The yacht Stoneface was finally back at sea on December 31 after spending almost a year in Front Street Shipyard in Maine, undergoing extensive repairs. The 32m (106ft) yacht originally built by Burger Boats was designed by Jack Hargrave and first launched in 1978. However, in early 2012 she ended up in the shipyard with two 510-HP GM engines in need of replacement and extensive corrosion problems. As well as this, the owner also requested a complete refit from bow to transom.

Stoneface underwent a process of modernization, which entailed replacing a great deal of the yacht’s infrastructure. In addition to the engines – the generators, freshwater pumps, refrigeration, oil-change and plumbing systems were all replaced. On top of this, the bow-thruster and steering systems were upgraded and the yacht was completely rewired to current ABYC standards. With new electrical systems in place Stoneface’s lighting was changed out to new LED lighting on dimmers, as well as an extensive A/V upgrade and MarQuipt davits.

Moreover, the interior of Stoneface was gutted and refurbished with most of the carpets, wallpaper and ceiling surfaces being repainted or replaced. The galley was updated with new countertops, wall surfaces and modern appliances. In addition, the majority of the deck was replaced with new teak flooring. Underneath the yacht, the hull was soda-blasted and repainted. The refit customer was very happy with the results and commented, “I could not be more thrilled with the paint crew at FSS. They have done an outstanding job in all of their efforts.” The pictures taken throughout the various stages of the refit can be seen on the Facebook page of Front Street Shipyard.