Many marinas that have easy access to the ocean are subject to surge and wind wave movement that may detract from their appeal. Yamba Marina is unique in that it is within minutes of the Pacific Ocean but it sits in a protected boat harbour. As an example, during the 2016 storm that badly damaged Coffs Harbour Marina, Yamba suffered no damage at all. Winds of over 100kms an hour were recorded but the marina remained unaffected. Because of the nature of the marina the floating pontoons move up and down with the tide but are unaffected by sideways movement from surge or wind waves. All this within minutes of safe ocean access at the mouth of the Clarence River.

The weather is spectacular on the far north coast. Don’t forget we are CLOSED on Christmas Day and Boxing Day but open every other day of the holidays.

Who wouldn’t want to work on their boat in this glorious weather? Hardstand 1 busy with all kinds of craft coming and going. We are open all summer so come on down to Yamba Marina and enjoy life on the working waterfront.

From December 1, 2021 Thrifty Car Rental became SIXT. It is simply a branding change. The overall business is still owned by NRMA and Yamba Marina is one of NRMA’s agent outlets. Everything is still the same. Same car, truck and bus fleet. Same staff and same operating hours. SIXT is a German company and operates around the world. They are heavily committed to electric vehicles. There are some 180 SIXT outlets around Australia. As the only full-time hire car company in Yamba we are committed to looking after your hire car needs.

This is a 1.85 metre tide. There is extra water in the river system because of the huge rainfalls inland and to the north. The waters are brown but will clear up soon in time for the holidays. The Clarence River is flowing fast with all the extra water so be careful out there. Look out for floating hazards.

This Hood 20 has been fully restored. She’s in great shape and ready to sail away. Huge list of extras go with this Hood classic. Registered trailer with extended draw bar. Mercury 9.9HP Four-stroke motor. She’s in top shape and you don’t need to spend a dollar. She’s at Yamba Marina for inspection.