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Intertidal Artwork Whitsundays

Underwater artwork becomes the Whitsundays newest attraction 11:31am, Thu 14 Mar 2019

UPDATE: 14th March, 2019



A local Airlie Beach man, Adriaan Vanderlugt was one of the lucky artist chosen to commission one of six sculptures that are to be placed in various locations around the Whitsundays designed to combine tourism benefits and reef rehabilitation.

"It took me a lot of drawings to get to that stage" he said.

I've been sculpting for 50 years and I was saying to a mate the other day it took me all those 50 years to get me where I am today."

A 3.2m wide aluminium mata-ray will be his pride sculpture with Indigenous artist Arthur Gab... Read More
Get into your dream yacht sooner

The essentials of Charter Boat Ownership 1:48pm, Thu 07 Mar 2019

Register today, join the webinar on Wednesday 10 April at 1pm and ask the experts how successful charter boat programs run in Australia.

Learn why charter boat programs are a popular means of ownership


We will explain why hundreds of boat owners choose to run their boats in managed charter companies around Australia.

Ask the experts your questions


How do you get finance? How many bookings should we expect? What return is common? What boats are suitable? We will be answer... Read More
Seawind 1260

Seawind 1260 calls the Whitsundays home 3:11pm, Mon 04 Mar 2019

Fresh from the factory in Vietnam is a brand new Seawind 1260 that will be coming to Australia and calling the Whitsundays home, joining an award-winning bareboat charter operator in Airlie Beach.

Cumberland Charter Yachts have been successful securing a new investor who decided to turn his dream in to a reality buying a Seawind 1260 and joining 28 other bareboats in the fleet based at Abell Point Marina.

Arriving in Australia in July, the owner plans to sail the Seawind 1260 up the east coast of Australia to the Whitsundays and make the most of the cruising area before handi... Read More
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