Carbon Ocean Yachts Joins Front Street Shipyard in Belfast

Front Street Shipyard welcomes Carbon Ocean Yachts to its Belfast, Maine, facility. Carbon Ocean Yachts of Bristol, Rhode Island, is relocating its operations to Front Street Shipyard’s extensive new facility on the waterfront of Penobscot Bay. The two builders will work together on the construction of lightweight, performance-driven yachts combining award-winning construction techniques with state-of-the art amenities.

“We’re excited by the new possibilities that will exist by integrating Carbon Ocean Yachts into Front Street Shipyard,” says JB Turner, president of Front Street Shipyard. “Carbon Ocean Yachts is leading the way in composite construction technology. Coupled with our versatility in materials and systems, we expect to have some remarkable projects.”

Carbon Ocean Yachts remains an independent company, but will contribute to the existing expertise at Front Street Shipyard. Carbon Ocean Yachts founders Brian Benjamin, Britt Colombo, and Toby Mueller retain ownership and will continue to manage the company.

“By relocating to Front Street Shipyard’s facility, we expect to enhance our capabilities for our clients,” explains Colombo. “Our current facilities won’t be able to accommodate our future projects. Front Street Shipyard was our first choice for a new facility because it is already making its mark as the premier yard for big boats on the East Coast. The fusion of their superb team with our prowess in carbon fiber construction is the main reason for the partnership.”

About Front Street Shipyard
Front Street Shipyard is a premier boatbuilding, repair, and service facility that offers dockage and winter storage for boats up to 160 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

About Carbon Ocean Yachts
Combining with world-class designers and industry-leading suppliers, Carbon Ocean Yachts has vast experience in composite boatbuilding. Carbon Ocean Yachts has created a new generation of award-winning carbon fiber yachts – class-leading elegant cruisers that will turn heads in the finest marinas in the world. The Carbon Line is constructed by hand from start to finish using pre-preg carbon for both custom and semi-custom yacht manufacture. More information is online at