Front Street Shipyard on the Belfast, Maine, waterfront is welcoming DiMillo’s Yacht Sales to its facility. DiMillo’s Yacht Sales is opening a brokerage office in one of Front Street Shipyard’s newest buildings where the company will sell new and used yachts. The new relationship with DiMillo’s Yacht Sales will allow Front Street Shipyard to enhance its offering to current and new customers living in and visiting the mid-coast region.
DiMillo’s Yacht Sales will have 600 square feet of waterfront office space, with both land space and dockage to display brokerage yachts, as well as new Sabre’s and Back Coves. The new office will open May 1, 2013.
DiMillo’s Yacht Sales has hired Scott Kinney to start up the office. Scott has a 35-year history in the yacht sales field. His past experience includes national sales manager with Hatteras Yachts, yacht broker with Norwalk Cove Marina, and sales manager with both Hinckley and Grand Banks Yachts . Scott will be offering brokerage services for both power and sailing boats and representation for new Sabre and Back Cove Yachts.
“In our continuing effort to grow the boating business in mid-coast Maine, we’re happy to host a reputable brokerage office like DiMillo’s Yacht Sales that will service our region,” said JB Turner, president of Front Street Shipyard.
Among the yachts initially represented in Belfast by DiMillos are a 2005 47’ Sabreline, named Sunshine, a 2010 41’ Grand Banks Europa named Island Runner, and a 2005 35’ Duffy.
“We’re eager to get DiMillo’s Yacht Sales established in our new facility at Front Street Shipyard,” said Chris DiMillo, president of DiMillo’s Yacht Sales. “In its relatively short time in business, Front Street Shipyard has created a full-service facility with a talented workforce that has high standards of craftsmanship.”
Front Street Shipyard recently received American Boat Builders and Repairers Association’s annual “Boatyard of the Year” award for 2013. The yard now has 72,555 square feet of space for yacht storage and 10,320 square feet of shop space on a six-acre property with 1,500 feet of waterfront. There is an additional seven acres of off-site storage space. Front Street Shipyard currently employs more than 100 people.