Upcoming events

    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • IYRS School of Technology & Trades, Brooks Building, 449 Thames Street, Newport RI 401-847 3300
    • 12

    ABBRA Marine Service Manager Course


    The course is being held at the IYRS School of Technology & Trades and begins with an opening reception from 6 - 8pm on Sunday Feb 23.

    The reception provides an opportunity to meet fellow attendees and ABBRA staff before classes begin on Monday Feb 24.

    Classes are held daily from Monday 23rd to Thursday 27th inclusive from 08.00 to 17.00. One afternoon is set for the Boatyard Study Tour.

    Any questions regarding course logistics and expectations will be discussed at the reception. Attendance is required.

    What's included in the cost of course registration:

    • Tuition for the length of the course
    • All course materials
    • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch each day
    • One group dinner
    • Participation in the Boatyard Study Tour

    Please note - If you wish to pay by check, please email

    DEADLINE for Course Registration is February 16, 2019.

    Registration button is to your left and below in the left column.

    • 05 Mar 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Easport Yacht Club, 317 First St, Annapolis, MD
    • 18

    2020 Interactive Boatyard Tour

    Registration: $60.00


    - Pre-tour Briefing

    - Lunch

    - Round trip bus transportation - Eastport Yacht Club

    - Tours of Boatyards

    • 05 Mar 2020
    • 06 Mar 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • East Port Yacht Club, 317 First St, Annopolis, MD 21403


    This year's day-long Business Conference is important to the industry. We invite all boat building, refit, and repair business operators to register for the event which includes a networking reception on Thursday evening and Round table discussions all day Friday.

    On Thursday evening March 5th, 2020 we begin with ABBRA's Annual Meeting & Reception, Awards Ceremony, and MSM Certification. Join us at the Eastport Yacht Club from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm.

    The Business Conference begins the following morning, March 6th, 2020 at 8.00 am and includes a full day of thought provoking interactive round table discussions and panels of industry experts sharing their experiences and thoughts on chosen topics. For more details about the topics covered, click this link Sharing Strategies for Success.  Registration opens at 7.30 am and the day ends at 5.00 pm.

    The host for this years activities is the Eastport Yacht Club, 317 First St, Annapolis, MD 21404. There is parking at the facility.

    Lodging: Each attendee is responsible for their own lodging. The Visit Annapolis website has many excellent options. There are many hotels within a two mile radius of the Yacht Club. 

    Deadline for Registration is February 20th, 2020

    On March 5, 2020, we are also hosting an Interactive Boatyard Tour & Lunch from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm. This will start and end at Eastport Yacht Club. For more details and to register, please click this link INTERACTIVE BOATYARD TOUR.


    Cancellation/Refund Policy

    Conference Registration is non-refundable after 24th, 2020 

    For more information contact the ABBRA office at  (401) 236-2466 or