ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


Member News

  • Member News: Maine Marine Trades Assoc. Director Goes to Washington

    From Soundings Trade Only: Maine Marine Trades Association executive director Susan Swanton was scheduled to be at the White House today for an event to discuss President Obama’s effort to get companies and industries to hire more long-term unemployed workers. In an interview with the Portland (Maine) Press Herald, Swanton said, “When you say ‘long-term […]

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  • ABBRA Presents Annual Awards and Names Thunderbolt Marine Boatyard of the Year

    ABBRA Names Thunderbolt Marine of Savannah, GA Boatyard of the Year Presents Awards to Industry Leaders in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 27, 2014 – The 2014 Boatyard of the Year Award was awarded to Thunderbolt Marine of Savannah, Georgia at the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) Boatyard Business […]

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  • Member News: Front Street Shipyard to Build High-Speed Patrol Vessels

    BELFAST, ME – Front Street Shipyard in mid-coast Maine is beginning construction on high-performance multihulls for Trefoil Marine. The T30 is a catamaran designed by Donald L. Blount and Associates (DLBA) of Chesapeake, VA, which will be used primarily for military and police patrol, fire and rescue. The craft’s capabilities are applicable to the commercial […]

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  • Carl Cramer Announces his Upcoming Retirement from Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

    Via Soundings Trade Only — Cramer announced Tuesday that after 26-1/2 years he will retire from Maine-based Professional BoatBuilder andWoodenBoat magazines. …In an announcement Cramer sent out Tuesday, he thanked readers for “loyal support over the 24-plus years we’ve been publishing ProBoat and the 22 years we’ve been producing IBEX. Surely I’ll be seeing you at IBEX and METS […]

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  • RIMTA Revitalizes Providence Boat Show to Inspire Sales, Strengthen Industry

    Bristol (R.I.) — The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has put a new management team, new attractions, and a new vision in place for the Providence Boat Show, one of the largest winter boat shows held in New England that takes place January 31 to February 2. The changes are not only designed to […]

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  • My-Villages Takes The Boat Village Live for MDCE

    Companies Can Now Access Free, Premium and Pro Editions of Digital Collaboration Tool Hobe Sound, Fla. –My-Villages, a leading provider of marine mobile technology, today announced that its Web and mobile-based communication and service coordination platform for boat owners and marine businesses, The Boat Village, is officially live for the start of the Marine Dealers […]

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  • My-Villages Awards The Hinckley Company with Innovation Award

    My-Villages Will Honor Innovators in Marine Industry Annually Hobe Sound, Fla. –  My-Villages, a leader in marine mobile technology, tapped The Hinckley Co. as the winner of the first-ever My-Villages Innovation Award Monday at the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s annual meeting. The award, to be presented annually, will honor companies that demonstrate leadership in […]

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  • Member News: Marinalife Signs Deal with Active Interest Media

    Active Interest Media announced that its Marine Group created a partnership with Marinalife to create a new all-access membership program dedicated to enhancing the cruising lifestyle. The official launch of the Cruising Club, powered by Marinalife, will take place at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4. “We […]

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  • Member News: Conanicut Marine Services Goes Solar

    On October 21, Conanicut Marine Services, Inc. will welcome Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, community leaders, and members of the public to its Taylor Point boat yard to see the unveiling of a new addition to the yard that has transformed this Jamestown company into a leader in environmental stewardship for the Rhode Island marine trades. […]

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  • Member News: My-Villages Purchases DockMaster

    Acquisition Creates the Largest and Most-Integrated End-to-End Software Solution for Marine Businesses in the Industry. Hobe Sound, Fla. – Oct. 9, 2013 – My-Villages, a leader in marine mobile technology, has acquired DockMaster, the top information management solution for marine retailers, marinas and service centers. The integration of DockMaster software and My-Villages’ consumer and professional […]

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