Skip to main content

Front Street Shipyard signs deal with Florida rep

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."

Related

MARINE-CONCEPTS

Marine Concepts Names Chief Executive

Industry veteran Terry McNew had a long tenure at MasterCraft, where he led the company through its initial public offering.

CED-MARINE

CED Marine Adds Sales Manager

Mark Sullivan previously spent more than 15 years at Navico and will cover the Southeast.

BWI-CONTEST

Writing Contest Open for Entries

Boating Writers International’s annual competition recognizes achievements in marine journalism, photography and videography.

DEALER-WEEK

MRAA’s Dealer Week Opens Tomorrow

The annual conference includes more than 20 educational sessions to help dealers adapt to the changing marketplace.

CRUISERS

Industry Mourns Cruisers Yachts Owner

K.C. Stock, who was 84, was known for his “commitment to the employees at Cruisers Yachts.”

GRANDBANKS

Grand Banks Purchases Florida Property

The parcel, which is opposite the company’s Stuart yard, has berths for up to nine boats and will increase service capabilities.

LIMESTONE-Q3

Limestone Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

Unit production was down compared with the second quarter, and revenues decreased 33%.

SIREN-YAMAHA

Yamaha Dealers Now Carry Siren Systems

Siren Marine’s “Connected Boat” technology can be purchased and installed at more than 2,100 Yamaha outboard dealers.

Northpoint

Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

Northpoint Commercial Finance has partnered with Elite Recreational Finance to offer retail financing.