ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

2016 Conference Registration

Annual Meeting and Summer Symposium 2016

Taking the Lead….

“Respecting the Past, Defining the Present & Planning for a Successful Future”


Registration is now open – Click here to register.  

The ABBRA Annual Meeting & Summer 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 2016, while planning to ensure the future success of your business. A Summer Symposium is a departure from ABBRA’s winter conferences. ABBRA moved its office to New England at the end of last year, and there is nowhere nicer to be than New England in the summer, so we decided to invite you all to join us in Portland Maine on June 26th and 27th.

We encourage you to bring your family for a weekend in the charming coastal city of Portland. ABBRA will have a cocktail reception and Annual meeting on June 26, 2016 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. during which we will present our Annual Awards and ABBRA’s industry recognized Marine Service Manager’s Certification credential.

Register for ABBRA’s Annual Meeting and Conference now.

Conference Rate of $150 for members and $175 for non-members for both days.  A guest pass for spouses for both days is $115.

Sunday 26th, evening only – Annual Meeting, Cocktail Reception, ABBRA’s Annual Awards and Marine Service Managers Certification Ceremonies for $75.00.

Monday Conference only is $75.00 for members and $100.00 for non-members.

Hotel Information
The Conference Hotel is the beautiful Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101. Located in the heart of the Old Port, a Victorian district of lovingly restored shops and restaurants. The area features cobblestone streets, galleries, shops, day spas and historic landmarks. For the twelfth consecutive year, AAA has awarded the Portland Harbor Hotel a Four Diamond award for excellence in service.

The Conference Attendee rate at the Portland Harbor Hotel is $149 plus a 9% tax per night for a standard room plus $15 for overnight parking. You must book your hotel by the cut-off date of Monday May 31st, 2016, to be guaranteed a room and receive this discounted rate. If you book after May 31st, 2016 the room rate or availability is not guaranteed.

** Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail which will provide you a phone number to make your hotel room reservation under “Hotel Reservation Information.” **

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Conference Registration is non-refundable after June 1st, 2016. Cancellations after that date will not be refunded.

To book your hotel room, the website link is provided after completing registration for the conference.

For more information call the ABBRA office at 401-236-2466 or send an email to
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