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The Alexander Marine family came together over the October long weekend for their annual ‘Whitsundays Get Together’ event at the stunning Cid Harbour in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands.

This year’s event was nothing short of picturesque, with three magnificent charter superyachts, an attendance of over 100 people, and a theme that transported everyone to the Hamptons.

The adventure began as the group consisting of international guests, existing customers as well as new faces departed from Hamilton Island, filled with excitement for the day ahead. Although Mother Nature delivered a sudden downpour of rain when the group arrived at Cid Harbour, this quickly cleared, revealing a breathtakingly beautiful day, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.

The charter superyachts that played host to this year’s gathering were the 2004 Moonen 84 ‘Aurora’, the 2020 Ocean Alexander 88 ‘Escapado’ and the 2013 Custom 92′ Expedition Motor Yacht ‘Segara’.

Each vessel had previously been sold by Alexander Marine and offered a unique experience, ensuring there was something for everyone.

Dealer Principal / Director Alexander Marine Todd Holzapfel held a welcoming speech, prompting guests to have fun, celebrating the event in its 7th year and also the recent appointment as a Whitehaven Motor Yacht dealer.

The Ocean Alexander 88 became the hub of entertainment for the evening, as the talented band ‘Left of Centre’ illuminated the makeshift stage, set up on the boat deck. Their music filled the air and provided the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of dancing and enjoyment. The dance floor was set on the boat deck of ‘Segara’, creating a lively atmosphere that had everyone on their feet.

Meanwhile, ‘Aurora’ offered a serene and relaxed atmosphere, serving as the ultimate chill-out zone for those who wanted to take a break from the dance floor or simply bask in the scenic beauty of Cid Harbour.


This year’s theme, inspired by the Hamptons, transformed the boats into elegant havens of blue and white. Gorgeous blue hydrangea arrangements adorned the boats, lending an air of sophistication and

charm to the surroundings. The Hamptons theme set the perfect tone for a day of luxury and relaxation.

Adding to the highlights of the event were the incredible bartenders on ‘Segara’, who mixed up a storm, creating mouthwatering cocktails. The cocktail of the day, the “Long Island Blue,” was an absolute hit among the guests. This tantalizing concoction not only delighted the taste buds but also got everyone into the party mode, making the vessels come alive with laughter and dancing.



Amidst all the revelry and excitement, there was a heartwarming love story that unfolded; Last year, at the same event, two souls found each other amidst the beauty of the Whitsundays and celebrated their one-year anniversary this year.

Their story is a testament to the magic of these annual gatherings. Love, like the Whitsundays, has a way of bringing people together, and the couple’s love story is a beautiful reminder that not only does Alexander Marine’s event create unforgettable memories, but it also weaves the threads of lifelong connections.



As the night continued, the stars above shimmered in the clear sky, mirroring the joy and excitement of those gathered below. Conversations flowed, memories were made, and the sense of camaraderie among the Alexander Marine family grew stronger.

The annual Whitsundays Get Together was a testament to the enduring spirit of friendship and adventure that defines the Alexander Marine community. It was a day filled with laughter, music, and the beauty of the Whitsundays, reminding everyone why these gatherings are cherished year after year. As the boats returned to Hamilton Island, the participants reflected on the incredible experience they had shared.

The Alexander Marine family has once again proven that regardless of weather, they know how to turn any moment into a fantastic and unforgettable celebration. Until next year’s gathering, the memories of Cid Harbour will continue to bring smiles to their faces, and the bonds of friendship will remain unbreakable.

The Alexander Marine Whitsundays Get Together – now in its 7th year – is an annual event, well-known and cherished by many. To express your interest for the 2024 event, or to talk to a Yacht Sales Executive about a boat listing, call 07 5618 0000 or visit www.alexandermarineaust.com.au


Alexander Marine specialise in the sale of new and premium brokerage motor yachts, and we are well known for our professionalism, integrity and commitment to delivering remarkable results for our customers. We are the exclusive importer and distributor for Ocean Alexander and Galeon Yachts in Australia and New Zealand.

Recently we have also been appointed the Queensland dealer for Whitehaven Motor Yachts.

With our head office at The Boat Works Marina and Shipyard in the heart of the Marine precinct on the Gold Coast, Queensland, our customers enjoy 1st class sales and after sales service provided with the assistance of Australia’s highest concentration of marine trades.



Two generations of one family have guided Ocean Alexander Yachts for more than four decades. With its manufacturing base in Taiwan, Ocean Alexander is consistently one of the top selling brands for large yachts in the U.S, and currently produces models ranging from 27 metres to 37 metres in length. The brand is currently ranked the 3rd largest boat builder in the world for builds of 24m and above. (Source: Boat International’s 2023 Global Order Book).



With a reputation for unparalleled attention to detail, cutting edge technology and ground-breaking designs, Galeon has become one of the premier European boat builders, with over 30 years’ experience in hand-crafted vessels. Since commencing operations in 1982, Galeon has grown from premises in a small facility outside Gdansk, to become one of Europe’s largest motor yacht builder with an output of 100 vessels per annum. The highly contemporary, award-winning Galeon line of motor yachts has grown to comprise models from 30 to 78 feet and is considered class-leading across its range, offering unparalleled modern styling, innovation and cutting-edge marine technology in every vessel.



Whitehaven Motor Yachts is the culmination of the vision, determination and expertise of entrepreneur, Bruce Scott and passionate boat-builder, Ryan Hanson. Inspired by the tranquil beaches of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, they designed and built their ideal blue-water cruising vessel. Developed in Australia for Australian conditions and proudly hand built by master craftsmen in Taiwan, Whitehaven have combined the latest in design and finishes to create boats that can be tailored to the exact specifications of each individual owner.

Whitehaven’s boats are designed using the best building techniques and offer a perfect blend of style and functionality. Comprising models from 40 to 90 feet, the Whitehaven Motor Yacht’s range encompasses their spontaneous and spirited Harbour Classic, large volume Flybridges, practical single-level Coupes, open-
air Sunbridges and sleek Sports Yachts.