Category: Member News

  • My-Villages Awards The Hinckley Company with Innovation Award

    My-Villages Will Honor Innovators in Marine Industry Annually Hobe Sound, Fla. –  My-Villages, a leader in marine mobile technology, tapped The Hinckley Co. as the winner of the first-ever My-Villages Innovation Award Monday at the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s annual meeting. The award, to be presented annually, will honor companies that demonstrate leadership in… Continue reading

  • Member News: Marinalife Signs Deal with Active Interest Media

    Active Interest Media announced that its Marine Group created a partnership with Marinalife to create a new all-access membership program dedicated to enhancing the cruising lifestyle. The official launch of the Cruising Club, powered by Marinalife, will take place at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4. “We… Continue reading

  • Member News: Conanicut Marine Services Goes Solar

    On October 21, Conanicut Marine Services, Inc. will welcome Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, community leaders, and members of the public to its Taylor Point boat yard to see the unveiling of a new addition to the yard that has transformed this Jamestown company into a leader in environmental stewardship for the Rhode Island marine trades.… Continue reading

  • Member News: My-Villages Purchases DockMaster

    Acquisition Creates the Largest and Most-Integrated End-to-End Software Solution for Marine Businesses in the Industry. Hobe Sound, Fla. – Oct. 9, 2013 – My-Villages, a leader in marine mobile technology, has acquired DockMaster, the top information management solution for marine retailers, marinas and service centers. The integration of DockMaster software and My-Villages’ consumer and professional… Continue reading

  • Member News: Portland Yacht Services Purchased Gowen Marine

    Portland Yacht Services owner Phineas Sprague Jr. purchased Gowen Marine, a boat repair business that has been a 2-acre fixture on the waterfront in Portland, Maine, for more than 50 years. Sprague sold his 10-acre Portland Co. Marine Complex on the eastern end in late July and closed the following week on separate purchase and… Continue reading

  • Interlux and Awlgrip To Host Products and Profitability Seminars In Northeast In October

    Union, New Jersey – Interlux® and Awlgrip® will host a series of seminars in the Northeast in October for business owners, retailers, yard managers, applicators, paint supervisors, purchasing agents and other interested industry professionals. At the seminars, Interlux and Awlgrip technical sales representatives will introduce new Interlux and Awlgrip products for 2014, outline strategies and… Continue reading

  • Members in the News: The Hinckley Company Presents First Look of New Boat Model, Talaria 43

    From Soundings Trade Only: “…CEO Jim McManus introduced the first look at the Talaria 43 from the cockpit of a full-scale mockup of the next model in the builder’s “second generation” of express cruisers. This generation is marked by its hull design from Michael Peters Yacht Design and a layout designed for an open-air feel.… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Member Sea Hawk Paints’ CEO, Erik Norrie Survives Shark Attack

    All of us here at ABBRA would like to extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Sea Hawk Paints CEO, Erik Norrie who fell victim to a shark attack in the Bahamas last week.  Sea Hawk Paints is a long standing member of ABBRA and are sponsors of the Boatyard Business Conference, which Erik attended this year. … Continue reading

  • Members in the News: Morris Yachts Receives Safety Honor

    Morris Yachts recently received the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award from the Maine Commissioner of Labor. The SHARP Award recognizes businesses that voluntarily undertake a rigorous safety program.  Read more about their achievement over at Soundings Trade Only.  Congratulations, Morris Yachts! Continue reading

  • Members in the News: Jack Brewer and Brewer Yacht Yards

    The August issue of Soundings Trade Only features an article on Jack Brewer and the 22 Brewer Yacht Yards.  Read the article online at Soundings here. Continue reading