In this April 2013 newsletter

  • Fish Friendly Marina
  • ABC Boat Brokerage - Boats of the Month
  • ABC Boat Brokerage - More Listings Required
  • The Point Restaurant for Mothers Day
  • Sail Port Stephens 2013 - April 15th - 21st
  • Soldiers Point Marine Centre - Great Slipping Discount Offer!!
  • The Boat Shed and General Store
  • Soldiers Point Boat Hire
  • Changes to Lifejacket Safety Rules
  • The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar
  • Sydney International Boat Show
  • Flagship Undercover Boat Storage & Valet Service - Exciting Offer!


Level 4 ISO 14001 AccreditationWhat a glorious start to autumn we've had with the warmer than usual temperatures seeing our customers out enjoying our magnificent surrounding waterways.

Twelve months ago the Marina achieved international accreditation as Level 4 ISO 14001 Clean Marinas Program status, and we are proud to announce that we have just been re-accredited in the ongoing annual process. The program was established in 2012 by the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIA) with the objective of protecting the nation's coastal and in-land waterways. Please visit our website to learn more about this significant achievement.

Check out all the stories below for a full round up on what's been happening at the Marina, including our new Fish Friendly Marina accreditation.

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


Soldiers Point Marina Now a
"Fish Friendly Marina"

Soldiers Point Marina is now a "Fish Friendly Marina". This is a brand new information campaign and accreditation system developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries in collaboration with the Marina Industries Association and the NSW Boating Industry Association.

The initiative forms part of the MIAs Clean Marinas Program of which Soldiers Point Marina has achieved the highest level possible - Level 4 (ISO 14001) - world standard for environmental management systems.

Please click here for more information


The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar

Indulge yourself today at The Deck with a fantastic selection of, veal, pastas, salads, and breads plus specialised seafood dishes and beautiful fresh local oysters. Don't forget to check the dessert menu and stay for a coffee. Perhaps you would prefer a cocktail with friends whilst overlooking Soldiers Point Marina before dining. Enjoy a Mediterranean themed menu at an absolute waterfront location.

Don't forget to book your Mother's Day luncheon celebration

Opening Hours:

  • Breakfast 8:00 - 11am
  • Lunch 12pm
  • Dinner 6.00pm till late
  • Open 7 days.

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


Soldiers Point Marine Centre

Winter is fast approaching and is a great time to think about your vessel maintenance. Book in by 30th April and receive 50% off slipping fees for mid-week Slip & Antifoul in May & June.

Call Jennifer on 4984 6300 to book in and reserve your spot now.

Soldiers Point Marine Centre
Soldiers Pt Marina
Sunset Boulevarde
NSW 2317

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


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

Selling and Buying Boats is as Easy as ABC

Following a very busy Easter period, ABC Principal Peter Kennedy is looking for more boat listings. “The market is really picking up, which is great news and as we are receiving a large number of enquiries we are looking for more boats - any shape and size” said Peter, who has over 40 years of boating experience.

So if you are looking to buy or sell a motor boat or yacht call in today and see Peter or Simon the yacht experts.

Pictured from left: Simon French and Peter Kennedy

Phone: (02) 4919 1555

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


The Boat Shed and General Store

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

What a perfect, relaxing warm spot to enjoy a coffee or milkshake and homemade slice in the afternoon sun. Jackie and Matt welcome you to The Boatshed and General Store and along with all the daily essentials you will find a supply of Jackie’s delicious goodies to take back to your boat. For your special occasions Jackie will happily prepare a beautiful platter of finger food, ready for you to collect on your arrival at the marina.

Please call Jackie to discuss your requirements.

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


Sydney International Boat Show
Darling Harbour, August 1st - 5th 2013

Darling Harbour will again host the Sydney Boat Show before the show temporarily moves to Glebe Island for three years whilst the current site undergoes a massive redevelopment. From 2014-2016 Glebe Island will host the undercover displays with Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour hosting the in-water component of the boat show.

Last year’s boat show was a huge success with nearly 64,000 visitors and 250 exhibitors attending.


Flagship Undercover Boat Storage & Valet Service - Exciting Offer!

Due to the overwhelming demand for undercover storage our Flagship Undercover Boat Storage has expanded for the 3rd time in as many years.

Located only one kilometre to the nearest boat ramp Flagship is the ideal place to keep your vessel safe and sound. With 24 hour back to base security and 7 day a week access why not be our guest. Come try for yourself with a 1 month complementary* stay. You will need to be quick to secure your position as space is strictly limited - please call Darrell on (02) 4982 7445.

*Conditions apply

Flagship Undercover
Boat Storage & Valet Service
Phone: (02) 4982 7445



Marine safety rules in NSW are being fine tuned so it is simpler for people to understand when the law requires them to wear a lifejacket.

Office of Boating Safety and Maritime Affairs General Manager Howard Glenn said changes to the Marine Safety (General) Regulation follow new laws introduced in 2010 which required lifejackets to be worn in certain conditions and situations.

“There's no single more important piece of safety equipment on board a boat than a lifejacket,” Mr Glenn said. “The best safety practice is that everybody on board a small boat wears a lifejacket, but there are situations of heightened risk where the law actually requires one to be worn.”

“We've listened to ideas for fine tuning these laws which were introduced in 2010, and made some clarifications.”

For all the new changes please click here.


The Point Restaurant - Celebrate Mothers Day - Sunday May 12th

Congratulations to The Point Restaurant.....
No 1 on the Tripadvisor site for
Port Stephens restaurants!!!!!!

Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year to eat out, so let Paul, Julie and the team spoil your mum and take the worry out of organizing that perfect family celebration.

It is advisable to book early at this beautiful award winning restaurant to avoid disappointment.

Please click here for the Mother's Day menu.

New Autumn Menu Now Available

Zucchini flowers filled with pumpkin, goats cheese risotto and aioli dip; Scallops, creamed corn & chorizo; Duck san choy bow - YUM - these are just a sample of the mouth watering appetisers and entrees available on the new Autumn menu.

Please click here for the comprehensive Autumn menu.

Open Tuesday to Sunday

Contact Julie on (02) 4984 7111


ABC - Boat Brokerage - Boats of the Month

Mount Desert Island 32
Lobster Boat

Unique US east coast Lobster boat. Built by Mount Desert Island Boat Works in Maine USA. Fitted with bow thruster, 240V electricity, carpentry and cabinet work to an exceptionally high standard. Full and comprehensive service history available. This vessel is ready for inspection today.

For more information please click here.

Swanson 28'

Popular cruising yacht with the following inclusions: 10 inch digital TV, 3 x large cockpit cushions, 2 x life rings, 4 x new fenders, Mooring gear, Outboard mounts on push pit, Interior cushions in excellent condition, Plates, cups, cutlery, pots, pans etc. Easy engine access,

For more information please click 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

Sail Port Stephens 2013, April 15th-21st

Elliott 7 Class, Photo by Mat King, SPS 2012

There is no doubt that Sail Port Stephens is now a solid fixture and a leading regatta in the Australian sailing calendar. Now in its sixth year, this fabulous family oriented regatta will again be held in the first week of the NSW school holidays.

Please click here for more information.


Soldiers Point Boat Hire

Fancy a few hours or even a whole day out enjoying our spectacular waterways? Cruising, fishing or even kayaking, Soldiers Point Boat Hire have just the boat to suit your needs. The experienced team can even help you with a fantastic party boat.

Most boats don't require a licence and all have a GPS safety tracking system. While you are talking to Jackie and Matt about the best fishing spots you can also stock up on some goodies to take with you from the well stocked General Store.

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


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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