Monday Inspiration : Bob Oatley – Owner of Hamilton Island since 2003, Legendary Business Man, Creator of the Oatley Wines empire and Owner of Maxi Yacht Wild Oats X and Super Maxi Wild Oats has died aged 87.
 
Mr Oatley was one of the Whitsunday regions most famous champions and a true inspiration to many Australians.
When accepting his Order of Australia (OA) Medal in 2014, he said ‘To share my passions of wine, sailing and Hamilton Island, as well as my good fortunes to aid cancer research and visual arts with the people of Australia, gives me immense pleasure and pride. I am a proud Australian, so to be awarded the Order of Australia is a great honour.’
 
Photo courtesy of BRW (Louis Douvis)