ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


Press Releases

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • RIMTA Revitalizes Providence Boat Show to Inspire Sales, Strengthen Industry

    Bristol (R.I.) — The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has put a new management team, new attractions, and a new vision in place for the Providence Boat Show, one of the largest winter boat shows held in New England that takes place January 31 to February 2. The changes are not only designed to […]

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  • My-Villages Takes The Boat Village Live for MDCE

    Companies Can Now Access Free, Premium and Pro Editions of Digital Collaboration Tool Hobe Sound, Fla. –My-Villages, a leading provider of marine mobile technology, today announced that its Web and mobile-based communication and service coordination platform for boat owners and marine businesses, The Boat Village, is officially live for the start of the Marine Dealers […]

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