Issue 9

April 2017


Welcome to the April edition of Docklines. 

Its been a month of up's and down's in the marine industry this month. Cyclone Debbie was devastating for our friends on the Whitsundays, leaving a fierce clean up in its wake. Like all Australians though, they've rallied together and are back servicing guests and tourists and turning on the sunshine. 

Equally devastating, Lisa Blair's record breaking attempt sadly came to an end just off Cape Town, South Africa. After spending some time on shore for repairs, Lisa will be finishing her journey and we look forward to seeing her at home. 

In better news, the Sail Port Stephens regatta, now in its 10th year, was again hosted by D'ALBORA Marinas Nelson Bay and by all accounts was an oustanding success. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to next year. 

Also marking a significant anniversary, Sydney International Boat Show will be celebrating 50 years this year. We're looking forward to seeing you there 3 - 7 August 2017. 

And in D'ALBORA Marinas news, I'm happy to report that the redevelopment at Akuna is well underway and on track. With almost all new marina arms finished and work beginning on the fuel wharf, we expect to be completed by mid May. 

If you haven't already had a look at the new marina please make some time to visit, it is well worth it. 

Brett Bolton 


Akuna Bay

Welcome home to Akuna Bay

Only one hour north of Sydney CBD, the recently redeveloped marina now offers capacity for vessels of 40ft to 135ft, as well as dry storage for smaller craft. Enquire now

Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair

The trials and tribulations of attempting record breaking adventures has certainly taken its course. You may have heard that Lisa's journey was interrupted by a dismasting 72 days in. Read more

Sail Port Stephens

Sail Port Stephens

D'ALBORA Marinas Nelson Bay recently played host to the Sail Port Stephens regatta, now in its 10th year. Congratulations to the winners. We look forward to seeing you next year. Read more


BIA volunteers support Cyclone Debbie relief

Very proud of our own Lars from D'ALBORA Marinas, along with a team of eight who volunteered to assist BIA members clean up following the destruction of Cyclone Debbie. Well done team.


What's on at Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is playing host to the inaugural On Sacred Ground, a Conscious Living and Well Being Festival on 13 May, in addition to regular live music through the month. Read more



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