The roster of membership in the American Boatbuilders Association (ABA) is an
industry Who's Who of strong, privately held, boat manufacturing companies.
Since 1992, the group's aim through collective buying power is to obtain the
highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost. ABA is all about
leveraging purchasing power.
This alliance brings the united voice of a prestigious group of independent
boat manufactures to the table. In the aggregate, The ABA Group ranks second in
retail market share, only behind Brunswick Corp. With annual boat sales over $1
billion, and material purchases of approximately $600 million, ABA Boat
Builders represent a strong growth opportunity for Suppliers.
The benefits of this trade association reach beyond positive economics for
members as well as Suppliers. There is a savings from pooled purchasing and
technical services as well as reduced transaction costs. Improved
competitiveness and efficiencies translate into better pricing for the boat
buying public and drives increased sales and product turns for Manufacturers
and Suppliers alike.
For the Supplier, ABA represents a stable source of volume
purchasing with limited financial exposure.
Through the collective buying power of its' members, we will
strive to purchase high quality materials at the lowest cost of any boat
building entity in the United States. We will organize as necessary to bring
the united voice of the independent builder to outside influences such as
Suppliers, government, and industry associations.
To focus on improving the quality, safety, value, and environmental impact of
To share knowledge and best practices among our members
To promote cost-effective solutions regarding EPA, OSHA, and other mandated
policies and guidelines
To provide a member forum for the consideration of issues that affect the
To provide a member interface with other industry organizations for improving
the Marine Industry
THE AMERICAN BOAT BUILDERS ASSOCIATION is a coalition of 12 leading independent
US boat manufacturers. ABA member companies have approximately 5,000 employees
in the United States, with 15 facilities in 9 states. ABA companies produce
more than 15% of all the boats above 16' built in America.
For additional information about ABA member companies, use the
Jay Patton - President
Glenna Stephens - Office Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant
C K McLemore III, McLemore and Rollins
Nashville, TN 615- 242- 2000
Telephone: 770 792 3070
Fax: 770 792 3073
American Boat Builders Association, Inc.
The Brumby Building @Marietta Station
127 Church Street, Suite 210
Marietta, GA 30060