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Tradie of the Month
Nauticare - Tim O'Brian

What's your specialty?
Building and Creating
How long have you been in business?
14 years - started in 2000
What's your favorite thing about your job?
Making vessels look beautiful, keeping the client happy and the variety of personality

Employee of the Month
Our Cameron spent Tuesday, as Ben calls it, ''Playing with Boats''. We are proud to say Cameron has now recieved his boat licence. From now on you may not see him scooting around the marina, rather, checking on things from the dory.

From the team
Many people might envy our job and you'd be right too. We have a fantastic team with a fearless leader. We have an picturesque work place, we enjoy the variety or our job and we have met some amazing people. So pop into the office for a visit.

The best medicine
A very nervous first time crew member says to the skipper, "Do yachts like this sink very often?''
"Not too often,'' replied the skipper. '' Usually it's on;y the once.''

In celebration of Cameron's new boat licence, this months competition is to name the shipyard dory! Send through your suggestions and you could win a bottle of wine. 

Know your Knots - Anchor Hitch
1. Make two turns around the shackle, leaving turns open.
2. Pass free end behind the standing line and feed the free end through the first turns and pull tight. 
3. Now tie a half hitch around the standing line and pull tight.
4. Seize the free end or tie the knot with a long tag end and tie a backup knot such as one half of a Double Fisherman’s (see Backup Knot) with the tag end around the standing part.

What's on?
Marina Markets
19 October 2014
16 November 2014
Marina BBQ
28 October 2014

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Mackay Marina Newsletter

October 2014

We are on the tail end of cruising season and it's only 10 weeks until Christmas. Many of you might be making the journey south, we want you to stay with us. We have some great specials to help you enjoy the Whitsunday's through the Summer. 

Words from Ben

Time to take advantage of some of our fantastic specials. At the moment, we currently have several fantastic deals which include, our off season special, first day free on the hardstand and we also have new long term storage rates for the hardstand. For more information on one of the fantastic deals, please contact one of our friendly staff. 

Off season specials
Stay at the award winning Mackay Marina
Forget about heading South, why not stay here at the gateway to the Whitsundays? Pay for 13 weeks at the 26 week rate
*Valid November through to January 
Long Term Hardstand Rates
3 months – 0.95c/ft/day – 6 months 0.85c/ft/day 
Get Ship Shape for Xmas Special
Only 11 weeks until Xmas so it's time to get your boat ready. Let us take the hard work out of it for you. Book now and receive your first day on the hardstand free! In addition, if you use of our skilled trades to anti-foul your boat, they will arrange the haul-out, take your boat over to the shipyard, and even put your boat back into your berth – ready to go… it doesn't get any easier than that.
Call either:
Brad Sam from Blueline Boatbuilders 0418 185 181
Tim O’Brien from Nauticare – 0417 624 354
*All offers subject to terms and conditions and valid for a limited time*

Preparing your boat for strong weather

Magical weather can't happen every day, we have some tips for securing your boat in strong weather. Check all of your lines and ensured none of them are frayed. Add extra lines if necessary. Remove any items from the finger. Secure items on deck.  Check your bilges and tenders are free from water.Get you know your neighbours so you can help each other if necessary in the event of a cyclone. Remember marina staff will be out there checking vessels and can assits if necessary. If you follow all of the above suggestions, you are helping us to help you!
Click here for more information

Mackay Marina Real Estate - Apartment of the Month
Captain's Corner Penthouse 56
Reduced to $575,000

Extra Large Bedrooms are a defining feature of this Penthouse.
The master suite is the largest of bedrooms, with room to swing! (a cat) 

Boat of the Month - 30ft Cruising Cat

What a bargain! Cruising cat that sleeps 8, 9.9hp Honda, VHF, 12v Fridge, Shawn Arbour design, unique layout, fun cruising catamaran. Book an appointment to inspect, vessel won’t last long!
Enquire now!

To all our favorite boaties, enjoy the magic weather, happy and safe cruising!