Ocean Club now open at Abell Point Marina
MEMBERSHIP to the new Ocean Club at the Abell Point Marina offers everything the travelling yachtie may need.
From a storage area, five-star bathrooms and laundry to a meeting area and drink chiller, the new floating service seemed like a logical step to marina owner Paul Darrouzet after seeing what other world class marinas around the globe were doing.
Manager at the marina Luke McCaul said the idea was that when people went to sea and came back, all they wanted to do was have a good shower.
“It is a premium service,” Mr McCaul said.
The floating pontoon, which was previously moored at the outer reef and operated by Fantasea, had just had its builder’s clean and was ready to be towed from Shute Harbour when Cyclone Debbie hit.
It suffered significant damage but has now been fixed and is ready for customers. Upstairs, the Ocean Club has a sunset deck equipped with an ice maker, coffee machine and tables with umbrellas. “People can come up here and meet on the deck for a sundowner. It’s a really nice meeting spot and in the winter the outlook is unbelievable,” Mr McCaul said.
PREMIUM: Abell Point Marina manager Luke McCaul in front of the new Ocean Club.