Front Street Shipyard's in-house design team has collaborated with yacht designer Bill Tripp to develop a new line of modern sloops now available for construction.
The line includes 84-foot, 102-foot and 112-foot yachts that are performance-oriented with a range of interior options. Designed to meet the aesthetic tastes and versatility expectations of modern yacht owners, the composite sailboat line is positioned as a competitive new option for new construction at Front Street Shipyard's Belfast, Maine, facility.
The concepts, interior designs and exterior styling of the new yacht line have been developed in-house at Front Street Shipyard with naval architecture provided by Tripp Design Naval Architecture of Connecticut and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The collaboration between the yard and design firm grew out of a shared desire to generate more new construction opportunities in America. The sailboat line is ideally suited to the advanced composite construction techniques employed at the shipyard, while the design fulfills the modern vision for performance yachting by superyacht owners.
"We've long hoped that we'll have an opportunity to build new yachts with Bill Tripp, whose designs are renowned worldwide," said JB Turner, president of Front Street Shipyard. "We'd like to grow the new build side of our yard with projects from talented engineering and design firms like Bill's."
The 84-foot and 102-foot designs primarily feature flush decks yet have an aggressive low profile deckhouse aft of the mast. This concept adds additional light in the spacious main living areas. The 112-foot sloop is a true pilothouse boat. All three models include a central social cockpit protected by the deckhouse and an aft sailing cockpit. There are multiple interior layouts depending on the owner's expectations for the boat.
The sailing systems on Front Street Shipyard's newest designs are fully hydraulic with carbon fiber rig packages. Twin headstay furlers provide a working jib on the inner stay and a reaching sail on the outer stay. There is a bowsprit to handle a Code Zero or Alpha sail and the mainsail has in-boom furling. All winches are hydraulic self-tailing or captive, depending on the model size.
Tripp Design Naval Architecture will provide Front Street Shipyard with all necessary engineering as well as advanced design of rigs, hulls and appendages. Front Street Shipyard will construct the yachts using modern advanced composite techniques with milled female tooling for hulls and male tooling for decks and infused laminates. More information about the line of Front Street Shipyard sloops is available online at frontstreetshipyard.com.