ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

ABBRA REFIT Boatyard Study Tour

Starts: January 09

Ends: January 09

Address: Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Join American Boat Builders and Repairers Association for a full day tour of Southeast Florida boatyards focused on refit projects on January 9th, 2018, leading into the Refit conference January 10-11, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. ABBRA’s Boatyard Study Tour is a day-long mobile training course that takes participants on exclusive tours of two boatyards currently managing vessel refit projects. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the yard operations and project management of two yards well known for their ability to manage challenging refit projects and perform quality work. The tour is hosted by reputable industry leaders who facilitate the discussions and learning experience throughout the tour.

This mobile classroom will give participants time to ask questions of experienced project managers, operations managers, technical supervisors, and others. At the end of the day, attendees participate in a facilitated round-table discussion and SWOT analysis of each project. The class will meet in the morning for a tour briefing before visiting the first boatyard, debrief at lunch, visit a second yard and return to the meeting room for the round-table discussion.

Attendees will leave with practical examples of boatyard best practices after touring and discussing the habits of these hard-working Southeast Florida facilities. The peer analysis will serve as an exceptional learning tool. “Participants learn how to examine their own operations and facilities, which ultimately improves their businesses”, says Ron Helbig, ABBRA’s president. “We hope to provide participants with the tools necessary to choose the best projects for their yards.”

Registration fee includes all course supplies, tour transportation, lunch, and break refreshments. Participants will be responsible for their personal hotel accommodations.

Participating boatyards: Derecktor Florida and Bradford Marine

Tour pick-up/drop-off location: Broward County Convention Center (REFIT location)

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