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ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference - Local Associations' Special

  • 22 Jan 2014
  • 4:00 PM
  • 24 Jan 2014
  • 4:00 PM
  • B Ocean Hotel - Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL


  • Attend the full ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference at this special rate for MIASF, USSA, and MIAPB Members Only.
  • Join us to help recognize individuals and businesses that have made a mark, or are positively impacting our industry.
  • Attend the Preconference Roundtable presented by MIASF, and afterwards join ABBRA for the Welcome Cocktails Reception poolside at the B Ocean Hotel on Wednesday Jan. 22 to network with Conference Attendees and help kick off the event.

To pay by credit card you will be redirected to Pay Pal. You do not need to have a Pay Pal account. Click on "Don't Have a Pay Pal Account?" to complete the payment process.

Online Registration is Closed.  On Site Registration will Open at Noon on Wednesday, January 22nd.

Special Offer for Members of MIASF, USSA, & MIAPB!
Attend the 2014 ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference in Fort Lauderdale at a special rate for local members of MIASF, USSA, and MIAPB.  The special Full Conference rate is $275, or you can sign up to just attend the Pre-Conference Roundtable and Welcome Reception on Wednesday, January 22nd for $35, or attend the ABBRA Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday night, January 23rd from 6:00pm to 8:30pm for $85.00.

You can view the conference agenda online by clicking here.

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. The theme of the event is “Reflect, Rethink, Refocus: Business Leadership for Tomorrow's Boat Building and Repair Industry.” This conference is unique and builds on the success of the ABBRA 2013 Conference. The ABBRA conference will be completely focused on the business of running a boatyard whether a boatbuilding, boat repair, service/maintenance or refit facility.

Hotel Information
The Conference Hotel is the beautiful oceanfront B Ocean Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida. This recently remodeled and upgraded boutique hotel boasts breathtaking ocean views from each room, excellent restaurants on property and is walking distance from the beach and other popular local venues. The Conference Attendee rate at B Ocean Hotel is $179 per night including breakfast for two each day. The Conference Registration Fee includes access to Conference sessions, the cocktail reception, two lunch meetings and the Thursday night dinner meeting.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Conference Registration is non-refundable after December 31, 2013. 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 up to 72 hours prior to arrival. The website link is provided after completing registration for the conference.

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

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