Author: ABBRA

  • Member News: Bradford Marine Joins My-Villages Innovation Partners

    Premier Lauderdale Facility Becomes First Brokerage in the Nation to Offer Mobile Technology to Simplify Ownership Hobe Sound, Fla.  – My-Villages, a leading provider of marine mobile technology, is proud to announce that Bradford Marine, a premier name with shipyard and brokerage facilities in Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas, is the first brokerage in the… Continue reading

  • Marine & Composites Industry Career Day on March 22 in Rhode Island

    Via Soundings Trade Only— The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and the IYRS School of Technology and Trades will host the ninth annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day on March 22. Free to the public, the event will draw industry experts and employers who come with one goal in mind: to connect with people… Continue reading

  • Recommended Blog Post: Can You Fix This?

    Read the latest blog posted by Bill Sisson at Soundings Trade Only’s website and see if you can spot any familiar names. Here’s an excerpt: “I was listening to “Car Talk” on NPR last weekend when the Magliozzi brothers took a call from a woman named Kathy who said she didn’t have a problem with… Continue reading

  • PierVantage Signs New Clients

    Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric, Marshall Marine, Pierside Boatworks, and SYS Yacht Sales & Service to leverage PierVantage™ to grow their business! PierVantage, the marine industry’s first and only true cloud based solution built specifically for boatyards, full service marine facilities, and boat building operations is excited to announce that Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric,… Continue reading

  • Time Running Out for Camps, Schools to Get Low Cost Child/Teen Life Jackets

    Non-profit summer camps, schools, or local non-profit organizations providing on-the-water programs for kids have a strong need for safety, and having right-sized life jackets for kids is key. Now, the BoatUS Foundation’s Kids Afloat Program is offering kid/teen-sized, vest-style life jackets for just $5 each. However, supplies are limited and groups need to apply online… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Marine Service Manager Course Set for Maine, March 4th-6th

     Partnering With State and Regional Marine Trade Associations A Successful Model for Delivering Professional industry Training    Fort Lauderdale, FL- February 12, 2014– ABBRA, the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association is once again partnering with a state marine trade association to offer its intensive three-day Marine Service Manager course from March 4th – 6th in… Continue reading

  • Exciting Plans Underway for IBEX 2014 in Tampa, Florida

    90% of Exhibit Space Already Sold  BROOKLIN, ME, February 11, 2014 – The Tampa Convention Center will be home for the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) and will offer several new and exciting features including boats that will occupy dock space. This premier marine technology showcase and conference will attract thousands of high… Continue reading

  • Member News: DockMaster Announces New Conference, New Clients

    Leading Marine Business Software Continues to Grow Under New Management Hobe Sound, Fla.—Feb. 10, 2014—DockMaster, the leading suite of marine business software, will stage its latest user conference this week as its client roster continues to grow under new ownership. More than 100 DockMaster customers will gather in West Palm Beach, Fla., for the free… Continue reading

  • Member News: Maine Marine Trades Assoc. Director Goes to Washington

    From Soundings Trade Only: Maine Marine Trades Association executive director Susan Swanton was scheduled to be at the White House today for an event to discuss President Obama’s effort to get companies and industries to hire more long-term unemployed workers. In an interview with the Portland (Maine) Press Herald, Swanton said, “When you say ‘long-term… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Presents Annual Awards and Names Thunderbolt Marine Boatyard of the Year

    ABBRA Names Thunderbolt Marine of Savannah, GA Boatyard of the Year Presents Awards to Industry Leaders in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 27, 2014 – The 2014 Boatyard of the Year Award was awarded to Thunderbolt Marine of Savannah, Georgia at the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) Boatyard Business… Continue reading