ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

2017 Conference Registration

— Annual Meeting & Symposium —

24th & 25th January 2017

“Developing a Skilled Workforce for Sustainable Growth”

Welcome to the Annual Meeting & Symposium registration page.

Registration attendance rates are as follows:

Member Both Days $150.00
Spouse/Partner Both Days $100.00
  Tuesday Reception Only $ 60.00
Non-Member Both Days $185.00


To register for the conference, click the “REGISTER HERE” button below. If you are unsure if you are an ABBRA member, please contact the ABBRA office at 401.236.2466. All member registrations will be verified.

When your registration is complete you will receive an email confirmation. Further details regarding the Annual Meeting and Symposium will be e-mailed closer to the event.


Renaissance Cruise Port Hotel for the Annual Meeting, Awards, Marine Service Manger Certification and Cocktail Party.    Address: 1617 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. (A preferred hotel rate for Conference attendees has been arranged – details on registration page)

Broward County Conference Center for the Day-long symposium.   Address: 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


A day to focus on some of the most important issues that are critical for the growth of boatyard and boatbuilding businesses, preceded the night before by ABBRA’s Annual Meeting and reception, Awards ceremony, and Certified Marine Service Managers Certification certification.


This conference is for owners, operators, and managers of boat building, boat repair, boat service, and associated businesses. It is designed to promote professionalism in our industry, inspire you to consider necessary changes to improve productivity, and determine what you can do today that will have a positive impact on the future results of your business.

Symposium Topics

• Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce
• On-the Job Earn & Learn Training Models
• Finding and Building your Future Workforce
• State of the Economy
• How to Build a Sector Partnership
• The Future of 3D Printing
• Financial Management for the Non-Financial Manager


If you have any questions, please ring the ABBRA office on 401.236.2466 or e-mail: