Category: Member News

  • 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… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Announces Award Winners

    For Immediate Release     The American Boatbuilders & Repairers Association recently completed a very successful 2019 Annual Meeting & Symposium in Fort Lauderdale. The Annual Meeting saw the presentation of Awards, the designation of three new Certified Marine Service ManagersTM and the election of new officers. Two Florida companies were honored; Huckins Yacht Corporation of… Continue reading

  • ABBRA’s 2019 Symposium is Not to be Missed!

    For Immediate Release   ABBRA’s 2019 Symposium is Not to be Missed! The American Boatbuilders & Repairers Association is looking forward to their 2019 Annual Meeting and Symposium scheduled for Jan. 22 & 23 at the Pier 66 Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. As the only conference designed by boatyard operators for boatyard operators, this event is totally focused… Continue reading

  • ABBRA’s Annual East Coast MSM will be held at the Hotel Viking in Newport RI February 24-28, 2019

    ABBRA’s Annual East Coast MSM will be held at the Hotel Viking in Newport RI February 24-28, 2019

    ABBRA’s Highly Respected Marine Service Managers Certification Course has been scheduled The American Boat Builders and Repairers Associations (ABBRA) Annual East Coast Marine Service Managers Course to be held February 24-28 2019 in Newport Rhode Island at the Hotel Viking. ABBRA offers the only extensive leadership training for boatyard operators that provides an industry-recognized credential… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Member News: Eastern Boats Selects PierVantage for Boat Builders

    Eastern Boats, a 30 year old New England boat building company implemented PierVantage for Boat Builders this week. Eastern Boats is known for building high-quality, rugged, and fuel-efficient Downeast-style boats. Eastern Boats joins other highly respected boat builders such as Derecktor Shipyards, GUNBOAT, US Watercraft , Lyman Morse Boat Building Company, Front Street Shipyard, and… Continue reading

  • Member News: Front Street Shipyard Introduces New Representative in Refit Market

    Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, has contracted Bacchus Yacht Consultancy of Palm Beach, Florida, to source and sell superyacht refit work for the yard. Bacchus Yacht Consultancy, owned by Michael Bach, will represent Front Street Shipyard in new business development, particularly in the Florida and Caribbean refit markets. Superyacht project managers, captains and owners… Continue reading