Ocean Club: a touch of par­adise

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE -

THERE’S an­other lit­tle piece of par­adise on its way for those who berth their boats at Abell Point Ma­rina.

On June 1, the south­ern side of the ma­rina will open the doors to the Ocean Club, a float­ing pon­toon with some se­ri­ous style.

“The idea be­hind it is be­cause we’re such a huge ma­rina, we have ameni­ties for our guests in the south and in the north, but for guests in the far south, it’s about a 300-400m walk to the ameni­ties block,” Mar­ket­ing and Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Man­ager Josce­lyn O’Keefe said.

The pon­toon has its own check-in of­fice, cus­tomer lounge and ar­eas to freshen up af­ter a big day on the boat.

Guests can use one of 12 cu­bi­cles down­stairs, which con­tain a shower, toi­let, sink and even USB ports for you to charge your phone or lap­top.

If you’re in des­per­ate need to do some laun­dry, the club has a fully equipped ser­vice avail­able.

While you wait you can en­joy a cof­fee, read the

❝“It’s a place where cus­tomers can meet other peo­ple and they can con­gre­gate at the Ocean Club rather than just sit­ting on their boats — Josce­lyn O’Keefe

pa­per or pop up­stairs and en­joy a drink or two while look­ing over the stun­ning ma­rina.

“(Up­stairs) is a beau­ti­ful sun deck with um­brel­las, ta­bles, a BBQ area, fridges and a cof­fee ma­chine,” Ms O’Keefe said.

And even bet­ter, there’s wi-fi avail­able.

These op­tions are only avail­able to mem­bers who up­grade to the Ocean Club.

From afar, you could be for­given for mis­tak­ing the Ocean Club for a house boat, with its stun­ning de­sign in­cor­po­rat­ing stain­less steel rail­ings and high end pan­elling.

Ms O’Keefe said the idea was to be able to add an­other level of ser­vice and pro­vide more con­ve­nience for guests due to the ma­rina be­ing “very spread out”.

Hav­ing a third of­fice en­ables us to be more re­spon­sive to cus­tomer re­quire­ments.

With a stun­ning back­drop and high qual­ity ser­vice, the Ocean Club is also the per­fect spot to meet and greet fel­low boat­ies.

“It’s a place where cus­tomers can meet other peo­ple and they can con­gre­gate at the Ocean Club rather than just sit­ting on their boats,” Ms O’Keefe said.

Ma­rina cus­tomers will also have the op­tion to up­grade their stay in or­der to have ac­cess to the Ocean Club as an add on to berthing.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Ocean Club and to find out how to up­grade, visit abell­point­ma­rina.com.au.

PHOTO: JOSCE­LYN O’KEEFE

FLOAT­ING BEAUTY: The Ocean Club is the new­est edi­tion to the south­ern end of Abell Point Ma­rina and and it’s a stylish touch to the al­ready charm­ing ma­rina.

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