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Great Barrier Reef Tour Operators Wave In New $3m Addition to Port Douglas’ Fleet

A NEW $3 million catamaran will shepherd tourists to the Great Barrier Reef out of Port Douglas. Jenny and John Edmondson (with seadog Jock) on their new vessel, Wavelength 6. Pic by Shane Nichols Wavelength Reef Cruises has welcomed…
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Port Douglas stargazing tour captures imaginations

Port Douglas has always been famous for its clear dark skies brightened by the infinite glow of the stars. But visitors have never been treated to a guided astronomy tour using military grade lasers while floating on the waters…

Ghassan Aboud Receives Hospitality Investor Award

Australian Hotel Group Entrepreneur Awarded ‘Leading Hospitality Investor’ The sole investor behind Australian hospitality group Crystalbrook Collection, Mr Ghassan Aboud, has been awarded ‘Leading Hospitality Investor’ at the 2018…
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Everyone’s favourite seafood event returns to marina

A STAPLE of the Port Douglas Carnivale will return to the marina this year. The Seafood Extravaganza will be held at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina on Sunday, May 27 and the old favourite is set to team up with Hemingway’s Brewery,…
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Marina redevelopment still expected to go ahead despite delays

DOUGLAS Shire Mayor Julia Leu says she’s ‘extremely confident’ the $200 million marina redevelopment will go ahead despite the developer pulling its application. The decision by Crystalbrook Collection to rethink plans was an…
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Great Barrier Reef shines in collaboration focus at Australian Superyacht Rendezvous

Delivering a unified Great Barrier Reef destination message is the key focus of four collaborating superyacht marinas at this year’s Australian Superyacht Rendezvous. Taking a collective marketing approach to target international superyachts,…
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Crystalbrook Collection buys Port Douglas Marina

DEVELOPMENT company Crystalbrook Collection has purchased The Reef Marina. The Port Douglas marina will now be known as the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and becomes billionaire developer Ghassan Aboud’s fourth major investment in Far…
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Port Douglas grows in popularity as superyacht home port

Port Douglas, 22nd March, 2017 – Port Douglas’ The Reef Marina continues to emerge as one of the challengers to the current set of more traditional superyacht destinations as the latest motor yacht Spirit makes the seaside town its home…
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Open space at the heart of the complex

The design for the redevelopment of The Reef Marina has focused on public space and amenity, incorporating a microcosm of the broader Far North Queensland environment with elements like the 'Rainforest Walk' which will create a unique sense…
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Marina decision paves way for future investment in Douglas Shire

THE Douglas Shire Council's decision to grant conditional approval for the $85 million Reef Marina waterfront transformation has paved the way for future investment in the shire. Described by Mayor Julia Leu as “a historic moment and one…