ABD is Western Canada’s most renowned aluminum boat & yacht builder. Owners Alan Dawson and Burton Drody provide more than 45 years of combined experience to the aluminum shipbuilding industry.
Burton and Alan founded ABD in 1987, and quickly attained a solid reputation for their premium quality and integrity. During this time ABD has manufactured 64 commercial vessels and pleasure yachts, including the assembly of three 450’ catamaran ferries.
ABD works closely with owners and architects to build custom vessels. They have also developed, and are building a series of appealing 72’ Expedition Yacht. They believe that aluminum is the best construction material.
Burton and Alan researched various building materials, and chose aluminum for several reasons. These include strength of steel without the associated rust problems, shallow draft capability without sacrificing stability for cruising the Bahamas, and economy to operate and maintain.