Greetings!

A big hello to you all from Soldiers Point Marina! We've had a relatively mild winter here, a rainy August and now we are heading into spring and a big boating summer. As usual it's been a busy time and we have exciting plans ahead for the marina, hence this special e-newletter to keep you informed about upcoming events.

It was great to see and catch up with so many old and new faces at the Sydney Boat Show and hope you return soon to see us. With over 1000 entries in our competition at the Sydney Boat Show it's a big congratulations to Nicole and Mathew Lill from Eaglevale as the winners of the seven nights accommodation package at the Flagship Golf Villa, Horizons Golf Resort, Salamander Bay.

The Christmas period is filling up pretty quickly so if you are thinking about heading up this way please give us a call to secure your berth.

Hope to see you all soon and happy boating.

Darrell Barnett CMM
Soldiers Point Marina Manager

 

Upcoming events:
  • Commencing November 2014 - Weddings Afloat commencing
  • September 20th 2014 until Easter 2015 - Sailing Lessons
  • October 4th 2014 - Complimentary Boat Maintenance Clinic
  • October 4th 2014 - Weekend breakfasts commencing at The Point Restaurant
  • October 5th 2014 - Celebrate our 60th Birthday at Seafari - Music on the Water
  • November 1st 2014 - New beauty therapist commences at Soldiers Point Marina
  • November 4th 2014 - Melbourne Cup Luncheons at The Point and The Deck Café
  • November 23rd 2014 - SailTime information session
  • December 1st 2014 until February 14th 2015 - Photography Competition
  • December 12th 2014 - Christmas PARTY Time at The Point
  • December 25th 2014 - Christmas Day Luncheon at The Deck Café
  • December 31st 2015 - New Year's Eve @ Soldiers Point Marina
  • February 7th - 8th 2015 - Port Stephens Family Fishing Competition
 
Celebrate the Most Special Day in Your Life with Weddings Afloat Port Stephens - Soldiers Point Marina

The Brolga Lounge at Soldiers Point Marina is the perfect location for your unique and intimate on-water wedding.

Surrounded by the magnificent waterways of Port Stephens our open air purpose built floating platform, offers an exceptional experience matched by no other in the area.

We can arrange accommodation for you or your guests at the luxury Flagship Mariners Apartment located only a stone's throw from the Marina. You also have the option of arriving in grand style for your celebration by being transported by boat to meet your guests for your special wedding.

Our Guest Relations Manager at the Marina, Carmen Holden welcomes your enquiries and looks forward to personally discussing your exciting day with you. Please contact Carmen on (02) 4982 7445 for an appointment and visit www.weddingsafloat.com.au

 
Soldiers Point Sailing School - Sept Holiday Sailing Lessons

Adults and children alike can now book their sailing lessons from Saturday September 20th until Easter next year. This is a great family activity with lessons available from qualified instructors in small Opti boats for the youngsters or a Laser and Etchells for the older sailor.

Yachting Australia Accredited Courses
Soldiers Point Sailing School is currently training students up to the Basic Skills 1 & 2 level however students have the opportunity to be trained to Basic Skills 5 level.

For more information:
Phone: (02) 4982 7773
Web: www.soldierspointsailingschool.com.au
Email: info@soldierspointsailingschool.com.au

 
 

Continue our 60th birthday celebrations this long weekend with a complimentary boat maintenance clinic and Seafari - music on the water
 
 
Seafari - Music on the Water

When: Sunday October 5th
Where: North Arm Cove
Time: 12.30 - 3.30pm

Live entertainment by the always popular local duo
"Let the Mango"

Holbert's Prawn and Oyster Platters available for $20
Birthday Cake for everyone
Prize for Best Dressed Boat

A great opportunity to gather together your family and friends on the long weekend, drop anchor and enjoy the tranquil surrounds of North Arm Cove.

Great music...great company.

RSVP by Wednesday October 1st to the marina staff

 
Complimentary Boat Maintenance Clinic
Soldiers Point Marine Centre and Soldiers Point Marina will be hosting a complimentary, basic hands on boat maintenance clinic to help you prepare your vessel for the boating season ahead.

Greg Busch from SPMC will show you things you need to be aware of that could be easily remedied before requiring expensive attention... prevention is better than cure.

Some of the issues included in the 50 point check list that Greg will cover before you cast off range from; checking your battery for corrosion, to the bilge blower, fan belt, fuel filters, checking for smoke of any kind and ... everything in between.

So come along and be proactive - your attendance at this complimentary preventative boat maintenance clinic will help ensure your time on the water is more enjoyable and hassle free.

Where: Soldiers Point Marina
When: Saturday October 4th 2014
Time: 0930 - 1100
RSVP: Monday September 29th to Carmen Holden, on db@soldiersptmarina.com.au or (02) 4982 7445

To allow for more personal assistance the clinic will be limited to a maximum of 20 people, so please book your spot early to avoid disappointment.

We hope you can join us!

 
Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon at The Point Restaurant and The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar
Book early to secure a
fabulous fun day at our
fabulous marina eateries.
 

The Point Restaurant
Ph: (02) 4984 7111
E: julie@thepointrestaurant.com.au
W: www.thepointrestaurant.com.au

The Deck Café/ Waterfront Bar
Ph: (02) 4919 1502
E: nick@thedeck.net.au
W: www.thedeck.net.au
 
Christmas and New Year Activities

December 12th - Christmas Party Celebrations at The Point Restaurant - an ideal staff Christmas Party venue with all the work done for you. Click here to see Christmas Party menu.

December 25th - Christmas Day Luncheon at The Deck Café

December 31st - New Year's Eve Dinner at both The Deck and The Point

The Point Restaurant
Ph: (02) 4984 7111
E: julie@thepointrestaurant.com.au
W: www.thepointrestaurant.com.au

The Deck Café/ Waterfront Bar
Ph: (02) 4919 1502
E: nick@thedeck.net.au
W: www.thedeck.net.au
 
 
 
Port Stephens Family Fishing Competition

February 7th - 8th 2015

Mark the date in your diary for the inaugural Port Stephens Family Fishing Competition sponsored by Soldiers Point Marina, Pantaenius Insurance and Ibis Styles Salamander Shores.

This is one of the biggest cash prize family fishing competitions in Australia with $10,000 in cash prizes to be won without even getting a bite!!

For more information please visit our website www.portstephensfishingcomp.com for the entry form and competitions rules.

 

 
Let SailTime Port Stephens introduce you to the excitement of sailing on big boats and get you ready for this summer season
The experienced and professional team at Sailtime will be holding an information session to whet your appetite and help you discover the thrill of sailing.

When: Saturday November 23rd 2014
Where: Soldiers Point Marina "A" Arm
Time: 10am 12 noon and 1pm-3pm for a sail for those genuinely interested
RSVP: Saturday November 16th

This is a highly sought after session and bookings are essential so please don't be disappointed and contact the Marina on (02) 49827445 to confirm your spot.

SailTime Summer Special

SailTime is offering 25% off the membership joining fee to the first member joining before 30 September 2014 ( save up to $440). Two sail training inductions are available in September ready for members to enjoy sailing on Port Stephens this Spring and Summer.

Contact SailTime Port Stephens on 0409 708 054

 

 
Summer Photography Competition 2014-2015


2014 Junior Category Winner Kye Boyton

It's getting close to that time of the year again when we are asking all amateur photographers to start thinking about entering our annual Summer Photo Competition which runs from December 1st 2014 until February 14th 2015.

Theme: Summer Fun at Soldiers Point Marina

We would like to receive photographs of our Marina on a brilliant summer's day or evening; images showing you, other boaters or friends and visitors enjoying your boats or life around the complex. You may choose to photograph the famous Soldier Crabs, the pelicans and dolphins - the possibilities are endless.

Feel free to be as creative as you like! The key point is that we're looking for enjoyment - photos showing Soldiers Point Marina at its very best.

Bring your masterpieces in JPEG format only down to the Marina to enter this competition.

Judging will take place by well-known local photographer Henk Tobbe and your beautiful images will be displayed at The Point Restaurant, on our website and our Facebook page.

For more information please contact Carmen our Guest Services Manager on (02) 4982 7445.

Junior Prizes:
1st: $200 Kmart voucher;
2nd: $100 Kmart Voucher;
3rd: $50 Kmart Voucher;

Open Prizes:
1st: Three night's accommodation at the Flagship Mariners Apartment, Soldiers Point; (subject to availability)
2nd: Two night's accommodation at the Flagship Mariners Apartment, Soldiers Point; (subject to availability)
3rd: $50 voucher from The Deck Café/Waterfront Bar


2014 Open Category Winner May Ellen Housego
 
Soldiers Point Marina Businesses

ABC - Australian Boat Company
Ph: (02) 4919 1555
Mob: 0409 050 928
E: info@abcboatbrokerage.com.au
W: www.abcboatbrokerage.com.au

Soldiers Point Marine Centre
Ph: (02) 4984 6300
Mob: 0414 859 708
E: admin@spmcentre.com
W: www.soldierspointmarine.com

The Deck Café/ Waterfront Bar
Ph: (02) 4919 1502
E: nick@thedeck.net.au
W: www.thedeck.net.au

The Point Restaurant
Ph: (02) 4984 7111
E: julie@thepointrestaurant.com.au
W: www.thepointrestaurant.com.au

Soldiers Point Boat Hire
Ph: (02) 4919 1234
Mob: 0427 441 290
E: info@soldierspointboathire.net.au
W: www.soldierspointboathire.net.au

 

SailTime Port Stephens
Ph: 0409 708 054
E: Kerrynd@sailtimeasutralia.com.au
Web: www.sailtimeaustralia.com.au
Web: sailtimeaustralia.com.au/portstephens/

Soldiers Point Sailing School
Ph: (02) 4982 7773
E: info@soldierspointsailingschool.com.au
W: www.soldierspointsailingschool.com.au

The Boat Shed Café & General Store
Ph: (02) 4919 1234
Mob: 0427 441 290
E: info@soldierspointboathire.net.au
W: www.soldierspointboathire.net.au

The Beauty Establishment
Ph: 0401 305 584
E: jasmine@thebeautyestablishment.com.au

 
Contact Soldiers Point Marina

Soldiers Point Marina
Sunset Boulevarde
Soldiers Pt 2317
Port Stephens NSW
Australia

Phone: 02 4982 7445
Int: +61 2 4982 7445

Fax: 02 4982 7193
Int: +61 2 4982 7193 Find us on Facebook

Email: db@soldiersptmarina.com.au
Web: www.soldiersptmarina.com.au

 
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