ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

  • 2018 ABBRA Boatyard of the Year: Kittery Point Yacht Yard

  • Thunderbolt Marine, Savannah, GA

  • Front Street Shipyard, Belfast, ME

  • Hartge Yacht Harbor, Galesville, MD

  • Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Point Richmond, CA

  • Manchester Marine, Manchester, MA

American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Founded in 1943, ABBRA advocates on behalf of boat building, refit, repair and service businesses in the United States and beyond. We are dedicated to the continuous growth and improvement of the recreational marine industry through programming such as professional development, training and education, and sharing knowledge in the search for solutions to common problems.

ABBRA members are businesses committed to high ethical practices, professionalism, quality products and workmanship, and the betterment of all through the sharing of knowledge.

The Boatyard Roundtable discussion will be led by two industry veterans, Tara Regan and Tim Shields. They will introduce boatyard operational topics and moderate a discussion from an active audience of service professionals. They will explore operational structure within different sized marine service providers and proven work flow processes. They will highlight and explore trade recruitment, training and retention strategies.