“Building Better Shipyards with Collaboration” Topic of Address by Chris Vaccari at April WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo

With a testing economy and current industry downturn, by what method can shipyards position themselves for future achievement? Chris Vaccari, who is the VP of the recently shaped Bay Island Shipyards LLC, an auxiliary of Bay Island Creation Inc., will address that question amid his address on April 12 at the WorkBoat Upkeep & Repair Meeting and Expo in New Orleans.

“Chris will give knowledge into the open doors and extended capacities in development and repair that will come about because of Leevac and Bay Island uniting,” said David Krapf, manager in head of WorkBoat magazine.

Vaccari will convey his discussion, “Assembling Better Shipyards with Joint effort,” from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the Expo, which will be held in the Morial Tradition Center. The Expo, which is the main business marine occasion committed to temporary chiefs, port skippers, and administrators keep their vessels in top condition, is booked from April 12-14.

Enrollment is presently open for the 2016 WorkBoat Support & Repair Meeting and Expo at

Krapf said Vaccari brings an extraordinary point of view to what lies ahead for the shipyard division. As the previous president and Chief of Leevac Shipyards, he knows about the outline, development and repair of workboats. In late 2015, Inlet Island Manufacture, a main stage and concentrated structure fabricator, and Leevac united to shape another shipyard gather – Bay Island Shipyard LLC.

“To contend in today’s marine creation market and serve an inexorably more refined client, you should have entry to the best ability, apparatuses, and offices so as to meet the requests of the market,” Krapf said. “Bay Island now gloats an extended marine manufacture and vessel repair and support nearness in the Bay of Mexico area and has essentially enhanced their creation capacities.”

About Chris Vaccari and Bay Island Shipyards

Vaccari is the VP of recently framed Inlet Island Shipyards LLC, an auxiliary of Bay Island Creation, Inc. a NASDAQ recorded organization. Inlet Island Shipyards was set up this January from the business blend of LEEVAC Shipyards and Bay Island Marine Creation. The organization possesses and works four shipyards on US Inlet Drift; two in Houma, one in Jennings, and one in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The organization now utilize more than 700 workers; works 6 dry docks extending from 1,500 to 12,000 tons; has more than 700 liner feet lauchways; and has in abundance of 200,000 square feet of secured creation offices.

Preceding this, Vaccari was President/Chief of LEEVAC Shipyards, LLC, a steel manufacture shipyard which outlined, constructed and repaired seaward supply vessels, PSVs, MPSVs, ATBs, dispatch docking pulls, traveler vessels, gambling club water crafts other marine transportation vessels from 2006 through 2015. In 1997 he helped to establish Hornbeck Seaward Administrations, Inc. NYSE (“HOS”) and served as the organization’s Administrator of the Board, CEO and Chief from 1997 to 2004.

He serves on the Consultative Leading group of the Workboat Vital Initiative Program.

About the WorkBoat Support & Repair Meeting and Expo

In view of the achievement of the 2015 inaugural WorkBoat Support & Repair Meeting and Expo, the 2016 occasion will again unite experts from the business vessel upkeep and repair industry.

“The Expo will be the best place to associate with individuals, items, and get data and redesigns expected to keep up and remain on top of things,” said Denielle Christensen, indicate executive from Differentiated Correspondences, which creates the honor winning Universal WorkBoat Demonstrate every year in New Orleans.

The 2015 inaugural occasion was gone to by about 2,000 top business marine pioneers. The 2016 occasion will expand on this achievement and offer an interesting mix of an exclusively customized meeting program, an exceedingly engaged show lobby and broad systems administration occasions. The Expo will likewise have a free Oceanic Occupation Reasonable and Work Guidance Center from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, and wellbeing preparing, item showings, workshops and more than 200 displaying organizations.

On the off chance that you are keen on displaying at the show, contact Chris Dimmerling, deals chief, at or (207) 842-5666.

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