Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Sanctuary Cove Marina in Australia has boosted its world-class facilities following a raft of upgrades, which aimed at providing an enhanced experience for existing berth holders and visiting vessels at the renowned Gold Coast lifestyle destination.

Sanctuary Cove Marina Upgrades World Class Facilities

(Photos: Sanctuary Cove Marina)

The revamp includes major security upgrades as well as the installation of new amenities and facilities for berth holders at the award-winning facility, which has received an impressive range of industry accolades, including being the first destination in Australia to receive five Gold Anchor residential canal estate accreditations from the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA).

Sanctuary Cove Marina Operations Manager Helen Motteram says works recently completed saw the introduction of electronic access control to the precinct, comprising new gates with swipe card access.

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 (Sanctuary Cove Marina Head of Marketing & Events Johan Hasser, Marina Operations Manager Helen Motteram and General Manager Stephen Anderson)

“The upgrade was aimed at continuing to provide upmarket recreational marine facilities for our berth holders to enjoy, secure in the knowledge that their safety and wellbeing is always our key concern,” Motteram says. “We have installed large glass gates that look fantastic, so this has really added to the aesthetic of the marina.

“We are confident these scheduled upgrades will add another element to the appeal of our marina to the boating community, alongside perks such as discounts on fuel and enjoying access to the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Pool facilities for current paid up berth holders.”

New restroom and laundry facilities have also now opened as the marina evolves to keep pace with demand from the world’s growing superyacht fraternity.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show General Manager Johan Hasser says the upgrade was well timed to accommodate increased traffic ahead of the 2017 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, which is expected to draw crowds of up to 40,000 marine enthusiasts during the four-day festival in May.

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“Sanctuary Cove is an award-winning destination that is renowned internationally for its superior lifestyle offerings, and we are pleased to be able to bring these important upgrades online as part of our ongoing programme of investment in our valued marine community,” Hasser says. “The feedback from residents and visitors has been very positive, and reflects Sanctuary Cove’s commitment to the evolution of our marina as a modern, world-class facility.”

Sanctuary Cove’s Mediterranean-style marina features a wide-berth design, providing more than 226 moorings for vessels ranging in size from 40ft (12 metres) to 120 ft (36 metres).

Providing a dedicated day visitor area allows guests to visit the marina and adjacent Marine Village, drawn to the stunning location and its myriad of attractions including vibrant waterfront restaurants, upmarket retail boutiques and gold standard golf courses.