ABBRA hands out annual awards

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The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association recently held its annual awards celebration.

The Dennis Snow President's Award was presented to Dennis Nixon, associate dean for research and administration at the Graduate School of Oceanography of the University of Rhode Island.

The Award of Excellence in Customer Care was presented to Camachee Yacht Yard, a full-service boatyard located in St. Augustine, Fla.

Newport Shipyard, located in Newport Harbor, R.I., received ABBRA's 2009 Award of Excellence, or ABBRA's "Boatyard of the Year."

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