BELFAST, ME – Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, 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. Front Street Shipyard is currently in the final stages of two major refits: a 124-foot Palmer Johnson pilothouse ketch and a 155-foot Bruce King-designed cold-molded sloop. Other recent refits include a 130-foot tri-deck motoryacht, a 122-foot classic commuter yacht and a 106-foot aluminum Burger.
"Bacchus Yacht Consultancy provides Front Street Shipyard with a presence in a major yachting hub in Southern Florida," said JB Turner, president of Front Street Shipyard. "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."
Bacchus Yacht Consultancy is an owner's advocacy company that promotes relationships between the yards, services, vendors and yachts. Bach's role with Front Street Shipyard is to promote its refit capabilities and craftsmanship throughout the superyacht community internationally. Bach will facilitate relationships between Front Street Shipyard and the owners, captains and project managers who are considering or sourcing comprehensive refits.
"Having worked with Front Street Shipyard in the past as an owner's representative, I came to appreciate the quality, efficiency and sense of fairness that the yard offers its customers," said Michael Bach. "I was so pleased with my experience there that I became an unofficial ambassador for the yard, making this business relationship a natural progression."