When you think of Australia and superyachts, of course the first thing that likely comes to mind, is Sydney Harbor, and the image of its iconic opera house. However, Australia is a big place, and Sydney is far from the only place on the continent for yacht enthusiasts.
As we reported over the summer, many other areas “Down Under,” are seriously making a push to broaden their appeal to superyacht owners by building new or improving existing marinas. The area we reported on back in August, was the Whitsunday Islands, a group of 74 archipelagos off the coast of Queensland, AU, in close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.
Now, the Port Stephens Examiner, reports on a major marina renovation project, again specifically designed to attract more superyachts to that region. Port Stephens is located on the coast of New South Wales, about a 2 hour drive from Sydney.
It is known for its quiet coves, great surf beaches, gourmet restaurants, whale and dolphin watching, sand dunes, and a nightlife to rival any coastal resort area. There are 26 sandy beaches, some sheltered in bays that are perfect for families as well as swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. The towering Stockton sand dunes are great for quad-biking and horseback riding.
The main marina that serves the area is The Anchorage. The marina currently has 90 berths, five moorings, a fuel dock and seven day dockmaster service. According to The Examiner, it is in the middle of a major upgrade. “Upgrades to the marina at the Anchorage will create 22 new berths and dramatically increase the Port’s capacity to cater for large and luxury-sized vessels,” said Patrick Whetter, the new manager of the marina.
He added that, “The expansion is currently underway, and the new berths are expected to open in December.”
Dock Space Here at Home
If you aren’t planning a vacation voyage to Australia or New Zealand anytime soon, and you need five-star marina accommodations right here at home, you need look no further than Florida Yacht Management. FYM is proud to announce the availability of new dock spaces both in our world-class Marina Bay location, as well as 180 feet of dockage available at our newest location at the exclusive Harbor Beach in Fort Lauderdale.
Dockage Available at Marina Bay
In the first option, at our Marina Bay location, we have up to 160′ of deep-water dockage available. Prices start at $35 a foot; prices will vary, based on the size of the vessel. Features and amenities include:
- 100 Amp shore power
- 55′ Bridge clearance
- “Yacht sitting” available upon request
- Gated marina with country club amenities
- Insurance approved Hurricane Hole for select providers
- Only minutes from the airport
- Excellent sales location with great visibility
- Clubhouse with offices
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tennis courts
- Racquetball courts
- Fitness center
- Parking available
Dockage Available at Harbor Beach Dock
For yacht owners interested in the exclusive Harbor Beach Dock location, we have up to 180’ of dockage available in this luxury marina, where there are no “liveaboards” allowed. Other advantages and amenities include:
- Deepwater access
- No fixed bridges
- 100 Amp shore power
- “Yacht Sitting” available upon request
- Gated neighborhood
- Parking available
If you are interested in either of these locations, contact us now, space will be filling up fast, especially as “The Season” approaches!
Yacht Management and Dock Space
Even with our newly available spaces, finding dockage for a luxury motor yacht in South Florida remains challenging.
Did you know that one of the many advantages of signing your yacht up with our On Demand Yachting solution is gaining access to Marina Bay?
Marina Bay is located in the epicenter of Ft. Lauderdale’s yachting capital. It not only is home to some of the finest, secured slips in the area, but, it is home to the Marina Mile Yachting Center, a full-service shipyard that is staffed by some of the best marine professionals and contractors in the South Florida yachting industry.
When your yacht is docked at Marina Bay, you not only have the sense of security and pride that comes with premium dock space, you will have access to the high-caliber service network of The Yacht Center for more complicated refits, maintenance and marine supplies.
Finding dockage for a luxury motor yacht in South Florida can be challenging. On Demand yachting from FYM can help. If you would like to learn more, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Yacht Management specialists, or call us at (855) 318-6328.
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