ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Certified Marine Service Managers Course, Sidney, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Starts: October 16

Ends: October 20

Address: Sidney Pier Hotel,
Sidney, Vancouver Island,
British Columbia,
V8L 4X3,

Start: 16th October, 2016 at 6.30pm

End:   20th October, 2016 at 5.00pm

Location: The Sidney Pier Hotel, Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, V8L 4X3, Canada.

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Associations’ Certified Marine Service Managers Course (CMSM) is being held in Sidney on Vancouver Island, and is hosted by Quadrant Marine Institute.


ABBRA offers the only extensive leadership training for boatyard operators that provides an industry recognized credential. Employers know that they need a strong leader to manage their team of competent certified technicians, who support productivity and keeps the team focused on success. The CMSM teaches the leadership skills required to operate a boatyard, a service department, a boatbuilding, or large refit project. This course is being taught by a group of widely respected industry experts from both the US and Vancouver area. For course content and registration information, click here.

The course offers a unique opportunity for boatyard operators to professionalize their staff and improve the efficiency and profitability of their businesses. The ideal candidate for this certification course wants to advance, and demonstrates proven leadership and management skills in the operation of a boatyard, a service department or a marine service and repair business. The CMSM course is designed for individuals who are currently employed within a marine service organization in a leadership role, or have been working in a boatyard for a least 2 years and would like to move into a leadership position.

The CMSM course is based on proven leadership principles and best business practices, that meet the boatyard industry’s professional standards. It focuses on boatyard operations, leadership and time management skills, policies and procedures, human resources, health & safety, environmental compliance issues, teambuilding, and financial management.

ABBRA and Quadrant Marine Institute would like to thank the following companies for their support:

KendrickMarine Travel LiftMy TaskitWest Coast Boatyard

Registration is now open. For course content and registration information, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact