ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


News

  • ABBRA’s Annual Awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The American Boatbuilders & Repairers Association is pleased to announce the presentation of its Boatyard of the Year (2020) award to KKMI Sausalito at its annual conference held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida last week. Due to COVID19 restrictions, ABBRA had not been able to make this presentation in-person […]

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  • ABBRA’s 2022 Annual Conference

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Warren, RI (February 14, 2022) – The American Boatbuilders & Repairers Association is pleased to announce the successful completion of its face-to-face Annual Conference in over three years. Attended by some of the country’s leading boat and service yards, the Annual Conference was held in Daytona Beach, Florida at the Ocean Center Convention […]

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  • Tim Shields

    As a lifelong passionate fisherman and sailor, Tim enjoys all aspects of being on the water with family and friends. As a child growing up in Seabright NJ, Tim and his family spent every weekend aboard their sportfish prowling the waters in search of fun and family  memories. Today, Tim and his wife Robin sail […]

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  • Kellie Crete

      Kellie Crete joined Gowrie Group in 2012, in 2019 Gowrie became part of Risk Strategies.  Kellie is a member of the national Safety & Loss Prevention Team. Kellie started her career in the environmental, health and safety industry in 1990.  She is an industry leader in safety and loss prevention and has worked with […]

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  • ABBRA and Starkweather & Shepley risk management webinar-“Covering the COVID Basics for Employers”

          For all ABBRA Members!  Click HERE to see the full presentation. Stay tuned for our next risk management webinar in early February! Topics covered in the presentation: Developing Written COVID Protocols Face Covering Usage & Safety Policy   Sick Protocol / Your Sick Policy  Positive Case Response / Outbreak Protocol   Employee Communication & […]

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  • ABBRA Annual Conference

    The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association is pleased to announce it will hold its annual conference at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL. January 31 – February 2, 2022. This two-day event includes boatyard and service specific content, industry networking and access to the first day of the Association of Marina Industries Conference […]

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  • Modern Boatyard Operational Challenges Roundtable

    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 […]

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  • New Association Management Team

    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 […]

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  • Marine Trades Association Referral Scholarship – The Landing School / Industry Collaboration

    Marine Trades Association Referral Scholarship Finding skilled workers has always been a challenge for the marine industry and The Landing School graduates skilled workers every May. An opportunity to send a promising employee (or that summer employee who shows interest) to The Landing School will help build your capacity. We are celebrating 40 years of […]

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  • Florida Companies Recognized by ABBRA

    For Immediate Release   The American Boatbuilders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) is pleased to announce that Huckins Yacht Corporation of Jacksonville and Camachee Yacht Yard of St. Augustine have recently been recognized for their outstanding work in the boatbuilding and repair industry. Huckins Yacht corporation received ABBRA’s 2019 Boat Builder of the Year Award which recognizes the […]

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