ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

ABBRA Boatyard Study Tour at IBEX 2014

Starts: September 29

Ends: September 29

The ABBRA Boatyard Study Tour provides participants with a unique opportunity for an in-depth and behind the scenes look at the operations of (3-4) different types of boatyards in the  Tampa/St. Petersburg area. The day ends with a facilitated roundtable discussion and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis of each facility. The analysis will include aspects of the operation including cost controls, marketing opportunities, and regulatory compliance. The facilitated analysis offers participants a well-rounded discussion that includes professional peer-to-peer perspectives aimed at improving boatyard operations.

Tour facilities include three to four facilities including Sailor’s Wharf Yacht Yard, Riverhawk Boatyard, and Embree Marine while the tour the analyses will be facilitated by Jim Bronstein of Marine Business Advisors, a former member of the ABBRA Board of Directors. Attendees will leave with practical examples of industry best practices after touring and reviewing the habits of these hard-working boatyards.  The fee to participate in the Boatyard Study Tour is $350 which includes bus transportation, a continental breakfast and lunch. The tour will depart from and return to the Tampa Convention Center where the analysis and roundtable discussions will take place.

To register for this pre-IBEX event (known as a “Super Session”) click here: