NEWS FLASH - Soldiers Point Marina, NSW
Club Marine MIAA Australian Marina of the Year 2011
Soldiers Point Marina has been awarded the Club Marine MIAA Australian Marina of the Year 2011, announced at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre last night.
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 including evidence from customer feedback; marketing, environmental and risk management; staff training, industry and community involvement, and other accomplishments.
"Having won Marina of the Year in 2007, we are absolutely ecstatic to have won this highly regarded award again," said marina manager Darrell Barnett CMM.
Soldiers Point Marina, Port Stephens, NSW, is just a wonderful location. It’s 95nm north of Sydney, and far removed from the swell surges at the mouth of the bay.
Bellingham Marine’s latest floating concrete walkway/pontoon systems were used to create 100 berths for boats ranging from 7m to 45m. All berths are serviced with power, filtered water, two telephone lines, network ISP dial-up computer links, free-to-air TV, wireless internet and Foxtel. Other value-adds include complimentary use of the marina vehicle and pushbikes to pick-up supplies.
In recognition of its quality finish and services the facility was awarded a 5 Gold Anchor rating from the Marina Industries Association of Australia in 2010.
Marine services at the marina include two slipways of 40- to 80-ton capacity and up to 22ft beam, and shipwright and workshop facilities including diesel and petrol engine repairs. Onshore amenities feature a restaurant and bar as well as laundry and other resources. Recently added services include a business centre, valet, penthouse, and library.
Service is a highlight, including newspapers delivered to your boat, hot towels and even cocktails at happy hour. You’ll never want to leave! And you can watch your boat over the log-in cameras from your workaday desk. A benchmark marina.
"Owned by Jeff d’Albora, Soldiers Point is all about you, your enjoyment, the safety of your boat, and having a five-star experienced while going nowhere much at all. A benchmark marina where staff deliver cocktails to your boat at happy hour." — TAB crew.
BOAT LENGTHS: 7m to 45m
DETAILS: Soldiers Point Marina, Sunset Boulevarde, Soldiers Point, Port Stephens, NSW, 2317
Phone: (02) 4982 7445
Fax: (02) 4982 7193
Photo: Sunset on Soldiers Point Marina.
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