ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Annual Conference

The 2017 Annual Meeting & Symposium will be held on Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th January, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The ABBRA Annual Meeting & Symposium will focus on best business practices, and the issues critical to the day-to-day management of boat building and repair yards and marine maintenance and service facilities in 2017, while planning to ensure the future success of your business.

ABBRA will have a Cocktail reception and Annual meeting on Tuesday 24th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at which time we will present our Annual Awards and ABBRA’s industry recognized Marine Service Manager’s Certification credential.

The conference program will be a combination of presentations and interactive sessions with experienced industry leaders, industry partners, and leading experts from related fields with several networking and business-to-business events. Speakers will offer national and international perspectives on changes seen in the recent marine industry business environment and what may be expected in the future.

The 2017 conference will feature a Marketplace for sponsors to meet and network with conference attendees during session refreshment breaks. This is a great opportunity to showcase their service or product to their target audience in a more intimate setting than your standard exhibit hall.  Interested sponsors can email Joy Elvin, Administrative Manager at for more information.

Watch this space for more information.