We’re particularly proud of our refit capabilities at Front Street Shipyard. When an owner entrusts us with his or her vessel to breathe new life into, we work closely with the owner’s team to develop a customized plan. Our technicians map out the boat, identifying areas to be refreshed and designing areas that will be entirely rebuilt. The result is a fully customized, like-new vessel that meets the desires of her owner and crew.

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Below are case studies of refits that stand out for their excellence in craftsmanship and performance.


The 1962 steel-hulled North Sea trawler SINDBAD was in our shop for a year and a half. She was designed and built in Norway as an ice class vessel.


ZENYATTA is a Gunboat 62 undergoing a major refit to both update her and further customize her for a Caribbean and New England circuit.


BERILDA is a 122-foot steel-hulled Feadship that underwent a comprehensive yearlong refit at Front Street Shipyard in 2016.


AXIA is a 123-foot S&S yacht that underwent a two-phase refit at Front Street Shipyard. Our team — as well as Langan Design Partners and the many vendors who supported us — won the Refit Excellence Award for Best Sailing Yacht Refit 2016.


ASHA is a 90-foot Palmer Johnson motoryacht that spent 2014-15 at Front Street Shipyard. Her new owner requested a comprehensive refit of the boat. He brought her up to Belfast from southern Florida for the extensive work.


Having celebrated her 10-year birthday, ASOLARE was due for her Lloyd’s survey, some fresh paint and systems maintenance. She spent the fall of 2014 with us in Belfast, Maine, for this minor refit.


Magic is a 130-foot tri-deck motoryacht built in 2004. Both her hull and superstructures are built of composite materials. Immediately following her transition to new owners, MAGIC spent the winter of 2013-14 at Front Street Shipyard for a major refit.


TOO ELUSIVE is a ketch-rigged Southern Ocean 80 originally built in 1985. She spent the winter of 2012-2013 at Front Street Shipyard receiving a comprehensive refit that included everything from her hull to her interior to her rigging.


Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, was home to ATLANTIDE, the 122-foot commuter yacht, during the winter and spring of 2012 to 2013. ATLANTIDE’s new owners purchased her in Palma in 2012, and transported her on Dockwise to the United States, where she arrived in November 2013.


STONEFACE is a 106-foot aluminum yacht built by Burger Boats. Designed by Jack Hargrave, she was first launched in 1978. She came to us at Front Street Shipyard in early 2012 equipped with two 735-HP GM engines in need of replacement as well as extensive corrosion issues that required immediate attention.


JOSEFINA is a Swan 86 who came to Front Street Shipyard in 2012 for a fast-paced but comprehensive refit. On the outside of the yacht, Front Street Shipyard’s team took on a facelift for Josefina. Her topsides got fresh paint, as did her deck. We sanded and painted JOSEFINA’s bottom to keep her moving through the water more quickly and efficiently.


GULLIVER is a 74’ custom Frers design built in Italy. When she arrived at Front Street Shipyard, the service team hauled her for a survey and discovered moisture in the hull core.