ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

2014 ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference

Starts: January 22

Ends: January 24

Address: B Ocean Hotel
999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE! Register before December 8, 2013 and pay the 2013 conference rates: $295 for members and $395 for non-members.  After December 8th the rates will increase to $395 for members and $495 for non-members.  Guest rate is set at $125 no matter when you register.

The ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference will focus on the operational, legislative, workforce, and technical business issues critical in day-to-day management of boatyards and marine service facilities today while also considering a vision for the future. This conference is unique and builds on the success of the ABBRA 2013 Boatyard Business Conference format. The ABBRA conference will be completely focused on the business of running a boatyard whether a boatbuilding, boat repair, service/maintenance or  refit facility.

The Conference Hotel is the beautiful oceanfront B Ocean Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida. This recently remodeled and upgraded boutique hotel boasts breathtaking ocean views from each room, excellent restaurants on property and is walking distance from the beach and other popular local venues. The Conference Attendee rate at B Ocean Hotel is $179 per night including breakfast for two.

Cancellation/Refund Policy Conference Registration is non-refundable after December 31, 2013.  Cancellations after that date will not be refunded.  If you are also booking a hotel, reservations must be made through the official conference reservation website, and may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to arrival. The website link is provided after completing registration for the conference.

For more information call the ABBRA office at 954-654-7821 or send an email to