ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


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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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  • Member News: Piervantage Signs Up Dixon’s Marine Group 2000 Inc.

    Nova Scotia based boat builder, Dixon’s Marine Group 2000 signed with PierVantage for Boat Builders to help them keep up with the pace of their expanding boat building and service business. Dixon’s boats are well known in the fishing community for their reliability, durability and efficiency. Dixon’s Marine Group 2000 joins other highly respected boat […]

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  • Member News: Petzolds Marine Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary

    This year Petzold’s Marine Center, in Portland Connecticut, is celebrating its 70th anniversary. A business started in 1945 by Bill and Agnes Petzold, selling outboard motors and small rowboats out of their home’s basement, Petzold’s has grown to become one of the most respected yacht sales and service centers in the Northeast. A dealer for […]

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  • New Changes to American Boating Congress (ABC)

    From Soundings Trade Only: The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced changes to accommodate the growing event, which runs from May 11-13 this year. The welcome reception that was introduced last year will continue, but it will be held this year at the American Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, with “full run of the second floor with […]

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  • Member News: Compass Marine in the Cayman Islands and Maverick Yachts Costa Rica select PierVantage

    Costa Rica based designer and boat builder, Maverick Yachts Cost Rica and Compass Marine, one of the premier boat yards in the Cayman Islands, have selected PierVantage to help them manage their businesses. Maverick Yachts and Compass Marine join other highly respected boat builders and boatyards such as GUNBOAT, US Watercraft, Schooner Creek Boatworks, Dixon Marine […]

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