ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


Boat Building

  • Member News: USWatercraft Selects PierVantage for Boat Builders

    Rhode Island based designer and boat builder, USWatercraft, LLC (USW) recently selected PierVantage for Boat Builders to help them manage their growing business. USW plans to leverage PierVantage for its various brands including Alerion Yachts, C&C Yachts, True North Yachts, and Waterline Systems. USW joins other highly respected boat builders such as GUNBOAT, Lyman Morse […]

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  • Member News: Deep Impact Boats selects PierVantage

    After an exhaustive search, Miami based premier boat builder Deep Impact Boats selects PierVantage to run its operations. PierVantage for Boat Builders is the industry’s only true cloud based business management solution built specifically for boat builders. “Hands down, PierVantage was the clear choice for our growing business. We are looking forward to leveraging the […]

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  • Member News: Front Street Shipyard Selects PierVantage for Boat Builders for its New Production Boat Building Operation

    In January, Front Street Shipyard announced its exclusive partnership with Newport, RI-based Trefoil Marine to begin construction on a new line of 30-foot multihull, high-performance catamaran patrol boats. To support the new semi-production boat building operation, Front Street Shipyard recently leased a 15,000-square-foot building in Bucksport, Maine, just miles from the shipyard in Belfast, Maine. […]

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  • Registration for the 2014 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Now Open

    BROOKLIN, ME, May 15, 2014 – Registration is now open at www.ibexshow.com for The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) taking place September 29 – October 2 at the Tampa Convention Center.  This leading industry event will offer several new and exciting special events and feature areas throughout the show floor and on the water for […]

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  • Member News: Hinckley Yachts Reaches Out to Maine College Graduates

    Eastern Maine Community College said graduates of its 2014 class with degrees in fine woodworking and cabinet making probably will have full-time employment after they graduate this month. Hinckley Yachts invited students from the program to apply for positions at its facility in Trenton, Maine. The college said the luxury jetboat and sailboat builder has […]

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  • Member News: Front Street Shipyard to Build High-Speed Patrol Vessels

    BELFAST, ME – Front Street Shipyard in mid-coast Maine is beginning construction on high-performance multihulls for Trefoil Marine. The T30 is a catamaran designed by Donald L. Blount and Associates (DLBA) of Chesapeake, VA, which will be used primarily for military and police patrol, fire and rescue. The craft’s capabilities are applicable to the commercial […]

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  • Lawsuit Threat Against the EPA Could Affect Marine Industry

    Environmental groups are threatening the Environmental Protection Agency with a lawsuit that could result in additional regulations for boatbuilders. The Sierra Club and California Communities Against Air Toxics said in an Aug. 26 letter recently posted to the EPA’s website that the agency failed to review toxics standards for 46 industries, including the marine industry, […]

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  • Members in the News: The Hinckley Company Presents First Look of New Boat Model, Talaria 43

    From Soundings Trade Only: “…CEO Jim McManus introduced the first look at the Talaria 43 from the cockpit of a full-scale mockup of the next model in the builder’s “second generation” of express cruisers. This generation is marked by its hull design from Michael Peters Yacht Design and a layout designed for an open-air feel. […]

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