Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Yachting Range

Mackay Marina Village named Marina of the Year

by Mackay Marina on 21 May 2013
Mackay Marina Mackay Marina
Mackay Marina Village and Shipyard has been named Marina of the Year for the second time by the Marine Industries Association in the category 'Commercial Marinas over 140 Berths'.

Announced at Marine13 in Sydney, the awards are for the 2013/14 period and based on performance over the previous financial year period. MIA President Andrew Chapman said: 'These awards celebrate industry best practice and provide a benchmark for other businesses to aspire to.'

Judging criteria included facilities, services, environmental measures, community involvement, training and industry involvement. Marina and Shipyard Manager Ben Anderson said: 'This is a great achievement for Mackay, and is a real credit to the team at the marina.'

It is the perfect start to a very busy season for us as we have several events coming up, beginning with our own boat show the Mackay Marine Festival which includes the Offshore Superboats series 22nd- 23rd June. The World Oyster Rally will be with us on 22nd July http://www.oysteryachts.com/worldrally/. We then have the Mackay Beach Races – 17th August which incorporates Mackay Marina Food and Wine Day.'

The marina has been steadily growing in popularity having been first named Marina of the Year in 2006. As an official Port Of Entry with onsite Customs and Quarantine the team now welcomes a regular stream of visitors from around the world. Mackay Marina is the entry point into Australia for prestigious around the world rallies such as Blue Water Rally 2008 & 2010, World ARC 2010 & 2012, The Western Pacific Rally 2012, and the inaugural Oster Round the world Rally in 2013, and is fast becoming the preferred entry point for all blue water cruising yachts. From 2014, the World ARC Rally will be an annual event, choosing Mackay Marina as their entry point into Australia.

Mackay Marina Village and Shipyard is a privately owned marina and shipyard facility located in Central Queensland at the gateway to the Whitsundays. The precinct comprises a 479 berth marina including six Superyacht berths, specially designed multihull berths, commercial fishing berths and maintenance berths. The marina caters for vessels up to 50m in length with up to 3.5m draft at LAT. The marina also boasts one of the most user friendly fuel docks on the coast with 13 pumps featuring some newly installed Compac High Flow/ Low flow dispensers.

Mackay Marina Shipyard features a secure maintenance and repair facilities on a 14,000sqm concrete hardstand with on-site trades, weatherproof paint and maintenance sheds, blasting and a 65- tonne travel lift with a 9.2m beam. The facility has received an above compliance rating from the EPA and also a newly installed keel pit to cater for deep draft yachts.

The site also features a waterfront esplanade of bars, restaurants and shops and is home to the award winning Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina (luxury 4.5 stars) – 79 self-contained suites (designed so each room has an ocean view), function facilities, restaurant, bar and pool.

Ben Anderson says Best Environmental Practice has long been a key part of the team’s vision statement. 'We have achieved and maintained Level 3 Clean Marina status, which acknowledges the achievement of rigorous environmental management systems audited by the Marina Association of Australia.

'Mackay Marina Village and Shipyard is one of The MIA certified Level 3 Clean Marinas in Australia and is fully EPA approved. All facilities are regularly checked by marina staff and independent auditors to ensure everything functions at 100 per cent capability and safety.'

More at www.mackaymarina.com
North Technology - Southern SparsInSunSport - NZAncasta Ker 33 660x82

Related Articles

World's First photochromic bi-focal sailing glasses by BZ Optics
BZ Optics, an Australian start-up company have just developed unique sunglass which is specifically designed for sailors BZ Optics- an Australian start-up company have just developed a unique sunglass which is specifically designed for sailors who require glasses to read their watch, computer, digital screens or charts while sailing in no or low light conditions.
Posted on 28 Sep
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image exhibition at the World Sailing conference
The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award keeps growing and improving its structures. World Sailing’s annual conference reassembles World Sailing member national authorities, Committees, Sub-committees, Commissions, Class Associations, sailors, event organizers, boat manufacturers and observers. Up to 700 delegates are expected in Barcelona this year.
Posted on 26 Sep
Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race winner up for WS Board
Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing in November. The five times Olympic medalist, Volvo Ocean Race winner and several times America's Cup competitor will bring a much needed sailing edge to the Board of World Sailing if he can navigate the politics of the controlling body of the sport.
Posted on 25 Sep
Southern Spars en route to Monaco – Stand QSE2
It’s been another big year for the NZ based company, there's lots of exciting things to talk about the Monaco Yacht Show It’s been another big year for the New Zealand based company, giving us lots of exciting things to talk about at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show like our two big projects Adix and Aquijo. Adix, the three-masted 65-metre Dykstra schooner, has been transformed by a rig refit by Southern Spars and Future Fibres.
Posted on 22 Sep
Tony Parker - Basketball player and ambassador of the Bridge
Tony Parker, basketball player with an exemplary sporting career, took advantage of visiting France to launch 100 Club This important meeting took place last Saturday morning on 17th September in Nantes, between Tony Parker, godfather to the Bridge, and the companies which support this Franco American initiative, which will celebrate 100 years of fraternal exchanges between two countries. Tony Parker, the basketball player with an exemplary sporting career, took advantage of visiting France to launch the 100 Club
Posted on 22 Sep
Terry Kohler, driving force of North Technology dies at 82
Terry Kohler who purchased North Sails was the driving force behind the North Technology Group, has died aged 82 Terry Kohler who purchased North Sails from Lowell North over 30 years ago and was the driving force behind the North Technology Group, has died aged 82. With the combined company of North sails and Southern Spars, Kohler created the 'Engine above the Deck' concept which married the technology used to build the sails and spars to be designed and work as an integral unit.
Posted on 21 Sep
The Newport International Boat Show is opening next week!
Newport Exhibition Group has secured a record number of exhibitors, and organized more educational activities Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today that it has secured a record number of exhibitors, and organized more educational activities and attractions for showgoers than ever before.
Posted on 9 Sep
Brookes and Gatehouse Videos with Knut Frostad
Navico, the parent company for Brookes and Gatehouse (B&G), Simrad and Lowrance have prepared some terrific videos Navico, the parent company for Brookes and Gatehouse (B&G), Simrad and Lowrance have prepared some terrific videos with Knut Frostad, the legendary Volvo Ocean Race sailor and former CEO. See him talk about sailing in general, the B&G product choices and placement he made for his own boat, and then why he loves his Outremer 5X.
Posted on 8 Sep
Bavaria C57 – Something big is coming
Bavaria Yachts presents a new revolutionary sailing yacht, in the form of the new Bavaria C57, at the Yachting Festival Bavaria Yachts presents a new revolutionary sailing yacht, in the form of the new Bavaria C57, at the Yachting Festival in Cannes. The innovative design, the smart layout, the high-quality equipment and build quality, and the impressive performance set new standards - and not only for Bavaria Yachts. …..Something big is coming.
Posted on 8 Sep
Zhik sailors win 17 sailing medals at 2016 Olympic Regatta
The 2016 Olympic games are over and what a Games they have been - Zhik sailors dominated Zhik sailors won almost 60% of the medals contested at Rio de Janeiro. It was a regatta which tested sailors and gear - with one day being the most severe conditions ever experienced at an Olympic regatta. For the Zhik team riders on the waters of Rio, four years and more of hard work and dedication have paid off for many.
Posted on 29 Aug