THE SKY IS NO LIMIT

A custom boat builderservice yard and marina in mid-coast Maine, Front Street Shipyard is the most capable boatyard in the Northeast. Welcome to New England’s refit capital. 

Visit us in Belfast, Maine, on Penobscot Bay — the world’s greatest cruising grounds.

With a 485-ton lifting capacity, deep-water access, and an in-house talented workforce, Front Street Shipyard is the premier boater’s resource on the east coast. We has the ingenuity and experience to undertake the most sophisticated boat building and refit projects. The yard’s team of more than 100 experienced boat service professionals uses technologies that range from advanced composite construction to traditional boatbuilding.

For all boats from 20 to 200 feet

Refit projects

It’s always 68 degrees and sunny during refits and service work at Front Street Shipyard. We have one of the only facilities on the East Coast where boat building and service work on oversized yachts can be performed indoors year-round. 

SINDBAD

The 1962 steel-hulled North Sea trawler SINDBAD was in our shop for a year and a half. She was designed and built in Norway as an ice class vessel.

ZENYATTA

ZENYATTA is a Gunboat 62 undergoing a major refit to both update her and further customize her for a Caribbean and New England circuit.

BERILDA

BERILDA is a 122-foot steel-hulled Feadship that underwent a comprehensive yearlong refit at Front Street Shipyard in 2016.

Visit our Mid-Coast Maine Facility

Our modern facility is situated in downtown Belfast, Maine. Walk to Main Street to dine, provision, or shop in our year-round city. VIEW AMENITIES

Our Customers

Service and Friendship

I do not take for granted the level of service and friendship the yard is delivering. Thank you!

Jim, J/105

Front Street Shipyard
2015-03-05T16:49:45+00:00

Jim, J/105

I do not take for granted the level of service and friendship the yard is delivering. Thank you!

Outstanding job

I could not be more thrilled with the paint crew at FSS. They have done an outstanding job in all of their efforts.

Refit Customer

Front Street Shipyard
2015-03-05T15:07:02+00:00

Refit Customer

I could not be more thrilled with the paint crew at FSS. They have done an outstanding job in all of their efforts.

Most pleased

With a six-month refit at FSS, I was most pleased with the work, responsiveness and communication. Work was completed as promised and within the agreed-upon costs. A good experience.

Owner, S/Y SYMMETRY

Front Street Shipyard
2015-03-05T16:50:57+00:00

Owner, S/Y SYMMETRY

With a six-month refit at FSS, I was most pleased with the work, responsiveness and communication. Work was completed as promised and within the agreed-upon costs. A good experience.

Top of the Line

I just wanted to tell you again how impressed we are by your operation. All of your people are so professional and squared away and just nice, and everything's so organized and neat, and all of your equipment appears to be so "top of the line" that we feel really lucky to have you handling our boat!

Tom, TRIDENT

Front Street Shipyard
2015-03-05T16:48:05+00:00

Tom, TRIDENT

I just wanted to tell you again how impressed we are by your operation. All of your people are so professional and squared away and just nice, and everything's so organized and neat, and all of your equipment appears to be so "top of the line" that we feel really lucky to have you handling our boat!

Great Yard and Region

Great yard to work with. Competent staff and great facility. Belfast is a great little town to hang out in. We did some major maintenance work here and would recommend this yard.

Owner, SHEAR MADNESS

Front Street Shipyard
2018-03-09T14:30:17+00:00

Owner, SHEAR MADNESS

Great yard to work with. Competent staff and great facility. Belfast is a great little town to hang out in. We did some major maintenance work here and would recommend this yard.

Thank you

I just wanted to thank you and the crew at Front Street for being so patient with us as we got the Shearwater ready for another fishing year! Without your understanding we could of never done the job we did on my boat, I'm sure that the hard work will save a lot of problems down the road for us! Thanks again for all!

Gary, SHEARWATER

Front Street Shipyard
2015-03-05T16:43:51+00:00

Gary, SHEARWATER

I just wanted to thank you and the crew at Front Street for being so patient with us as we got the Shearwater ready for another fishing year! Without your understanding we could of never done the job we did on my boat, I'm sure that the hard work will save a lot of problems down the road for us! Thanks again for all!

Extra Effort


Thanks so much for all your efforts on my behalf. This is a great yard to be in thanks to you and your colleagues.

Service customer

Front Street Shipyard
2018-05-08T18:41:57+00:00

Service customer

Thanks so much for all your efforts on my behalf. This is a great yard to be in thanks to you and your colleagues.

A Great Experience

We're having a great experience at Front Street Shipyard. Thanks to all involved!

Refit Customer

Front Street Shipyard
2015-03-05T15:06:36+00:00

Refit Customer

We're having a great experience at Front Street Shipyard. Thanks to all involved!

Word of Mouth

I want to let you know how very satisfied I have been with the work done on the boat these past few winters. Although she is not a 150’ Feadship, she is my 52’ Feadship. I always received the kind of service that you can be proud of and that your customers expect...I will always be honored to pass on that recommendation.

David, POURVOUS

Front Street Shipyard
2018-03-09T14:25:01+00:00

David, POURVOUS

I want to let you know how very satisfied I have been with the work done on the boat these past few winters. Although she is not a 150’ Feadship, she is my 52’ Feadship. I always received the kind of service that you can be proud of and that your customers expect...I will always be honored to pass on that recommendation.

Really Impressive

Wow! Stunning. Such a beautiful job on all areas...I would like to personally thank the guys involved. Really, really impressive.

Captain, DREAMCATCHER

Front Street Shipyard
2018-06-11T12:17:40+00:00

Captain, DREAMCATCHER

Wow! Stunning. Such a beautiful job on all areas...I would like to personally thank the guys involved. Really, really impressive.
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Stay at our Marina

Cruisers are welcome: Latitude 44° 25′ 46″ / Longitude -69° 0′ 27″ 

Front Street Shipyard offers seasonal and transient dockage for yachts up to 200 feet. You’ll find water and shorepower power available on the docks. Enjoy wi-fi, a lounge area, showers, and laundry available on site. Walk to downtown Belfast. 

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Video: ARGENT Repower

Video: ARGENT Repower

In 2019 the 70-foot ARGENT underwent a multiple-month project of removing her engines and installing two new CAT C18s.

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Yacht Design Partners

See custom yacht designs ready to be built.

Front Street Shipyard is proud to partner with the world’s most talented yacht designers on all our new construction and major refit projects. Through these relationships we’ve compiled a collection of innovative designs currently available for new construction at Front Street Shipyard.

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