In this June 2013 newsletter

  • Australian Marina of the Year 2013-2014
  • ABC Boat Brokerage - Boats of the Month
  • The Point Restaurant
  • Soldiers Point Marine Centre
  • Prestigious and affordable Waterfront Office Space to Lease!
  • Marina Crew Receive Community Recognition
  • The Boat Shed and General Store
  • Soldiers Point Boat Hire - winter special
  • The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar
  • Sydney International Boat Show
  • Flagship Undercover Boat Storage & Valet Service - Exciting Offer!
  • New RMS Tide Charts now Available


Our lead story will come as no surprise in this newsletter... The Marina Industries Association and Club Marine awarded Soldiers Point Marina the prestigious title of Australian Marina of the Year for 2013-2014 at the industry's international Marine13 Conference in Sydney in May.  Having won Marina of the Year in 2007-2008, and again in 2011-2012 we are absolutely ecstatic to have won this highly regarded award again especially among some tough competition. Several new categories were also introduced this year and I am delighted to advise that we were awarded, “Best Community Engagement Initiative” and “Most Innovative Marketing by a Marina”. All the details are provided below.

I would like to publicly thank and acknowledge my staff whose hard work and professional assistance helped make these awards possible.

There was a story in the Sydney Morning Herald last weekend about the costs and availabilities of berthing around Sydney Harbour. Appears that the average one month berth east of the Harbor Bridge is now $2600. An average one month berth at our world class, 5 Gold Anchor, boutique marina is only $895 per month and we are only 94 nautical miles from Sydney Heads or a quick 2.5 hour drive away. Food for thought.

Hope to see you all soon and happy boating.
Darrell Barnett CMM
Soldiers Point Marina Manager
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Australian Marina of the Year 2013-2014

Presenting the Award to Darrell Barnett from left: Corey Yeung from Club Marine and MIA Chairman Andrew Chapman

It was a very excited and hopeful team from the marina who attended the Marina of the Year Awards at the Marine13 Conference in Sydney, and we were elated to be announced Australian Marina of the Year 2013-2014.

The Award recognises excellence in the provision of marina services, facilities and operations.
The judging criteria covered the marina's goals and objectives, business performance, customer service and satisfaction; marketing, environmental responsibility and risk management; staff training, industry and community involvement and other accomplishments.

Many new categories were introduced this year as a means of engaging more marinas and we were also delighted to be announced the winner in the other two categories we entered:
"Best Community Engagement Initiative"
"Most Innovative Marketing by a Marina".

Our "Community Engagement Initiative" award recognizes Soldiers Point Marina's substantial financial contribution and on-going support for the young people on the Tomaree Peninsula. Our sponsorship provides many programs for our youth through the Real Futures Foundation to enable them to make a smooth transition from school to further education or the workplace. One of the programs is the Soldiers Point Sailing School established by the Marina in 2011. Weekly lessons are provided to student from the two local high schools at no cost to them or the school.

Our "Most Innovative Marketing by a Marina" award was based on Lan-Yap which is incorporated and embedded into the culture of Soldiers Point Marina.

Lan- Yap is a word derived from the American Spanish phrase la yapa ('something that is added') meaning "something extra, a small unexpected gift or bonus given to a customer by a merchant". We strive to include Lan-Yap in our customers' daily lives at the Marina, to make your stay with us more special by exceeding expectations with the unexpected.

A big thank you to the principal awards sponsors, Club Marine, and the MIA.


Prestigious and affordable Waterfront Office Space to Lease!

Take this opportunity to position your business within the impressive multi-award winning Soldiers Point Marina Complex.

The 24 sqm office/retail space located on the ground floor is carpeted and only 20 steps from the water!

A flexible and specifically designed leasing package is available.

For all enquiries please contact Soldiers Point Marina General Manager, Darrell Barnett CMM on (02) 4982 7445.


The Point Restaurant

Paul and Julie are taking a well-earned rest and will be back with their stunning new winter menu in a few weeks’ time (Tuesday 2 July 2013).


Marina Crew Receive Community Recognition

Pictured from left: Jim Duncan, Graham Oborn, Paul and Julie Simpson

Several of the Soldiers Point Marina team were recognised for their customer service and community participation at the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay's prestigious "Pride in Workmanship Awards" dinner recently. Graham Oborn was awarded a Special Community Service Award for his voluntary involvement in Soldiers Point Sailing School and our Marina Supervisor Jimmy Duncan and The Point Restaurant's Paul and Julie Simpson received Pride in Workmanship Awards for Outstanding Customer Service. Big congratulations to you all!


The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar

Big cosy heaters, absolute waterfront location, a delicious Mediterranean themed cuisine cooked with a lot of love and the famous Pappas hospitality... a truly relaxing place to relax with your friends and family over a long breakfast, lunch or dinner. Check out the menu on their website and your mouth will be watering within minutes.

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 Boat Hire - Special Offer!

A great offer for the month of June only. Soldiers Point Boat Hire is offering 4 hours hire of the Drifter 4.3M for the price of 2 hours ($75.00). The Drifter has inbuilt flotation properties and is the most popular hire vessel in our fleet. This boat has an onboard GPS tracking system.

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


The Boat Shed and General Store

Jackie Kennedy is well known around the marina for her delicious home cooked slices and biscuits - and they team perfectly with an afternoon coffee on the deck of the General Store located right on the marina. As always Jackie is very happy to also have pre-ordered platters of goodies waiting for you when you arrive at the marina.

All your grocery needs are available so if you run out of your daily essentials Jackie is sure to have them - saving you from a trip to the local supermarket.

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


Soldiers Point Marine Centre

Jen's Advice

"The best way to retain the value of your boat and ensure reliable and trouble-free boating is to maintain it properly!"

The Winter period is a great time to get all that maintenance undertaken to ensure your boat is running to perfection for Spring and Summer!
Antifouling your hull and running gear will ensure optimum performance and efficiency and protect it against osmosis and corrosion. 

Anodes should be checked and replaced to make sure your boat and gear is not literally dissolving away. 

Regular Servicing of your engines and drives/gear is the best protection you can get against costly repair bills.

Electrical systems need checking and maintenance as well. You can’t get anywhere if your boat won’t start.

Detail your boat regularly to keep it looking its best and maintain value. Polish the top sides at least once a year to protect the gelcoat.

Soldiers Point Marine Centre can create a tailor-made year-round maintenance program to suit your vessel and budget.  It can be as simple as a scheduled fortnightly/monthly wash, to quarterly maintenance work spreading the costs over a whole year, rather than a lump sum all at once.
Call in to our office and see Jennifer and Greg to customize a program for you!

Soldiers Point Marine Centre
Soldiers Pt Marina
Sunset Boulevarde
NSW 2317

Phone: (02) 4984 6300
Mobile: 0414 859 708           


ABC - Boat Brokerage - Boats of the Month

Riviera 40

For more information please click here.

Tiara 350 Express

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

Flagship Undercover Boat Storage & Valet Service

1 Month Complimentary Stay*

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 and try for yourself with a 1 month complementary* stay.

Space is limited so you will need to be quick to secure your position - please call Darrell on
(02) 4982 7445.

*Conditions apply

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


2013-2014 Tide Charts Now Available

Soldiers Point Marina

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has released its annual compilation of tidal predictions for the next 12 months to help boaters plan the safest trip on the State’s waterways. Please click on the link below to view tide charts. The Tide Tables 2013-2014 are published in an A5 booklet which is also available free to RMS customers at motor registries, maritime service centres or boat shows.

Reproduced with the permission of Roads and Maritimes Services.

Click here to download the 2013-2014
Tide Chart.
(PDF, 697KB)


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.



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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