ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


News

  • IBEX Seminar Series to Offer World-Renowned Technical Education at Upcoming Event in Tampa in September

    BROOKLIN, ME, July 1, 2014 – For four days this fall, boatbuilders and marine industry professionals from around the world will have access to an outstanding education program offering everything from fundamental skills to cutting-edge advanced training at The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), taking place September 29-October 2, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center. […]

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  • Member News: Grenada Marine Selects PierVantage for Boatyards

    PierVantage continues to gain momentum with its industry leading solution PierVantage for Boatyards, announcing that Grenada Marine in the West Indies has selected the modern technology platform over the older incumbent legacy solutions. Jason Fletcher, owner of Grenada Marine is excited to make the upgrade to PierVantage after first seeing a brief demonstration at the […]

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  • Member News: Front Street Shipyard Featured in Mainebiz Magazine

    You can read the cover story on their website to get the full scoop of how the yard came to be and where it is headed.

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  • Member News: Saunders Yachtworks Now Provides Covered Work Space for Up to 10 Yachts Out of Water

    Largest Covered Space Along the Gulf Coast Gulf Shores, Ala. – June 25, 2014 – With the recent addition of more than 13,000 square feet of covered work space, Saunders Yachtworks now offers nearly an acre of protected space within its two coastal Alabama boatyards. This new addition brings Saunders’ total enclosed space to 35,000 […]

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  • President Obama Signs Dredging Legislation into Law

    President Obama signed bipartisan legislation this week acknowledging that recreational boating is a significant contributor to the nation’s economy, according to BoatUS, which said it will work to implement the law. Obama signed the $12.3 billion 2013 Water Resources Reform and Development Act, or WRRDA, which passed the House and Senate earlier this month. The bill […]

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  • Member News: Deep Impact Boats selects PierVantage

    After an exhaustive search, Miami based premier boat builder Deep Impact Boats selects PierVantage to run its operations. PierVantage for Boat Builders is the industry’s only true cloud based business management solution built specifically for boat builders. “Hands down, PierVantage was the clear choice for our growing business. We are looking forward to leveraging the […]

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  • Report: Industry Unhappy with Magnuson-Stevens Bill in House

    From Sounding’s Trade Only: The recreational fishing and boating community is expressing collective disappointment after a saltwater fishing bill in the U.S. House of Representatives failed to address the community’s top priorities. A reauthorization bill for the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act — the primary law governing U.S. marine fisheries management — did not […]

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  • Member News: The Landing School to Graduate a Record High Number of Students

    Arundel, ME – Jun 5, 2014 – On June 21st The Landing School will celebrate its 35th annual commencement, graduating 78 diploma students, a record high. Graduates in the Marine Systems, Yacht Design, Composite Boat Building and Wooden Boat Building programs will hear speaker Michael Peters, Founder and President of Michael Peters Yacht Design. Students and their […]

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  • Member News: Front Street Shipyard Selects PierVantage for Boat Builders for its New Production Boat Building Operation

    In January, Front Street Shipyard announced its exclusive partnership with Newport, RI-based Trefoil Marine to begin construction on a new line of 30-foot multihull, high-performance catamaran patrol boats. To support the new semi-production boat building operation, Front Street Shipyard recently leased a 15,000-square-foot building in Bucksport, Maine, just miles from the shipyard in Belfast, Maine. […]

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  • Member News: The Boat Village Launches Regional Collaborative in New England

    My-Villages Builds its Second Major Collaborative to Promote Online Service Coordination and Simplify  Hobe Sound, Fla.  – May 22, 2014 – The Boat Village, the marine industry’s leading technology for online boat management and service coordination platform, has launched its second major regional collaborative, helping marine companies in New England gain new business and increase […]

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