Front Street Shipyard Draws more than 400 to Open House

More than 400 people showed their support for Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, on July 2 during at the Open House celebration. The young yard hosted local officials, regional marine industry professionals and the greater Belfast community for a BBQ and gathering on the waterfront. The new 165-ton Marine Travel Lift was the center of attention; party-goers young and old had the opportunity to drive the new remote-controlled T-lift. All four owners of the yard — JB Turner, president; Taylor Allen of Rockport Shipyard; Steve White of Brooklin Boat Yard; and Kenneth Priest of Kenway Corp. — thanked the Belfast community in short speeches in the mid-afternoon.

Front Street Shipyard is a premier boatbuilding, repair and service facility that offers dockage and winter storage for boats up to 145 feet and hauling capacity for vessels up to 165 tons. The yard has deep-water access for a range of power and sailing vessels from small boats to superyachts. With services from engine and systems maintenance to carpentry and advanced composite repair work, Front Street Shipyard is a full-service facility with exceptionally high quality standards. More information about Front Street Shipyard is online at