Author: ABBRA

  • ABBRA Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

    The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) has convened its Awards Committee to consider nominations for its annual awards which recognizes significant contributions to the marine industry and excellence.  Honorees will be announced at the Annual Awards ceremony to be held during the 2016 ABBRA Annual Meeting & Summer Symposium Conference on June 26th at… Continue reading

  • Member News: Marina Shipyard Signs with PierVantage

    California based Shipyard, Marina Shipyard recently signed with PierVantage for Boat Yards. Marina Shipyard is a progressive company that has been servicing customers on the west coast since 1964 and grown to an over 8000 returning customer portfolio today. Marina Shipyard joins other highly respected boat yards such as Front Street Shipyard in Maine, Derecktor… Continue reading

  • BoatUS: 2015 List of Top Ten Boat Names

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 30, 2015 – Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But the one thing they seem to agree on is how boating makes them feel, at least if your looking at a boat’s name on the transom. “Serenity”… Continue reading

  • Member News: Piervantage Signs Up Dixon’s Marine Group 2000 Inc.

    Nova Scotia based boat builder, Dixon’s Marine Group 2000 signed with PierVantage for Boat Builders to help them keep up with the pace of their expanding boat building and service business. Dixon’s boats are well known in the fishing community for their reliability, durability and efficiency. Dixon’s Marine Group 2000 joins other highly respected boat… Continue reading

  • Member News: Petzolds Marine Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary

    This year Petzold’s Marine Center, in Portland Connecticut, is celebrating its 70th anniversary. A business started in 1945 by Bill and Agnes Petzold, selling outboard motors and small rowboats out of their home’s basement, Petzold’s has grown to become one of the most respected yacht sales and service centers in the Northeast. A dealer for… Continue reading

  • New Changes to American Boating Congress (ABC)

    From Soundings Trade Only: The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced changes to accommodate the growing event, which runs from May 11-13 this year. The welcome reception that was introduced last year will continue, but it will be held this year at the American Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, with “full run of the second floor with… Continue reading

  • Member News: Compass Marine in the Cayman Islands and Maverick Yachts Costa Rica select PierVantage

    Costa Rica based designer and boat builder, Maverick Yachts Cost Rica and Compass Marine, one of the premier boat yards in the Cayman Islands, have selected PierVantage to help them manage their businesses. Maverick Yachts and Compass Marine join other highly respected boat builders and boatyards such as GUNBOAT, US Watercraft, Schooner Creek Boatworks, Dixon Marine… Continue reading

  • Results from the ABBRA 2014 Compensation and Benefits Survey Now Available

    Fort Lauderdale, FL –February 9, 2015- Results from the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Survey are now available. Survey data was collected from ABBRA members nationwide, along with local marine trade associations’ members, and additional participants from the marina and boatyard industry. The report entitled the ABBRA Compensation and… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Announces Its 2015-2016 Board of Directors

    Fort Lauderdale, FL –February 4, 2015– ABBRA, the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) is pleased to announce its 2015 – 2016 Executive Officers, Board of Directors, and the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. The 2015- 2016 ABBRA Board of Directors is as follows: OFFICERS Graham Wright, Great Island… Continue reading

  • Whiticar Boat Works of Stuart, Florida Named Boatyard of the Year by the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

    Four Other Industry Leaders in Florida, Rhode Island and North Carolina Receive ABBRA Awards of Excellence from the National Group Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 26, 2015 – The 2015 Boatyard of the Year honor was presented to Whiticar Boat Works of Stuart, Florida at the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) Boatyard Business… Continue reading