Sanctuary Cove Set For Marina Expansion

Mulpha is set to expand the Sanctuary Cove Marina in response to berthing demand for premium recreational vessels from 50ft up to Superyachts larger than 180 feet in length.

The marina expansion will grow to accommodate over 300 vessels, and as a first for the Australian recreational marina industry, include covered berths as part of Mulpha’s vision for Sanctuary Cove. This offering will provide premier marina berthing with unparalleled customer service, facilities and amenities.

According to Marina General Manger, Steve Sammes “The new facility will be a ‘signature’ project, setting a new benchmark in marina design and facilities in Australia.”

“Sanctuary Cove is uniquely positioned to offer berth holders the ultimate boating and lifestyle experience. Marina facilities have direct access to the Sanctuary Cove retail Village, home to one of the best dining and retail destinations on the Gold Coast, the five-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, two championship golf courses, and the Sanctuary Cove Country club offering an outstanding range of gym , massage , pilates and fitness services, all at the fingertips of our berth holders”.

A six-star level of customer service offering will be available to further enhance the berth holders boating experience.

As Mr Sammes explains “‘Admiral Club Membership’ has a host of benefits and privileges together with Intercontinental Hotel Sanctuary Cove concierge services, including valet vehicle parking, golf buggy transfer from the hotel reception onto the marina piers,  room service for on board meals and even laundry pick up and return.”

Mulpha has been encouraged by the continued growth of the Gold Coast marine industry. Recent announcements such as the multi-million-dollar private investment in the refit and maintenance facilities in the adjacent Coomera Marine Precinct and the Queensland government’s commitment to long-term dredging of the Coomera River demonstrate the industry’s commitment to making the Northern Gold Coast the premium boating destination in the region.

Mulpha CEO Greg Shaw said Sanctuary Cove boasts a unique value proposition as “Australia’s best positioned marina in terms of location and facilities”.

“Sanctuary Cove is a truly integrated lifestyle resort offering the very best in Resort Hotel, retail, golf, fitness and lifestyle facilities. This unique setting also hosts an impressive calendar of events, including the annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and the annual Sanctuary Cove Food and Wine Festival.

“We are confident local, interstate and international boat owners will see the benefits of leasing a berth at Sanctuary Cove and enjoying a sojourn on the Gold Coast as part of their itinerary.”

Opened with euphoric optimism in 1986, accompanied by the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston, Sanctuary Cove is to this day, the globally recognised benchmark for master planned waterfront communities.

Mr Shaw said the marina expansion forms part on an ongoing long-term investment program to continue to enhance Sanctuary Cove facilities for the benefit all stakeholders including guests, residents and tenants.

“Extending the marina facilities to attract a new superyacht market to the destination”

Mulpha is the owner and event manager of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Mr Shaw confirmed the marina expansion means a bigger and better boat show in 2020.  The event, in its 32nd year, attracts up to 40,000 visitors and 300 global exhibitors annually.

Mulpha is and an established owner and manager of property, hotel and leisure assets, with an extensive portfolio of real estate, property development, hospitality, education, retirement and infrastructure assets.

Current investments include the ultimate luxury private island, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Intercontinental Hotel Sydney, Sanctuary Cove and Intercontinental Hotel Sanctuary Cove, Bimbadgen Winery Estate, Norwest Business Park, Mulgoa Rise and Bella Vista Waters Residential Estates, The Hotel School (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane), Marritz Hotel and Salzburg Apartments in Perisher.