Jarrett Bay Boatworks Wins Award from National Marine Association

ABBRA honors North Carolina service yard with Boatyard of the Year award.

Beaufort, NC (August 9, 2011) - Jarrett Bay Boatworks in Beaufort, North Carolina, has been presented with the 2011 Award of Excellence "Boatyard of the Year" designation from the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) at the association's Annual Conference, held in New Bedford, Massachusetts, July 18-19, 2011.

Jarrett Bay Boatworks was one of six to receive a prestigious ABBRA award presented on an annual basis and designed to recognize individuals and companies from the boatbuilding and repairing industry for their excellence throughout the year.

According to ABBRA, the "Boatyard of the Year" award is given to the service or repair facility that demonstrates excellence in all facets of its company through commitment to customer relations, quality management, positive employee and vendor relationships, regard for the safety of its employees and customers, good stewardardship of the environment, and innovatively employing technology to enhance its marine business.

"Jarrett Bay Boatworks is a company built on a tradition of quality craftsmanship and integrity," ABBRA President Pam Lendzion said as she presented the award. "When you walk into the facility you can't help but feel the pride each craftsman has in his work. Randy Ramsey and his team are passionate about boatbuilding and repair; they consistently produce quality work, and are determined to exceed their customers' expectations. This business model has made Jarrett Bay Boatworks a success."

Jarrett Bay's President Randy Ramsey commented, "This is a great honor. Everyone that is a part of our organization helped to earn this, and I am extremely grateful for their efforts to provide our customers with world-class craftsmanship and professionalism."

ABOUT ABBRA: The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA), founded in 1943 and dedicated to the service and repair industry, strengthens and encourages professionalism in the boat building and marine service industry by providing its members with timely information, training, education and business services. For more information on ABBRA's annual awards' categories and nominations, please visit www.abbra.org.

ABOUT JARRETT BAY: Jarrett Bay is a premier builder of custom sport fishing boats founded in 1986 when Randy Ramsey led the construction of a single 52-foot charter boat in an old tin shed. Since those humble beginnings, Jarrett Bay has delivered nearly 60 custom sportfishermen, introduced several semi-production models and serviced tens of thousands of boats. Sales, service and repair work is coordinated through Jarrett Bay's 175-acre marine park located along the intracoastal waterway in Beaufort, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.jarrettbay.com.