At the Monaco Yacht Show the SYT team had the pleasure of speaking to Michael Barnett of the Cairns Port Authority. Besides being the Manager Operations of the Cairns Port Authority, Michael also represents the Superyacht Group, Great Barrier Reef.
The Cairns Marlin Marina is situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and is a world-class facility offering custom designed berths for the most advanced superyachts. During the last years the marina has been visited by some notable superyachts, including; Royal Huisman’s Athena, Feadship’s Andiamo, White Rabbit, Heesen’s A Khaliq, Delta’s Sinbad & Andrea.
Located in the heart of the city of Cairns, the Cairns Marlin Marina is a secure superyacht facility, boasting dedicated superyacht berths up to 80m, 24-hour security, closed circuit television and a heli-pad. Because it’s perfect location near the city, the marina is also very popular amongst crew members.
Superyachts are provided with world-class customer service with alongside vehicle access, ADSL and broadband wireless internet connection, shore power, waste management, recycling facilities and one of the most enviable environments in which to berth alongside floating pontoons.
The Superyacht Marina is within walking distance of the tropical swimming lagoon, 5 - star hotels, shopping, dining, casino and the city’s vibrant nightlife. Just 10 minutes from Cairns International Airport and 5 minutes from the Cairns Superyacht refit precinct, the Cairns Marlin Marina offers an unparalleled level of convenience and service to international superyachts.
Photo credit: Cairns Port Authority
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