The latest ABBRA news and press releases.

  • 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 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

  • Why be an ABBRA member with Bill Munger of Conanicut Marine Services

    Bill Munger has been an ABBRA member since 1982. In this short video, he explains why being a member of ABBRA has been invaluable to him and the growth of his business. Continue reading

  • ABBRA To Offer Project Management Certification at Refit Show

    ABBRA in partnership with the Landing School will lead a six-seminar series at the 2018 Refit Show where attendees can earn industry certification. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, USA – 17 AUGUST 2017 — American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) in partnership with the Landing School has developed a six-part marine-industry certification course for project managers. The… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Presented its Annual Awards at a Ceremony in Ft Lauderdale on January 24th, 2017

    Gold Coast Yachts, of St Croix USVI, Kittery Point Yacht Yard of Kittery Maine, and Susan Swanton, of Biddeford Maine, were honored at ABBRA’s Annual Award Ceremony on January 24th. ABBRA’s Boat Builder of the Year award was presented to Gold Coast Yachts, a boat building facility whose building process and product has made a… Continue reading

  • 2017 ABBRA Awards – Call for Nominations

      The ABBRA Annual Awards for 2017 will be presented during the opening reception of our Annual Meeting & Symposium on January 24th, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and we need your help. Please take a moment to nominate your fellow members and colleagues for the ABBRA awards, by completing the nominations form: AWARDS and emailing it to [email protected]  by December… Continue reading

  • We are YOUR Association – Help us help you.

    I’ve been thinking recently about what it means to be a part of an Association. Each of us perhaps has a different definition, but I found this one today which I think sums up how I feel about ‘OUR’ Association. “An Association is a group of people (called Members) who come together for a common… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

    The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) has convened its Awards Committee to consider nominations for its annual awards which recognizes significant contributions to the marine industry and excellence.  Honorees will be announced at the Annual Awards ceremony to be held during the 2016 ABBRA Annual Meeting & Summer Symposium Conference on June 26th at… Continue reading

  • Understanding Electric Shock Drowning by Kellie Crete

    Soon boats will be launched, kids will be swimming, sailing programs will start, and marinas will be in full operation. With this in mind, now is a good time to increase your knowledge of Electric Shock Drowning (ESD). Many people have never heard of ESD, and those that have, typically don’t realize the common situations… Continue reading