ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


Press Releases

  • ABBRA’s 2019 Symposium is Not to be Missed!

    For Immediate Release   ABBRA’s 2019 Symposium is Not to be Missed! The American Boatbuilders & Repairers Association is looking forward to their 2019 Annual Meeting and Symposium scheduled for Jan. 22 & 23 at the Pier 66 Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. As the only conference designed by boatyard operators for boatyard operators, this event is totally focused […]

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  • ABBRA’s Annual East Coast MSM will be held at the Hotel Viking in Newport RI February 24-28, 2019

    ABBRA’s Highly Respected Marine Service Managers Certification Course has been scheduled The American Boat Builders and Repairers Associations (ABBRA) Annual East Coast Marine Service Managers Course to be held February 24-28 2019 in Newport Rhode Island at the Hotel Viking. ABBRA offers the only extensive leadership training for boatyard operators that provides an industry-recognized credential […]

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  • ABBRA Presented its Annual Awards at a Ceremony in Ft Lauderdale on January 24th, 2017

    Gold Coast Yachts, of St Croix USVI, Kittery Point Yacht Yard of Kittery Maine, and Susan Swanton, of Biddeford Maine, were honored at ABBRA’s Annual Award Ceremony on January 24th. ABBRA’s Boat Builder of the Year award was presented to Gold Coast Yachts, a boat building facility whose building process and product has made a […]

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  • ABBRA Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

    The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) has convened its Awards Committee to consider nominations for its annual awards which recognizes significant contributions to the marine industry and excellence.  Honorees will be announced at the Annual Awards ceremony to be held during the 2016 ABBRA Annual Meeting & Summer Symposium Conference on June 26th at […]

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  • Industry Executives Speak Out at White House

    Pamela Lendzion, Executive Director of the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association and Susan Swanton, Executive Director of the Maine Marine Trades Association joined a group of colleagues in Washington DC to discuss their proposals designed to remove barriers to work-based learning for small businesses in the recreational marine industry. In early February, as part […]

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  • Chicago Yacht Works signs with PierVantage

    Chicago Yacht Yard signs with PierVantage – News Release

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  • ABBRA Names New Executive Director and Administrative Manager, Head Office to Move to Newport, RI

    Newport, RI – July 15, 2015 – ABBRA, the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association announced today it has appointed Pamela Lendzion as the Interim Executive Director and Meg Toppa the Administrative Manager and has moved its office to the Newport Shipyard. Ron Helbig, President of ABBRA said, “We are pleased to have Pam at […]

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  • IBEX Super Session Press Release

                       Newport, RI July 31, 2015               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   IBEX Super Session September 14, 2015 from 9:00am to 5:00pm: Educating Employers on Hiring, Training & Upskilling Technically Skilled Workers ABBRA (American Boat Builders and Repairers Association) is currently coordinating a workforce development survey designed to gather information needed by all state […]

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  • Results from the ABBRA 2014 Compensation and Benefits Survey Now Available

    Fort Lauderdale, FL –February 9, 2015- Results from the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Survey are now available. Survey data was collected from ABBRA members nationwide, along with local marine trade associations’ members, and additional participants from the marina and boatyard industry. The report entitled the ABBRA Compensation and […]

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  • ABBRA Announces Its 2015-2016 Board of Directors

    Fort Lauderdale, FL –February 4, 2015– ABBRA, the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) is pleased to announce its 2015 – 2016 Executive Officers, Board of Directors, and the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. The 2015- 2016 ABBRA Board of Directors is as follows: OFFICERS Graham Wright, Great Island […]

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