ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

2017 Annual Awards

Voting for the 2017 Awards has ended. Thank you to all who submitted their nominations.  The awards were presented during the 2017 Annual Meeting & Symposium Opening Reception on Tuesday 24th January, 2017.

If you wish to send in a nomination for the 2018 awards, please see the categories below, and send an email to

The categories include:

Dennis Snow President’s Award – Awarded to the individual or company for outstanding contribution to the Boatyard and Repair Industry.

Boatyard of the Year – ABBRA’s Boatyard of the Year award is given to the boatyard facility that demonstrates excellence in all facets of their company through commitment to customer service, quality workmanship, best business practices, industry standards, professionalism, workforce development, and positive vendor relations.

Boat Builder of the Year – ABBRA recognizes the boat building facility that through its commitment to innovation, sound engineering, quality workmanship, teamwork, and professional project management, has built a vessel that has been successfully launched and recognized as a significant contribution to the recreational yachting industry.

Excellence in Customer Care – ABBRA recognizes the boatyard or repair facility that has built a successful business by consistently focusing on customer satisfaction.

Excellence in Safety & Environmental Practices – Awarded to the boatyard or service facility that has made significant strides in creating a clean, safe and healthy facility for workers and customers.

Commitment to Training – Awarded to the service or repair facility that has demonstrated a significant commitment to training and professional development for themselves and their employees.

Excellence in Technology – Awarded to the service or repair facility that has developed or applied an advanced or innovative technology, system, or practice.