The latest ABBRA news and press releases.

  • Industry Executives Speak Out at White House

    Pamela Lendzion, Executive Director of the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association and Susan Swanton, Executive Director of the Maine Marine Trades Association joined a group of colleagues in Washington DC to discuss their proposals designed to remove barriers to work-based learning for small businesses in the recreational marine industry. In early February, as part… Continue reading

  • Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME signs deal with Norwegian builder.

      Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, is partnering with Brødrene Aa in Hyen, Norway, to market, sell and build carbon-fiber ferries throughout the United States under the new company name Arcadia Alliance. Working in conjunction with the Maine Composites Alliance and Martin Grimnes, a Norwegian composites expert who lives in Maine, Arcadia Alliance is… Continue reading

  • Sailors Wharf Yacht Yards’ Jopie Helsen awarded 2015 Member of the Year by SWFMIA

    Our fearless leader, Jopie Helsen, was awarded the 2015 Member of the Year by SWFMIA. Jopie received the award for outstanding service to the marine industry. Hans Wilson, president of SWFMIA and also president of the State Association and Kevin Carlan, president of Mastry Engine Center, chairman of the Tampa Bay Section presented the award.… Continue reading

  • Chicago Yacht Works signs with PierVantage

    Chicago Yacht Yard signs with PierVantage – News Release Continue reading

  • Brewer Yacht Yards signs on for MyTaskit Module Test

    MyTaskit, which provides a service coordination and boat management platform, said Brewer Yacht Yards will begin a trial of MyTaskit Pro’s Coordination module as a first step in a plan to adopt the new tool across its network of 23 boatyards. MyTaskit, which provides a service coordination and boat management platform, said Brewer Yacht Yards… Continue reading

  • ABBRA Names New Executive Director and Administrative Manager, Head Office to Move to Newport, RI

    Newport, RI – July 15, 2015 – ABBRA, the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association announced today it has appointed Pamela Lendzion as the Interim Executive Director and Meg Toppa the Administrative Manager and has moved its office to the Newport Shipyard. Ron Helbig, President of ABBRA said, “We are pleased to have Pam at… Continue reading

  • IBEX Super Session Press Release

                       Newport, RI July 31, 2015               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   IBEX Super Session September 14, 2015 from 9:00am to 5:00pm: Educating Employers on Hiring, Training & Upskilling Technically Skilled Workers ABBRA (American Boat Builders and Repairers Association) is currently coordinating a workforce development survey designed to gather information needed by all state… 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

  • BoatUS: 2015 List of Top Ten Boat Names

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 30, 2015 – Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But the one thing they seem to agree on is how boating makes them feel, at least if your looking at a boat’s name on the transom. “Serenity”… 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