In this February 2013 newsletter

  • ABC - Australian Boat Brokerage - NEW BUSINESS
  • Soldiers Point Boat Hire
  • Australia Day
  • Boat of the Month from ABC Boat Brokerage
  • The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar - Celebrate Valentines Day
  • The Point Restaurant... Summer Menus
  • Photography Competition
  • New Chess Table for Our Guests
  • Flagship Undercover Boat Storage
  • Soldiers Point Sailing School
  • Soldiers Point Marine Centre - Offer for February & March
  • Sail Port Stephens
  • The Boat Shed & General Store



A belated Happy New Year to you all. It was great to see so many guests out on the water enjoying their boats, exploring the magnificent local waterways and catching the cool sea breeze to cope with the hottest January on record. I am sure that the complimentary cocktail which greeted them on their return was a welcome treat.

I say it every year, but I think our New Years Eve fireworks this year were the best ever with guests from The Point and The Deck Restaurants and the crowds along the foreshore enjoying every minute.

Our complimentary boat handling clinic was held again in January attended by marina customers and we will be conducting another on Easter Saturday.

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.

Also, we have the annual Sail Port Stephens yachting regatta coming up in April with the marina once again sponsoring the junior regatta on the 16th and 17th of April... see details below.

Hope to see you all soon and happy boating.

Darrell Barnett CMM
Soldiers Point Marina Manager


Australia Day

It was great to see a good crowd for the Australia Day activities in Nelson Bay this year with over 6000 people turning up to join in all the fun. Around 30 businesses and community groups, bands and emergency services participated in the annual street parade with hundreds lining the streets - and the marina was represented well.


ABC - Australian Boat Company - Boat Brokerage, New Name, Same Sensational Service!

Selling and Buying Boats is as Easy as ABC

Formerly MDBS, the ABC is a brand new stand alone venture for Peter Kennedy, which he hopes to build into Australia's largest boating co-operative with the assistance of other brokers in place around Australia.

Pictured from left: Simon French and Peter Kennedy

Please click here for more information on ABC - Boat Brokerage


Valentines Day - at The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar

An ideal opportunity to enjoy the stunning waterfront location and a beautiful romantic Mediterranean themed meal prepared by the Pappas family. Or, if you would prefer a meal in the privacy of your boat at the marina and have someone else look after you, the Deck will happily prepare dinner for you.

For all reservations and enquiries please call:

Phone: (02) 4919 1502

Open 7 days

The Deck Café / Waterfront Bar

Soldiers Pt Marina
Sunset Boulevarde
NSW 2317


ABC - Boat Brokerage - Boats of the Month

Gilcraft 20

Very beautiful gentlemans day boat. Ideal for exploring your local water way. Hull design is based on the Queenslcliff 'Couta boats making for a stable, comfortable ride. Perfectly serviced and maintained, ready to motor away now.

Learn more about the Gilcraft 20 here.

Leopard 46

Built using the latest technology and materials, the Leopard 46 integrates an open-plan layout with exceptional interior volume, offering a comfortable cruising cat that combines excellent load carrying capacity with superior performance levels.

Learn more about the Leopard 46 here.

All enquiries welcome.

Contact Peter or Simon today at:

ABC - Australian Boat Company
Soldiers Point Marina
Sunset Boulevarde
NSW 2317

Phone: (02) 4919 1555

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

Open 7 Days 8am - 5pm

The Boat Shed and General Store

Photo taken by James Brindle from
the deck of The General Store

No need to leave the marina for your daily essentials when you will find them plus more at the Boat Shed and General Store. Fresh bread, fruit, milk, ice, soft drinks, snack foods, hot pies plus a range of gourmet delights are also available. A range of fishing gear as well as bait is also stocked and the team will happily talk to you about the area's amazing fishing hot spots.

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


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


Marina Photo Competition - A Big Success

Judge Ray Alley with some of the competition entries.

We were thrilled with the overwhelming response to our inaugural photo competition. Excellent prizes were up for grabs in two categories; Junior (under 16) and Open; (over 16).

Please click here to see the winning entries


Sail Port Stephens 15th to 21st April, 2013

There is no better place to be than Port Stephens in the coming school holidays. Now in its fifth 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:


Soldiers Point Sailing School - School Holiday Classes

Co-ordinator of the sailing school Graham Oborn, was thrilled with the number of children taking the opportunity to learn to sail through the Christmas school holidays off Sunset Beach located next to the marina. With 8 Opti boats, 2 Lasers and an Etchells, classes were booked to capacity - all enjoying the magnificent weather.

Adult classes are available on request.

For more information please
phone (02) 4982 7773              



The Point Restaurant

The Point - Chef and owner Paul Simpson is constantly creating and devising stunning new seasonal menus for his multi award winning restaurant specialising in local seafood and produce. Please visit their website for ideas for your special event or ring Julie today.

Please click here for the Summer Menus

Open Tuesday to Sunday

Contact Julie on (02) 4984 7111


Chess Table at the Marina

We have recently installed a permanent chess table at Sunset Beach located right next to the marina for the benefit of our customers and the general public. Chess/draft pieces are available from the marina office for a small deposit. A perfect spot to spend a few relaxing hours with a takeaway coffee from The Deck Cafe.


Soldiers Point Marine Centre

New owners Greg and Jenny Busch continue to offer excellent service at Soldiers Point Marine Centre and are constantly thinking of ways to look after their valued customers.

February is always a great month for boat maintenance and if you book your boat in during February and March for a slip and antifoul you will receive 50% off all hull hand polishes.

For more information please call Jenny today.

Soldiers Point Marine Centre
Soldiers Pt Marina
Sunset Boulevarde
NSW 2317

Phone: (02) 4984 6300
Mobile: 0414 859 708           
Website: under construction


Soldiers Point Boat Hire

With this gorgeous summer weather it's a perfect time to hire a boat, enjoy our magnificent waterways and perhaps a spot of fishing. Soldiers Point Boat Hire has the latest and most well maintained hire boats.

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 of the most up to date kayaks in the area.

All the hire boats are the most modern around and for most of them you don't even need a licence. For your peace of mind they are all fitted with a GPS safety tracking system.

Call in and see the crew about the best local fishing spots or the best places to explore.

Please click here for information on all our hire boats.

Soldiers Point Boat Hire
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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