ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


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  • ABBRA Presented its Annual Awards at a Ceremony in Ft Lauderdale on January 24th, 2017

    Gold Coast Yachts, of St Croix USVI, Kittery Point Yacht Yard of Kittery Maine, and Susan Swanton, of Biddeford Maine, were honored at ABBRA’s Annual Award Ceremony on January 24th. ABBRA’s Boat Builder of the Year award was presented to Gold Coast Yachts, a boat building facility whose building process and product has made a […]

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  • 2017 ABBRA Awards – Call for Nominations

      The ABBRA Annual Awards for 2017 will be presented during the opening reception of our Annual Meeting & Symposium on January 24th, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and we need your help. Please take a moment to nominate your fellow members and colleagues for the ABBRA awards, by completing the nominations form: AWARDS and emailing it to info@abbra.org  by December […]

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  • We are YOUR Association – Help us help you.

    I’ve been thinking recently about what it means to be a part of an Association. Each of us perhaps has a different definition, but I found this one today which I think sums up how I feel about ‘OUR’ Association. “An Association is a group of people (called Members) who come together for a common […]

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  • ABBRA Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

    The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) has convened its Awards Committee to consider nominations for its annual awards which recognizes significant contributions to the marine industry and excellence.  Honorees will be announced at the Annual Awards ceremony to be held during the 2016 ABBRA Annual Meeting & Summer Symposium Conference on June 26th at […]

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  • Understanding Electric Shock Drowning by Kellie Crete

    Soon boats will be launched, kids will be swimming, sailing programs will start, and marinas will be in full operation. With this in mind, now is a good time to increase your knowledge of Electric Shock Drowning (ESD). Many people have never heard of ESD, and those that have, typically don’t realize the common situations […]

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  • Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME signs deal with Norwegian builder.

      Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, is partnering with Brødrene Aa in Hyen, Norway, to market, sell and build carbon-fiber ferries throughout the United States under the new company name Arcadia Alliance. Working in conjunction with the Maine Composites Alliance and Martin Grimnes, a Norwegian composites expert who lives in Maine, Arcadia Alliance is […]

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  • Sailors Wharf Yacht Yards’ Jopie Helsen awarded 2015 Member of the Year by SWFMIA

    Our fearless leader, Jopie Helsen, was awarded the 2015 Member of the Year by SWFMIA. Jopie received the award for outstanding service to the marine industry. Hans Wilson, president of SWFMIA and also president of the State Association and Kevin Carlan, president of Mastry Engine Center, chairman of the Tampa Bay Section presented the award. […]

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  • Brewer Yacht Yards signs on for MyTaskit Module Test

    MyTaskit, which provides a service coordination and boat management platform, said Brewer Yacht Yards will begin a trial of MyTaskit Pro’s Coordination module as a first step in a plan to adopt the new tool across its network of 23 boatyards. MyTaskit, which provides a service coordination and boat management platform, said Brewer Yacht Yards […]

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  • Member News: Marina Shipyard Signs with PierVantage

    California based Shipyard, Marina Shipyard recently signed with PierVantage for Boat Yards. Marina Shipyard is a progressive company that has been servicing customers on the west coast since 1964 and grown to an over 8000 returning customer portfolio today. Marina Shipyard joins other highly respected boat yards such as Front Street Shipyard in Maine, Derecktor […]

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  • BoatUS: 2015 List of Top Ten Boat Names

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 30, 2015 – Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But the one thing they seem to agree on is how boating makes them feel, at least if your looking at a boat’s name on the transom. “Serenity” […]

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