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.

New Association Management Team

American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) Board of Directors announces it has contracted with Mark Amaral and his team at Lighthouse Consulting Group to be our new association management team, effective March 2021. Their reputation for professional association management within the marine industry is well known.

As we enter this partnership with Lighthouse, look for:

  • Increased communication about ABBRA initiatives, member activities, etc.
  • A revamped website;
  • The 2021 annual conference and annual meeting;
  • A consumer satisfaction survey so we get input from you, our members;
  • Multiple min-surveys to assist in providing a snapshot of the challenges, successes, needs of those in our industry;
  • Continuation of our continuing education opportunities such as the Marine Service Manager and Step-Up to Supervisor programs, IBEX, etc.;
  • Continuation of the ABBRAgard Insurance Program administered by Starkweather and Shepley.

You can reach the management team by emailing [email protected] or calling 401-236-2466. Our new mailing address is: 50 Water Street, Warren, RI 02885.