International recognition for Coral Sea Marina |


As voted by superyacht captains and crews, Coral Sea Marina was announced runner-up at the ACREW Superyacht Business Awards 2021 in the Best Superyacht Marina category.

The Superyacht Business Awards is a global awards program with a network of over 15,000 captains and crew members who are invited to select the best companies in the superyacht sector and vote on those who offer exceptional experiences and recognize them as leaders in their fields.

Arnold Venki, Head of Business-to-Business Sales at ACREW, explains: “I am delighted to congratulate Coral Sea Marina Resort on second place in the Best Superyacht Marina Award. This confirms the team’s hard work to support yachts and yacht crew. Keep up with the good work, the superyacht industry really values ​​your professionalism. “

Crew enjoys the Lookout Lounge in the Coral Sea Marina. Image – Coral Sea Marina

Port of Montenegro was announced as the overall winner in the highly competitive Best Superyacht Marina category, where Coral Sea Marina found itself in remarkable company among iconic marinas from around the world.

“We are honored to be recognized in this prestigious category,” said Kate Purdie, CEO of Coral Sea Marina. “This comes after we received the Australian Superyacht Industry Service Provider of the Year earlier this year and we are very excited to continue supporting the superyacht industry.”

At Coral Sea Marina, we pride ourselves on impeccable facilities and service, but we also offer a superyacht experience that exceeds expectations on the Great Barrier Reef’s doorstep. ”

This is the second year in a row that Coral Sea Marina has been recognized as a Runner Up and recognition for the award-winning superyacht marina comes in time after a solid year of domestic superyacht visits to the Whitsunday region.

With international borders closed, Coral Sea Marina has proven to be the perfect haven for Australian superyachts enjoying the cruising potential of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands.

Crew facilities in Coral Sea Marina
Crew facilities in the Coral Sea Marina. Image – CSM

Superyacht visits to the marina are up 13 percent, with many yachts choosing to stay in the Whitsundays as the closing and barring of inland borders continues to disrupt travel plans.

Captain Peter Cook, MY Playpen, reports on her latest visit: “The motor yacht PLAYPEN just had the most beautiful visit to the beautiful Coral Sea Marina Resort. As a world traveling superyacht, it is a pleasure to stop at such amazing locations around the world and this marina is definitely a hidden gem.

“The facilities are great with a crew lounge and all the facilities you can think of. The location is right on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays wonderful sailing areas and the staff is just wonderful. This is a definite stop on any yacht’s itinerary. “

With a berth capacity of up to 80 m and a range of special superyacht services, the Coral Sea Marina has been redeveloped with this luxury yacht sector in mind. A vibrant vacation village, access to mainland services and the addition of a 77-room boutique hotel, Coral Sea Resort, has positioned the marina as a premier superyacht property in the heart of Whitsunday and the Great Barrier Reef.

The superyacht Lady E in the Coral Sea Marina
The superyacht Lady E arrived at the Coral Sea Marina in January. Image – CSM

James Kennedy, Captain of Lady E (75 m), who visited the marina this year, said of his time in the Whitsundays: “The Coral Sea Marina was an excellent base for our most recent Whitsunday charter. The marina managers, maintenance team and security staff were friendly, courteous and went out of their way to ensure that our supplies, extensive deliveries, crew changes and welcoming of guests were efficient and professional. “

Coral Sea Marina Resort’s commitment to the growth of the Australian superyacht industry has grown into a superyacht hub in one of the world’s most undeveloped and breathtaking yachting destinations.

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– Coral Sea Marina Resort


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