ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


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  • Member News: Hinckley Yachts Reaches Out to Maine College Graduates

    Eastern Maine Community College said graduates of its 2014 class with degrees in fine woodworking and cabinet making probably will have full-time employment after they graduate this month. Hinckley Yachts invited students from the program to apply for positions at its facility in Trenton, Maine. The college said the luxury jetboat and sailboat builder has […]

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  • American Boating Congress Releases Agenda

    From Soundings Trade Only: The finalized American Boating Congress agenda and speaker lineup were released for the event, which will take place May 5-7 in Washington, D.C. Prominent speakers addressing areas of interest for the U.S. recreational boating industry include: • U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla. • U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn. • Amy Walter, national […]

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  • Member News: My-­‐Villages Launches DockMaster 8.0 Beta Program

    Industry’s Most Popular Business Software Gets Additional Features to Improve Productivity and a Whole New Look Hobe Sound, Fla.  – April 24, 2014 – My-Villages, which owns the popular DockMaster suite of marine business software, launched DockMaster 8.0 for beta testing, the most powerful version yet with new navigation, scheduling and dashboard features to help companies simplify operations […]

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  • Member News: PierVantage Rolls Out Major Enhancements

    PierVantage, the only true cloud based business management solution built specifically for the marine industry implements significant enhancements with its Winter 2014 Major Release. “This is the first of at least three major releases for 2014”, said Navroze Eduljee, CEO. “It continues to demonstrate our commitment to delivering the best and most up-to-date management solution […]

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  • Member News: Landing School Announces Development of Women in the Marine Industry Scholarship

    Arundel, ME – April 10, 2014 – The Landing School, is pleased to announce the development of a scholarship specifically for women who wish to further their education in the areas of marine systems, yacht design, composite boat building or wooden boat building. This need-based scholarship is being awarded in $1,000 increments to five women annually. This […]

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  • Member News: The Boat Village Launches Regional Collaborative in Southeast Florida

    The Boat Village Provides Communication Services for its Professional Customers, Building its First Regional Collaborative to Promote Online Service Coordination to Simplify Boat Ownership Hobe Sound, Fla. – April 10, 2014 – The Boat Village, the marine industry’s leading mobile boat management and service coordination platform, now offers its marine business customers major marketing and outreach services to […]

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  • BoatUS News: VIDEO: Why Boaters Don’t Like Ethanol

    VIDEO: Why Boaters Don’t Like Ethanol WASHINGTON, DC, April 4, 2014 – If you own a boat, you may have heard by now that a government mandate has been increasing the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, which not only damages boat engine and fuel systems but can present very real safety concerns. […]

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  • Member News: Saunders Yachtworks Expands Customer Service Dept.

    Gulf Shores, Ala. – April 2, 2014 – Saunders Yachtworks has hired Mitch Bradley and Timothy Gibson as customer service representatives for the company’s full-service boatyards in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala. Additionally, Craig McLeod will move his customer service skills to a new assignment in Orange Beach. Bradley, Gibson and McLeod will work […]

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  • ABYC Steps Up Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Efforts

    March 24, 2014, Annapolis, MD: The American Boat & Yacht Council’s Foundation (ABYC) is partnering with the Energy Education Council’s Safe Electricity “Teach Learn Care TLC” campaign to help prevent Electric Shock Drowning (ESD). The safety messages include proper maintenance of your boat’s electrical system and safe actions in the water. Thanks to a grant […]

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  • NFPA 33 Update: New Standard Set to be Published in 2015

    Via Soundings Trade Only– The National Fire Protection Committee on Spray Finishing, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Lauderdale Marine Center approved a new standard that reduces the risks involved in spray-painting large objects, including yachts in temporary membrane enclosures. Such enclosures are used in the marine industry for the painting of yachts that […]

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