Being a Sailtime member at Soldiers Point Marina for 2.5 years now has only reinforced my decision not to the buy outright, but rather pay a monthly fee and be able to walk on and off the yacht without any worries. So, what do you get as a Sailtime member at Port Stephens for your monthly?
First up, access to the yacht. The vessel is 5-year- old Jeanneau 379. And it is a treat to sail. Either single-handed or with a crew, the yacht is easy to sail, well-mannered in most conditions, and very comfortable for overnight and extended stays. The maintenance level is high. Much TLC is bestowed on this vessel by the marina staff so it looks in excellent condition. All maintenance and mechanical glitches are dealt with quickly by Darrell Barnett and his marina staff.
The marina. Access to the numerous facilities in this 5-star marina is included with Sailtime membership. Guests we’ve had on board who are new to the area are universally impressed with the facilities.
The service level. Exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble for Darrell and his staff. Always courteous, cheery, attentive and professional in their service delivery – not just for Sailtime members, but for everyone at the marina.
Finally, the sailing venue. No more needs to be said other than it is Port Stephens. Inshore and offshore – the location provides a wealth of opportunities to develop new sailing skills or to build on existing sailing experience. All in all, we found Sailtime to be an engaging and rewarding experience.
A big thumbs up!