ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


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  • 2014 ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference Speakers and Topics Announced; Registration Now Open

    ABBRA Opens Registration and Announces Speakers & Topics for January 22-24, 2014, Boatyard Business Conference  Theme – Reflect, Rethink, Refocus: Business Leadership for Tomorrow’s Boat Building and Repair Industry FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – October 10, 2013 – The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) announces its line-up of topics and speakers for the 2014 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Lawsuit Threat Against the EPA Could Affect Marine Industry

    Environmental groups are threatening the Environmental Protection Agency with a lawsuit that could result in additional regulations for boatbuilders. The Sierra Club and California Communities Against Air Toxics said in an Aug. 26 letter recently posted to the EPA’s website that the agency failed to review toxics standards for 46 industries, including the marine industry, […]

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  • IBEX Announces Innovation Award Winners

     IBEX ANNOUNCES INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS Manufacturers of Creative and Cutting-Edge Products Honored at Industry Breakfast LOUISVILLE, KY—September 17, 2013—The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) today announced the winners of the 2013 IBEX Innovation Awards. A panel of experienced technical boating journalists and editors from Boating Writers International (BWI) judged all entries and presented awards […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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.  […]

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  • 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!

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  • ABYC Releases Annual Update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft

    The annual update to the STANDARDS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION REPORTS FOR SMALL CRAFT by which boats are built and repaired was released August 1, by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) in Supplement 53. For Supplement 53, ABYC Standard S-31 Environmental Considerations for Electric/Electronic Components Installed Onboard Boats was added.  The following ABYC Standards were […]

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