ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


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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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  • Member News: Bradford Marine Joins My-Villages Innovation Partners

    Premier Lauderdale Facility Becomes First Brokerage in the Nation to Offer Mobile Technology to Simplify Ownership Hobe Sound, Fla.  – My-Villages, a leading provider of marine mobile technology, is proud to announce that Bradford Marine, a premier name with shipyard and brokerage facilities in Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas, is the first brokerage in the […]

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  • Marine & Composites Industry Career Day on March 22 in Rhode Island

    Via Soundings Trade Only— The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and the IYRS School of Technology and Trades will host the ninth annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day on March 22. Free to the public, the event will draw industry experts and employers who come with one goal in mind: to connect with people […]

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  • Recommended Blog Post: Can You Fix This?

    Read the latest blog posted by Bill Sisson at Soundings Trade Only’s website and see if you can spot any familiar names. Here’s an excerpt: “I was listening to “Car Talk” on NPR last weekend when the Magliozzi brothers took a call from a woman named Kathy who said she didn’t have a problem with […]

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  • PierVantage Signs New Clients

    Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric, Marshall Marine, Pierside Boatworks, and SYS Yacht Sales & Service to leverage PierVantage™ to grow their business! PierVantage, the marine industry’s first and only true cloud based solution built specifically for boatyards, full service marine facilities, and boat building operations is excited to announce that Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric, […]

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  • Time Running Out for Camps, Schools to Get Low Cost Child/Teen Life Jackets

    Non-profit summer camps, schools, or local non-profit organizations providing on-the-water programs for kids have a strong need for safety, and having right-sized life jackets for kids is key. Now, the BoatUS Foundation’s Kids Afloat Program is offering kid/teen-sized, vest-style life jackets for just $5 each. However, supplies are limited and groups need to apply online […]

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  • ABBRA Marine Service Manager Course Set for Maine, March 4th-6th

     Partnering With State and Regional Marine Trade Associations A Successful Model for Delivering Professional industry Training    Fort Lauderdale, FL- February 12, 2014– ABBRA, the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association is once again partnering with a state marine trade association to offer its intensive three-day Marine Service Manager course from March 4th – 6th in […]

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