ISO Clean Marinas are audited annually and subject to a rigorous assessment of environmental management processes and practices.

"This is another huge honour for us as there are only 3 other marinas in Australia with this accreditation and they are all in South Australia" said Marina Manager Mr Darrell Barnett CMM. "ISO 14001 is implemented by some 200 000 organisations in 161 countries, and we are proud to be one of them" he said.

MIAA President Andrew Chapman said the creation of the 4th level of Clean Marinas provides marina businesses with a practical environmental accreditation pathway. "Well managed club and commercial marinas recognize the importance of providing environmental leadership. For millions of people, marinas are the gateway to our marine environment. Therefore it is essential that industry is continually improving its environmental management. MIAA's Clean Marinas program provides the vehicle for continual improvement and a means for marina users to identify marinas that set high environmental standards."

Please click here to find out what this accreditation means for Soldiers Point Marina

Please click here to learn about our sustainability initiatives


And the Awards Keep on Coming in for The Point Restaurant

Deacon Simpson from The Point Restaurant is certainly well on his way to becoming a Master Chef after placing 2nd in the recent heats at Kurri Kurri of the HTN 2012 competition series.

Deacon, a 1st year apprentice is working along side his dad, award winning chef Paul Simpson, and is hoping to be offered a wild card into the final to be held on August 24th in Sydney. We wish Deacon all the best with his new career and no matter what the outcome in this competition Deacon will always be the winner in mum and dads eyes!!

The Point Restaurant

Open Tuesday to Sunday
Contact Julie on (02) 4984 7111


The Deck Celebrates
"Christmas in Winter"

The Pappas family don't need much of an excuse to have a fabulous party, so it's ho ho ho time on June 29th at The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar when they will be celebrating a "Winter Christmas". There will be a delicious traditional three course lunch with choices, decorations and of course a Pappas festivity wouldn't be the same without live music. The cost is a very reasonable $40 per person.
Bookings are essential and advisable as soon as you can to avoid any disappointment.

Phone: (02) 4919 1502
Open: Monday - Sunday
Breakfast from 8am
Lunch from 12noon
Dinner from 6pm


The Point Restaurant - new winter menus

Chef Paul Simpson is always placing his customer's needs as an absolute priority and as such has devised another three beautiful winter menus to suit every taste and budget. The award winning Point Restaurant has a solid reputation as the best seafood restaurant in the area and it is Paul and Julie's attention to detail at their restaurant overlooking the marina that keeps the customers returning.

Click here to view the new menus

Open Tuesday to Sunday

Contact Julie on (02) 4984 7111


Marina Massage and Beauty Centre

A fully equipped beauty therapy room is located at Soldiers Point Marina with Jill our highly qualified beauty therapist available 7 days by appointment. Jill's speciality is massage however you will also be thoroughly pampered with all the other treatments available

Please click here for her long list of beauty treatments


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


Soldiers Point Boat Hire - July School Holiday Special!!

For the July 2012 school holidays Jackie, Matthew and James would like to offer a huge 25% discount on all kayak hire, and a 15% discount for boats on half or full day hire! Call in and talk to James about all the best local fishing spots to catch your dinner and the best part is most boats don't even require a licence. Happy days!

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


Soldiers Point Sailing School - 2012 Hunter Festival of Sport

Soldiers Point Sailing School (SPSS) is proud to be a part of this year's Hunter Festival of Sport which has over 45 sports involved and 150 activities to choose from. The festival is conducted at a wide range of sporting venues throughout the Hunter and Port Stephens regions from the beginning of the school holidays on June 30th until July 15th.

"Come and Try" sailing lessons in the Optimists and Lasers will be conducted by qualified instructors from SPSS at Soldiers Point Marina on Wednesday July 4th and Wednesday July 11th from 12noon until 3.00pm, at a modest cost of $25 per person.
Bookings are essential and can be made by calling (02) 4982 7773.

In the event of inclement weather please check the SPSS website for further information
For more information on all other events in the Festival please check out the website on


Marina Sponsors Art Prize

Darrell Barnett congratulating Gwendolin Lewis.

Soldiers Point Marina was very proud to host the "Marine Theme" category in The Port Stephens Community Arts Centre, Port Stephens Art Prize 2012.

The winner of the $1500 prize was Newcastle based artist Gwendolin Lewis with her oil painting "Tugs on Newcastle Harbour" which she painted in January this year.

"This painting is special to me as it also won the Peoples Choice Award at the Newcastle Show this year" said Ms Lewis who has been painting for over 20 years.

The art show was an outstanding success with 400 artists displaying in seven categories.


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 July 16th 2012 and receive 50% off slipping fees for all Slip & Antifouling jobs in July & August. Why not get a hull and topside polish done at the same time?

Call Jenny on (02) 4984 6300 to make your booking today!

Phone: (02) 4984 6300


MDBS Boat of the Month

MBDS Port Stephens

Mainship 30 Sedan

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


Safety Equipment Checklist

As the skipper of your boat you are responsible for the safety of your passengers. The NSW Government Transport Maritime, has an excellent website which provides comprehensive information for all recreational and commercial boating matters.

Please click here to view their safety Equipment Checklist

All safety equipment can be ordered through Soldiers Point Marine Centre.

Phone: (02) 4984 6300


Flagship Accommodation

Flagship Mariners Apartment

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 luxury Flagship Mariners Apartment or the Flagship Golf Villa located conveniently at Horizons Golf Resort, a five minute drive from the marina.

Please click here for more details

Flagship Golf Villa
Located at Horizons Golf Resort

Overlooking the first tee, Flagship Golf Villa is located at the Horizons Golf Resort, a short drive from Soldiers Point Marina and the stunning blue waters of Port Stephens. The two bedroom villa with views looking down the 18th fairway has all the appointments expected from an award winning golf facility.

The villa is currently being totally refurbished and will be available for bookings from September 1st.
The complex facilities include pools, spas, sauna, tennis and volley ball courts, driving range, 2 restaurants and sportsman's bar, children's playground and BBQ area - in other words something for everyone!

Please click here for more details

To enquire further about our Flagship Accommodation please contact
Darrell on (02) 4982 7445


The Boat Shed & General Store

Jackie, James and Matthew have all your basic food requirements and of course lots of gourmet goodies at The Boat Shed and General Store located right on the marina.

Fresh fruit, gourmet products, homemade bread, snack foods, ice-creams, sweets, drinks, bait, fishing tackle, ice are all available. The team will also happily take orders for specialty hampers and platters, ready for you to step on board knowing you will have a feast waiting upon your arrival.

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


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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