ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


News

  • Exciting Plans Underway for IBEX 2014 in Tampa, Florida

    90% of Exhibit Space Already Sold  BROOKLIN, ME, February 11, 2014 – The Tampa Convention Center will be home for the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) and will offer several new and exciting features including boats that will occupy dock space. This premier marine technology showcase and conference will attract thousands of high […]

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  • Member News: DockMaster Announces New Conference, New Clients

    Leading Marine Business Software Continues to Grow Under New Management Hobe Sound, Fla.—Feb. 10, 2014—DockMaster, the leading suite of marine business software, will stage its latest user conference this week as its client roster continues to grow under new ownership. More than 100 DockMaster customers will gather in West Palm Beach, Fla., for the free […]

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  • 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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  • ABBRA Honors Past President, Jonathan Jones, with Dennis Snow President’s Award at Annual Conference

    ABBRA Honors Jonathan Jones, Past President of ABBRA, With Prestigious Dennis Snow President’s Award at the Association’s 2014 Boatyard Business Conference Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 27, 2014 – The 2014 recipient of the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association prestigious Dennis Snow President’s Award, given for significant and lasting contributions to the boatyard and […]

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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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  • NMMA Economic Overview

    NMMA Economic Overview  December 19, 2013 NMMA Economic Overview, formerly Boating News Net, is a monthly report on boating and economic markets featuring industry and general economic indicators that impact your business.  U.S. Economic Indicators + GDP Third quarter GDP growth was upwardly revised to 3.6% from 2.8%, primarily reflecting a greater pickup in inventory investment and […]

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  • Boating Industry Q&A with ABBRA Executive Director Gordon Connell

    Check out the featured Q&A on Boating Industry’s website with ABBRA Executive Director Gordon Connell.

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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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  • EPA Hearing on Ethanol Set for Thursday

    The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a hearing Thursday to receive testimony on a proposal that would lower the required amount of ethanol in the fuel supply for the first time ever. The required amount is now 13 billion gallons, which is the total saturation at E10, or fuel with 10 percent ethanol, which is […]

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