ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Event Archive

  • Jan 09

    ABBRA REFIT Boatyard Study Tour

    Register here! 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 […]

    Starts: January 09

    Ends: January 09

    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Address: Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Feb 25

    Marine Service Manager Course (MSM) – 25th February to 1st March, 2018, Newport, RI

    The first American Boat Builders and Repairers Association’s  Marine Service Manager Course (MSM)  of 2018 will be held in Newport, RI, at the Hotel Viking, from Sunday, 25th February to Thursday 1st March, 2018. ABBRA offers the only extensive leadership training for boatyard operators that provides an industry recognized credential. Employers know that they need a […]

    Starts: February 25

    Ends: March 01

    Time: Sunday 25th - 5 pm to Thursday 1st at 5 pm

    Address: Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

  • Jan 30

    ABBRA Annual Meeting and Symposium

    Join us in the heart of New Orleans January 30-31, 2018 for the ABBRA Annual Meeting and Symposium- the country’s only event focused solely on the sustainable growth of boatyards that build, repair, and service boats. ABBRA’s day-long Symposium will include an overview of current trends, interactive discussions regarding the challenges, and topics relevant to boatyard […]

    Starts: January 30

    Ends: January 31

    Address: Hampton Inn and Suites New Orleans Convention Center
    Ernest Morial Convention Center
    New Orleans, LA

  • Jan 24

    Annual Meeting & Symposium – 24th & 25th January, 2017

    “DEVELOPING A SKILLED WORKFORCE FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH” Registration is now open. The ABBRA Symposium is a conference focusing on the issues that affect boat builders, boat repair, boat service, service companies, and associated businesses. It is an opportunity to build relationships with other professionals that share common interests and challenges. We are launching our Annual Meeting […]

    Starts: January 24

    Ends: January 25

    Time: 6pm to 9pm & 8am to 5pm

    Address: Renaissance, Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, 1617 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
    Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

  • Oct 16

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

    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 […]

    Starts: October 16

    Ends: October 20

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

  • Sep 15

    2017 Cocktail Reception

    ABBRA Members & Friends, please join us for our Cocktail Reception on Friday 15th September from 6pm to 8pm. Rhode Island Rum, Bar, Caribbean Steel Pan Music & hors d’oeuvre’s. Network with fellow ABBRA members & friends during the Newport International Boat Show.  It’s a good opportunity for us to connect with you, and for you to connect […]

    Starts: September 15

    Time: 6pm to 8pm

    Address: Newport Shipyard
    1 Washington Street
    RI 02840

  • Jun 26

    June 26 & 27, 2016: ABBRA’s Annual Meeting & Summer Symposium

    Please Save The Date and make plans to attend our Annual Meeting & Summer Symposium on June 26 & 27 in Portland, Maine.  On Sunday June 26, we will have our Annual Meeting and Cocktail Party to announce the annual ABBRA Awards and to present the Certified Marine Service Manager designation to the candidates who have […]

    Starts: June 26

    Ends: June 27

  • Sep 14

    Super Session at IBEX 2015

    ABBRA, Proboat, MITEC, Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA), and Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) have produced a day long Super Session to be held on Sept. 14th at IBEX to help inform recreational marine industry employers about their options for hiring, training and upskilling technically skilled workers. As a marine industry employer, we hope […]

    Starts: September 14

    Address: Kentucky Exposition Center
    Louisville, KY

  • May 11

    American Boating Congress 2015

    We need you in Washington D.C. The American Boating Congress is a comprehensive legislative conference that brings together recreational boating industry leaders to formulate public policy and present a unified front on issues that impact marine businesses. Learn how to grow your business in the current economy. Discover how current state and federal regulatory issues […]

    Starts: May 11

    Ends: May 13

    Address: Renaissance Washington, D.C.
    999 Ninth Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

  • Jan 21

    2015 Boatyard Business Conference

    The 2015 Boatyard Business Conference date is January 21 – 23 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort and currently our discussions on the theme and topics are centered around areas of interest such as the steadily increasing and more stable marine economic environment, the role and value of customer […]

    Starts: January 21

    Ends: January 23

    Address: Hyatt Regency Pier 66
    2301 SE 17th Street Causeway
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316