Simon and Skye from D’ALBORA Marinas recently boarded My Way, the 35 metre super yacht berthed at D’ALBORA Marinas, The Spit to meet full-time skipper Nev XXXX.
Boarding a vessel that is about ten times bigger than the average Sydney apartment, we immediately wanted to know what the specs and features were of My Way.
The boat was built in the 1980’s and refurbed in 1997, when sold to it its current owner and interestingly, has never been out of Australian waters. The boat’s 30,000 litre fuel capacity and 10,000 water capacity means it can be out to sea for up to three weeks without docking and the owners favourites destinations are the Whitsundays and yearly trips to the Torres Strait for fishing.
Of course the sheer size of the boat isnt exactly ideal for game fishing or water sports, so there’s other options for guests to get out on the water – including a board 22 foot Boston Wailer which travels up to 40 knots plus another Tender on board. Nev sometimes charters impressive 40-50 footers for the serious game fishing guests and when it’s time to get under the water, there’s the dive gear including compressor, underwater scooters and the Sundeck which turns into a pool.
My Way caters for up to 10 guests with five generous state rooms all with ensuites. The super yacht has a large (really large) lounge and dining area with adjoining fully fitted out bar and full kitchen which leads to dry and refrigeration storage underneath.
The deck off the living area is specious, leading down to a wet dock and the superyachts ‘tenders’, but it’s upstairs which really sells the outdoor space of My Way. A huge sundeck contains an equally impressive wetbar and bbq area and a further sundeck on the very top of the boat offers views unequal to none.
We asked Nev for some scandalous stories and if he could tell us who the owners were, being the skipper of a 35 meter boat means staying being discreet, so we settled for the reason that the boat was called My Way, and sure enough, it was in tribute to Frank Sinatra, of course.
D’ALBORA has recently welcomed two new Marina Managers to take the reins at D’ALBORA Marinas Cabarita Point and Rushcutters Bay.
Domenico Giuffre has been appointed as the new Marina Manager at D’ALBORA Marinas Cabarita Point. He brings with him a wealth of experience having managed Porto Delle Folie Marina in Italy, as well as various management roles within the hospitality industry.
Juanita Erskine was appointed as the new Marina Manager for D’ALBORA Marinas Rushcutters Bay and commenced in December 2016. Juanita brings a wealth of experience from the Tasman marina – Hope Harbour and Runaway Bay Marina on the Gold Coast.
Works will begin on the front car park and the boat ramp areas at D’ALBORA Marinas Akuna Bay from 19 September and are expected to be finalised by 21 October.
This means access to the front car park and the boat ramp will be unavailable during this period.
The Marina and all amenities and services including fuel and dockmaster assistance will still be available and the back car park area still accessible for your convenience.
Waterfront dining options, Driftwood Café and Pilu will remain open as will Akuna Bay’s marine operators Akuna Bay Boat Hire, Akuna Bay Detailing, All Points Boating, Bird Electrical, Francis Marine and Mike Gaffikin Marine.
The works at D’ALBORA Marinas Akuna Bay will include raising the level of the car park and the addition of more green space. More disabled parking spots and unloading areas have been included in the new design, improving amenities and accessibility for all our members and guests.
The D’ALBORA team will be on hand to answer your questions and provide assistance. Please call 02 9486 3000 or email [email protected] for more information.
Located in Sydney’s Inner West, surrounded by stunning parklands, superb views and a central access point to Sydney Harbour from the Marina.
Be a part of D’ALBORA Marinas exclusive team, and join onsite marine services including boat brokers, maritime training, boat detailing and waterfront cafes and fine dining.
- 34sqm office
- Thriving marina facility
- Internal kitchenette and storage
- Option to lease marina berth(s)
- Vehicle parking permit included
Members of D’ALBORA Marinas enjoy first class facilities both on and off the water.
D’ALBORA Marinas is proud to reconfirm its sponsorship with the Youth Sailing Academy (YSA) run by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) for its fourth year.
The YSA is one of Australia’s leading full-time youth academies and its well known and regarded both nationally and internationally, with rising talent such as Will Ryan and Harry Price excellent examples of the talent being developed through the Academy.
YSA Graduate Will Ryan debuted at the 2016 Rio Olympics with some outstanding results, winning silver in the Men’s 470 with skipper Mat Belcher.
The YSA uses a fleet of Elliott 7m fixed keel yachts and are managed by a full team including a new head coach. D’ALBORA sponsorship assists in funding the Elliotts as well as vital development of the YSA’s training and events.
Current YSA Member Harry Price recently ranked 10th in the World Sailing rankings and won the Youth Racing Championship at the CYCA.
For more information about the YSA including how to get involved and school holiday courses, contact 02 8292 7806 or email [email protected].
Works will begin shortly on the front car park and the boat ramp areas at D’ALBORA Marinas Akuna Bay. The works will include raising the level of the car park and the addition of more green space. More disabled parking spots and unloading areas have been included in the new design. Minimal interruption is expecting during the works and the D’ALBORA team will be on hand to answer your questions and provide assistance. Please call 02 9486 3000 or email [email protected] for more information.
A Yacht-master Offshore, Master Class 5 and MED 3 Lisa has extensive yachting experience and has tackled some of the world’s toughest oceans. After circumnavigating in the 2011-12 Clipper Round the world Yacht Race and sailing in the ITL Solo Tasman Challenge from New Zealand to Australia Lisa is setting out to become the first female to Circumnavigate Antarctica solo, non-stop and unassisted in December this year.
D’ALBORA Marinas is proud to provide Lisa with complimentary berthing at all seven of our locations and we are closely following her quest. Lisa was recently profiled in the Sydney Morning Herald – read the article here.
D’ALBORA Marinas is proud to support Sailors with disAbilities a charity committed to changing society’s perception of people with disabilities and the way they regard themselves by building confidence and self esteem.
For the first time in its 22 year history, SwD has a permanent office space from which to work, striving to reach over 3,000 youths with disabilities annually. The office is located at D’ALBORA Marinas Rushcutters Bay.
Take a trip down memory lane via the SWD archives to learn how the organisation has evolved since its inception in 1994: http://www.21yearsofswd.com/
Not only are all D’ALBORA Marinas certified by the International Clean Marina Program, D’ALBORA Marinas Akuna Bay and D’ALBORA Marinas The Spit have been officially certified as ‘fish friendly’ by the Marina Industry Association, joining sister locations D’ALBORA Marinas Rushcutters Bay and D’ALBORA Marinas Nelson Bay.
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The Fish Friendly Marinas program is an information campaign and accreditation program which focuses on marina fish habitats and was developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in collaboration with the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and the NSW Boating Industry Association (BIA).
The awards ceremony was held on location at The Spit on 3 May. Congratulations to the marina teams and thank you to our D’ALBORA Marina members for helping to keep our waterways clean. D’ALBORA Marinas remains committed to providing a safe, enjoyable boating experience for all creatures above the waterline and a clean home for those living below it.