WARREN, R.I. – The board of directors of the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) endorsed a new partnership today with Marine Liens Ltd., owner of the global maritime-lien database. As a result, ABBRA members will now receive a special discount when they use the Marine Liens services, the association said today.
Those services allow boatyards and repairers who supply goods and services to check for past liens before starting work, and post new claims of liens on boats that have not paid their bill, ABBRA said in its release.
"ABBRA is continually looking for products and services that will be of benefit to its members and we think the instant lien search is a great tool," ABBRA president Bill Munger said. “This provides another tangible benefit to the ABBRA membership.”
The agreement allows ABBRA members free use of www.marineliens.com to post claims of liens and a discounted fee for searching the database for vessels with liens against them. To introduce the new program, ABBRA members now have free access to the database until the end of April and after that, each new ABBRA member will be given one free search, the association said.
“I placed a lien for some work that I completed but didn’t get paid for and within ten days had found the boat and received payment,” ABBRA board member Steve Bunnell said. “This is an excellent, low-cost service that produces results.”