Front Street Shipyard signs deal with Florida rep

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Front Street Shipyard in Maine contracted with Bacchus Yacht Consultancy of Florida to source and sell superyacht refit work for the yard.

Owned by Michael Bach, Palm Beach-based Bacchus will represent the shipyard in new-business development, particularly in the Florida and Caribbean refit markets.

Bacchus is promoting opportunities for new refit projects at Belfast-based Front Street as shop space becomes available in the spring and summer. Front Street said it is in the final stages of two major refits: a 124-foot Palmer Johnson pilothouse ketch and a 155-foot Bruce King-designed cold-molded sloop.

Other notable recent refits include a 130-foot tri-deck motoryacht, a 122-foot classic commuter yacht and a 106-foot aluminum Burger.

"Bacchus Yacht Consultancy provides Front Street Shipyard with a presence in a major yachting hub in southern Florida," Front Street Shipyard president JB Turner said in a statement. "Michael Bach is a knowledgeable representative of the yard who will spread the word to captains and owners who may not yet be familiar with us."

Front Street said it has a 485-ton yacht hoist and indoor shop space that accommodates vessels as large as 160 feet, so it can undertake major refits efficiently. Deep water and an expansive marina ensure that yachts have access to the yard year-round, the shipyard said.

"Having worked with Front Street Shipyard in the past as an owner's representative, I came to appreciate the quality, efficiency and sense of fairness that the yard offers its customers," Bach said. "I was so pleased with my experience there that I became an unofficial ambassador for the yard, making this business relationship a natural progression."

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