ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


ABBRA Announces West Coast MSM Course in Pt. Richmond, CA. September 2018.

ABBRA’s highly anticipated Marine Service Managers Certification Course has been scheduled

Newport (RI) July 23- 2018 The American Boat Builders and Repairers Associations’ first Marine Service Managers Course to be held in California is scheduled for September 23-27, 2018 at Keefe Kaplan Maritime Inc. Pt Richmond CA.  ABBRA offers the only extensive leadership training for boatyard operators that provide an industry-recognized credential (Certified Marine Service Manager).  The course is being offered in partnership with KKMI.

Employers know that they need a team of competent certified technicians. The team of competent technicians needs a strong leader that supports productivity and keeps the team focused on success.  ABBRA teaches the leadership skills required to operate a boatyard, a service department, a boatbuilding, or large refit project.

The Marine Service Managers (MSM) Course offers a unique opportunity for boatyard operators to professionalize their staff and improve the efficiency and profitability of their businesses.  The ideal candidate for this certification course wants to advance and demonstrate proven leadership and management skills in the operation of a boatyard, a service department or a marine service and repair business.

The Marine Service Manager’s Certification is based on proven leadership principles and best business practices that meet the boatyard industry’s professional standards.  The MSM Course focuses on boatyard operations, leadership and time management skills, policies and procedures, contracts, HR, OSHA, and EPA compliance issues, team building, and financial management.  It is taught by a team of nationally recognized and respected industry experts who offer their perspectives on everyday business issues and challenges. For course content and registration information, click here.

About American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA)

Founded in 1943, ABBRA is a national marine trade organization that represents, is dedicated to, and seeks to strengthen and encourage professionalism in the boat building, marine service, and boat repair industry.

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