US-based Front Street Shipyard has contracted Bacchus Yacht Consultancy of Palm Beach, Florida, to source and sell superyacht refit work for the yard. Bacchus Yacht Consultancy, owned by Michael Bach, will represent Front Street Shipyard in new business development, particularly in the Florida and Caribbean refit markets.
Bacchus Yacht Consultancy is now promoting opportunities for new refit projects at Front Street Shipyard as shop space becomes available in the spring and summer.
Located in Belfast, Maine, Front Street Shipyard is currently in the final stages of two major refits: a 38m (124ft) Palmer Johnson pilothouse ketch and a 47m (155ft) Bruce King-designed cold-moulded sloop. Other recent refits include a 40m (130ft) tri-deck motoryacht, a 37m (122ft) classic commuter yacht, and a 32m (106ft) aluminium Burger.
JB Turner, president of Front Street Shipyard, comments: “Bacchus Yacht Consultancy provides Front Street Shipyard with a presence in a major yachting hub in Southern Florida. 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.”
Launched in early 2011, Front Street’s capabilities have grown consistently to position the yard in the international superyacht destination. With a 485-tonne yacht hoist and indoor shop space that accommodates vessels up to 49m (160ft), Front Street Shipyard is able to undertake major refits efficiently. Deep water and an expansive marina ensure that yachts have access to the yard year-round.
Bacchus Yacht Consultancy is an owner’s advocacy company that promotes relationships between the yards, services, vendors and yachts that will result in the best possible refits.