ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


News

  • IBEX’s Opening Night “Party for a Purpose” to Kick Off the 2014 Show with Food, Drinks, Live Music, & More

    BROOKLIN, ME, August 21, 2014 – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will open with “Party for a Purpose” September 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Sail Pavilion outside the Tampa Convention Center. The event will give attendees a chance to network and learn about advocacy work for the boating industry while enjoying food, […]

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  • Member News: Gamage Shipyard Selects PierVantage For Boat Yards

    PierVantage continues to add new customers as boatyards realize turning to modern technology gives them quick access to information and a competitive advantage. Gamage Shipyard, a full service boatyard in South Bristol, Maine, recently decided to put QuickBooksTM back on the shelf and move to “The Cloud” with PierVantage for Boat Yards. Steve Morris, General […]

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  • Member News: The Boat Village Extends Into Canada

    Northshore Yachtworks of Vancouver is the First in Canada to Embrace The Boat Village for Online Service Coordination and Boat Management    HOBE SOUND, Fla. – Aug. 14, 2014 – Northshore Yachtworks, a premiere repair and refit facility in Vancouver, is the first yard in Canada to adopt The Boat Village to provide online service coordination […]

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  • Member News: Jarrett Bay Partners with The Boat Village

    Custom Boat Builder Implements Cutting-Edge Technology to Improve Service Coordination and Boat Management HOBE SOUND, Fla. – Aug. 12, 2014 – Jarrett Bay Boatworks, a premiere builder of custom Carolina sport fishing boats for almost 30 years and service provider to tens of thousands of other vessels, will use The Boat Village to provide online […]

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  • The Connecticut Marine Trades Association Names Kathleen M. Burns as Executive Director

    ESSEX, Conn. – August 11, 2014 – The Connecticut Marine Trades Association has named Kathleen Burns as its new Executive Director. “After an extensive nationwide search to replace the retiring Grant Westerson, I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Kathleen Burns as Executive Director of the Connecticut Marine Trades Association. Kathleen is no stranger […]

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  • Boatyards Get Boost in Workers’ Comp Bill

    From the Sun-Sentinel – By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Smaller boatyards would save tens of thousands of dollars a year on workers’ compensation insurance under a bill passed by the U.S. House on Tuesday — a long-awaited boost for a big industry in Florida. Florida lawmakers led by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz pushed […]

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  • Member News: Marine Businesses Choose DockMaster’s Hosted Solution

    HOBE SOUND, Fla. – July 30, 2014 – Imagine running your business without having to purchase and maintain a server, incur heavy IT consultant expenses or perform regular backups of your data. For scores of marine businesses, that scenario has now become a reality. DockMaster, the leading suite of marine business software, offers a hosted […]

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  • Member News: Landing School Receives School of Excellence Award

    Arundel, ME – July 17, 2014 – The Landing School is pleased to announce that the school has been selected to receive a School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. According to a letter from Executive Director Dr. Michale McComis this award “recognizes schools for their commitment to the expectations and […]

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  • IBEX Education Offers New & Improved Super Sessions and Free Exhibitor Workshops on the Exhibit Hall Floor

    BROOKLIN, ME, July 14, 2014 -There are several new ways for marine professionals to access dynamic education at The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), taking place September 29-October 2, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center. In addition to the Seminar Series offering 55 seminars – there will be nine Super Sessions offered on Monday, September […]

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  • Member News: Six Marinas Join The Boat Village Collaborative in SE Florida

    Collaborative to Promote Online Service Coordination and Simplify Boat Ownership Continues to Draw New Members Hobe Sound, Fla.—Jul. 9, 2014—Six major marinas have joined The Boat Village’s collaborative in Southeast Florida to promote online service coordination and simplify boat ownership. Old Port Cove Marina and North Palm Beach Marina, in North Palm Beach; the Palm Bay Club Marina, […]

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