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ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference

  • 21 Jan 2015
  • 12:00 PM
  • 23 Jan 2015
  • 4:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency Pier 66 - Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL


  • Not currently a member of ABBRA? Please contact us for a special offer on your Membership Dues for Boatyard Business Conference attendees.
  • Take a cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale and take a peak at some of the local boatyards located along the waterway. The tour will be on Friday, Jan. 23 at 2:00pm. This is an optional add-on to the conference package and is not included in the full conference rate.
  • Select this option if you only wish to attend the pre-conference roundtable and the welcome reception on January 21st.
  • Select if you only wish to attend the conference on only one of the two days, Thursday the 22nd or Friday the 23rd. This does not include the Awards Dinner on Thursday night if you only wish to attend Thursday's sessions.
  • Select this option if you wish to attend only the awards dinner.

Log In with your ABBRA User Name (your email address) and password to register for the Conference at the Member Rate.

"Taking the Lead: Setting Service Standards & Achieving Business Stability"

Registration is now closed.  On-Site Registration will start at Noon Wednesday in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Pier 66.

Register before December 22, 2014 and lock in the Early-Bird Conference Rate of $349 for members and $449 for non-members.  After this date registration will resume the Regular Rate of $399 for members and $499 for non-members.  The guest rate of $125 will remain the same for all non-industry partners and spouses.  

The ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference will focus on the operational, legislative, workforce, and technical business issues critical in day-to-day management of boatyards and marine service facilities today while also considering a vision for the future. This conference is unique and builds on the success of the ABBRA 2013 & 2014 Boatyard Business Conference format. The ABBRA conference will be completely focused on the business of running a boatyard whether a boat building, boat repair, service/maintenance or  refit facility.

Hotel Information
The Conference Hotel is the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six is a 22-acre tropical retreat featuring a world-class marina and signature health and beauty spa.  The hotel boasts a new contemporary lounge and function space, a spectacular three-pool oasis, and five dining outlets offering everything from incredible waterfront views to innovative, fine dining. Complimentary internet service in guestrooms and common areas.  Guests at the hotel will also receive 20% off on spa services at Spa 66. The Conference Attendee rate at Hyatt Pier 66 is $185 plus tax per night for a marina/pool view, $205 plus tax per night for a tower balcony room, and $245 plus tax per night for a tower junior suite.The cut-off date for online hotel room reservations is January 5, 2015. ** Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail which will provide you a phone number to make your hotel room reservation under "Hotel Reservation Information."

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Conference Registration is non-refundable after December 31, 2014.  Cancellations after that date will not be refunded.  If you are also booking a hotel, reservations must be made through the official conference reservation website, and may be cancelled without penalty by December 29, 2014. To book your hotel room, the website link is provided after completing registration for the conference. Hotel reservations must be made online through the link to secure conference rates.

For more information call the ABBRA office at 954-654-7821 or send an email to

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