Newport Shipyard was awarded the 2009 American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) Boatyard of the Year award at the ABBRA annual awards celebration in Tampa, FL, on January 29, 2010. The Boatyard of the Year award was one of three awards given to recognize individuals and companies from the boatbuilding and repairing industry for their excellence throughout 2009.
Awarded to the service or repair yard that demonstrates excellence in all facets of business through commitment to customer relations, quality management, and positive vendor and employee relations, the Award of Excellence was given to Newport Shipyard for its dedication to exceptional support, refitting, and servicing of superyachts up to 300’ as well as the impressive pool of craftsmen, talent, and experience found at Newport Shipyard.
“The team at Newport Shipyard was very excited to receive this award as was I," said Charlie Dana, Newport Shipyard's president. "Being recognized by an association dedicated to the marine industry is always an honor and we're thrilled to be selected as the Boatyard of the Year in 2009 by ABBRA."