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It’s not quite a cruise ship but it could be the next best thing.

Res­i­dents of the Ori­anna Life­style Re­sort re­cently chris­tened their new BBQ pon­toon boat, which has been named Ori­anna Pu­mice­s­tone Pass-Timer.

The boat, a com­mu­nal perk, was pur­chased by the de­vel­oper to al­low res­i­dents to make the most of Bri­bie Is­land life.

Keen bowlers War­ren and Des­ley McDougall said they might just be­come keen boat­ies as well.

“We have had a cou­ple of boats be­fore so we are def­i­nitely game enough to take the new boat out,” Mr McDougall said.

“The BBQ pon­toon boat is just an­other box Ori­anna was tick­ing that no­body else was of­fer­ing. The abil­ity to have ac­cess to a boat, when the weather is good and you feel like go­ing, is just fan­tas­tic.”

Fel­low res­i­dent Lyn Murphy said the re­sort’s po­si­tion at Sand­stone Point had been a ma­jor sell­ing point.

“What brought me here was the wa­ter and now get­ting ac­cess to a boat to make the most of it is just per­fect,” she said.

The chris­ten­ing of the Ori­anna Pu­mice­s­tone Pass-Timer also marked the launch of Club Ori­anna.

The fa­cil­ity al­lows res­i­dents to ac­cess recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties, but also has an on­line por­tal to or­gan­ise events, book fa­cil­i­ties, join ac­tiv­i­ties and get com­mu­nity news.

Ori­anna Life­style Re­sort’s Gen­eral Man­ager Brett Robin­son said res­i­dents were now look­ing for­ward to the com­ple­tion of the re­cre­ation cen­tre early next year.

“The re­cre­ation cen­tre will be the hub for the com­mu­nity to catch up, have a drink at the bar, grab a cof­fee with friends, or strike up a game of billiards,” Mr Robin­son said.

Ori­anna Life­style Re­sorts of­fer two and three be­d­room homes be­tween $375,000 and $475,000. Some of the new home de­signs also fea­ture dou­ble lockup garages.

All aboard! War­ren and Des­ley McDougall on the Ori­anna Pu­mice­s­tone Pass-Timer.

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