Quicksilver Group News

Quicksilver Ups Investment in Port Douglas

The Quicksilver Group is investing in Port Douglas and ensuring the company continues to grow with the destination.

The Quicksilver Group has announced the purchase of the Closehaven Marina one of the last prime waterfront properties in Port Douglas.  The 35 berth Marina is adjacent to the Port Douglas Yacht Club.  The property purchased from John Morris for an undisclosed amount has gone unconditional with settlement expected by the end of June.

John Morris who originally developed the Marina and is also Patron of the neighbouring Yacht Club said “I am so excited that Shin Watari and his Quicksilver Group have decided to purchase the Marina.  I have worked with Shin and Quicksilver for many years and they have always been wonderful supporters of Port Douglas.” 

Quicksilver has been in Port Douglas for 37 years and has played a major role in growing tourism in our Region from its infancy.  Tony Baker Quicksilver Group Managing Director said “Shin Watari is an enormous advocate for the Great Barrier Reef and is very passionate about Port Douglas and the Douglas Shire.  He sees a very bright future for the region and tourism and particularly with all of the new developments being completed or underway in Port Douglas.  As a company we at Quicksilver are very focused on continuing to be a driving force in attracting tourism to the Region.”

In 2016 the Quicksilver Group has invested significant funds into the Port Douglas operation with the key focus being:

  • Quicksilver VIII – $1 million dollar 10 week refit and refurbishment
  • Agincourt 3 Reef Platform – $1 million refurbishment and first time out of the water in 21 years
  • Volvo 53 seater Coach – $340,000. Another coach is on order for end of this year
  • Catering Kitchen – a refurbishment of $190,000 has just been completed