Author: ABBRA

  • Innovation Award Winners Announced at IBEX

    19 products recognized for technical advancement during annual Industry Breakfast TAMPA (September 30, 2014) – At the International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Industry Breakfast this morning, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)  announced winners of the 2014 IBEX Innovation Awards. NMMA created the Innovation Awards program to recognize significant contributions to marine technology. The winning… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Announces Keynote Speakers for 2015 Boatyard Business Conference and Opens Early Bird Registration

    Fort Lauderdale, FL_ September 18, 2014 –The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), is pleased to announce Peter Johnstone, CEO of Gunboat and Jim McManus, CEO of The Hinckley Company as the keynote speakers for its January 21st – 23rd, 2015 Boatyard Business Conference, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort in… Continue reading

  • IBEX 2014 to be Leading Event for Marine Industry Innovation

    Record Number of Nominees for Innovation Awards which Recognizes the Best in Marine Product Development and Technology BROOKLIN, ME, September 17, 2014 – Thousands of new products, advanced processes, and impressive innovations will be offered at the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) taking place at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL, Tuesday,… Continue reading

  • Member News: PierVantage Announces Newest Functionality Release

    In its newest functionality release, PierVantage rolls out powerful capabilities designed to help boatyards and boat builders manage their projects and workforce more efficiently. “As our customers experience the transformational impact that PierVantage has on the efficiency of their business, they continue to refine their critical processes and request additional capabilities that we implement several… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Offers Marine Equipment Operator Training Super Session Safety Seminars for Forklift & Straddlelift at IBEX 2014 on September 29th

    Fort Lauderdale, FL_ September 8, 2014 –The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), the national marine industry trade group of boatyards, boat builders and product supply and service companies is offering its Marine Equipment Operator Training (MEOT) for forklift and straddlelift operators on September 29th as one of the IBEX 2014 Super Sessions. The… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Hosting Boatyard Study Tour in Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg, Florida as an All-Day IBEX 2014 Super Session on September 29th

    Maximo Boatyard Added to List with River Hawk, Embree and Sailors Wharf Fort Lauderdale, FL_ August 28, 2014 –The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), the national marine industry trade group of boatyards, boat builders and product supply and service companies will host two major industry events in the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg,… Continue reading

  • IBEX’s Opening Night “Party for a Purpose” to Kick Off the 2014 Show with Food, Drinks, Live Music, & More

    BROOKLIN, ME, August 21, 2014 – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will open with “Party for a Purpose” September 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Sail Pavilion outside the Tampa Convention Center. The event will give attendees a chance to network and learn about advocacy work for the boating industry while enjoying food,… Continue reading

  • Member News: Gamage Shipyard Selects PierVantage For Boat Yards

    PierVantage continues to add new customers as boatyards realize turning to modern technology gives them quick access to information and a competitive advantage. Gamage Shipyard, a full service boatyard in South Bristol, Maine, recently decided to put QuickBooksTM back on the shelf and move to “The Cloud” with PierVantage for Boat Yards. Steve Morris, General… Continue reading

  • Member News: The Boat Village Extends Into Canada

    Northshore Yachtworks of Vancouver is the First in Canada to Embrace The Boat Village for Online Service Coordination and Boat Management    HOBE SOUND, Fla. – Aug. 14, 2014 – Northshore Yachtworks, a premiere repair and refit facility in Vancouver, is the first yard in Canada to adopt The Boat Village to provide online service coordination… Continue reading

  • Member News: Jarrett Bay Partners with The Boat Village

    Custom Boat Builder Implements Cutting-Edge Technology to Improve Service Coordination and Boat Management HOBE SOUND, Fla. – Aug. 12, 2014 – Jarrett Bay Boatworks, a premiere builder of custom Carolina sport fishing boats for almost 30 years and service provider to tens of thousands of other vessels, will use The Boat Village to provide online… Continue reading