Front Street Shipyard

101 Front Street
Belfast, ME 04915

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31 Reviews

by Jodi S. on Aug 15, 2023
If you’re assigned to a morning in the “outer harbor” know that means you’re in the bay. Between the wake and the wind the night we were there, it was very uncomfortable. We also had a hard time finding our assigned ball (first time there). They did send a kid on a skiff who brought us to the wrong one - but the right neighborhood. With the bouncing boat and tiny pendant it was really hard to get the line - I watched another boat struggle too - they finally left! Might as well just anchor.

by Jeffrey p. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Very accommodating. Excellent services. Availability of loaner car for trips to local grocery for reprovisioning is a great plus to offer users of the marina.

by Allen E. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
A well-managed marina with a team that understands the meaning of customer service. Ben, thank you for helping us with a crew to clean the inside of our boat. They were amazing and much appreciated. Everything is within walking distance. We enjoyed the early morning walks and Shipyard activity. These guys know what they are doing. Looking forward to coming back. Thank you for your hospitality.

by Michael R. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Great service and super helpful.

by Marc M. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Friendly staff and very nice heads/showers. At FSS. Belfast Harbormaster was very helpful as well. Great town!

by Warner H. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Great stop on our cruise and for an unexpected bow thruster issue. JB, Bob and the team are very professional and helpful.

by Pamela H. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2023
Given how this is such a busy time getting boats in the water (yards have been behind-schedule up and down the coast due to the strange weather), we understood that there was no dock space for us to tie up for an hour or so to allow us to stretch our legs ashore. Instead we were given the closest mooring to the town wharf, which made things easy. Great facility, and I can’t tell you how many other boats we know that will be headed your way to have some work done or simply to be centrally located for summer cruising.

by Glenn B. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2022
Dock hand excellent, Beautiful location

by Barry D. - Verified user on Sep 16, 2021
Okay, they apparently fired their dock master and it was Labor Day, but no one was there. No one. So, we tied up briefly but because we had no idea where we were supposed to be we felt like trespassers and moved to the town dock. Still trying to get a refund. They are hard to communicate with. I get it’s COVID but we have been waiting for a response and refund for two weeks now.

by Kevin S. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2021
The mooring was so far away from the dock to get into Belfast, approximately 1/2 mile out. It was also quite a way past the No Wake Zone, so boats were flying past us rocking the boat like crazy.

by Gene K. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2021
Helpful staff. Interesting town. Grocery and good restaurants nearby. Clean showers.

by Jim R. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2021
Call ahead and ask if your on the inner harbor or the outside edge. Our mooring was along the channel but past the 5 mph markers so we got rocked steadily by boat traffic at high speed and it was a very long dinghy ride in.

by Jim C. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2021
Jonathan at Front Street Marina was an outstanding dock master and was more than happy to accommodate my needs. He is also a wealth of knowledge of large wooden sailing vessels and their history. A most enjoyable stay!

by justin M. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Great Experience. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Cute town in walking distance. Courtesy car for provisioning and it is located at a significant shipyard. Very interesting. Easy in and out.

by Walt R. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2021
Great marina-Was on the front dock! Got fogged in -had planned one day stay --they were very accommodating --first day said stay till it clears --it didn't!-got a second night -problem! great. facility -showers/ laundry --location.. Will go back -actually was a second time already! Plus unbelievable work going on in this yard!

by William G. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2021
Well taken care of. Belfast is a fun visit. Thanks!

by Ange N. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2020
Thanks so much for a great stay, we love Belfast and will be back and hope to spend more time on our next trip. Easy in a d out and accommodations were great. Close to town and things to do.

by Meg C. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2020
We had an excellent stay at FSS, with friendly and helpful staff and a convenient location to town. I would give it 5 stars except for the most expensive load of laundry I have ever done in a coin-op. Dryers took 2.5 cycles @ $2.25 each, so over $7 for not a huge load. The lint screen was clean, so it’s something else that needs adjusting. We will be back, but will plan better for laundry.

by Terry - Verified user on Jul 15, 2020
Great customer service. Great location. Walking distance to downtown and restaurants. Restrooms, showers, laundry. Special shout out to Mark Tubbs for helping us get a great spot to tie up to and Brandon in the woodworking area for taking extra special care of us. We needed a few small pieces of teak to repair a damaged spot in our boat and Brandon gave them to us and asked us just to pay it forward. All the people are extremely nice and helpful. The boats that they are working on are amazing. A very well run yard.

by Anonymous on Jan 07, 2020
We were without an anchor (they installed a new windlass) a dinghy (cradle they installed failed) and had a bad cutlass bearing - due to services provided at Front Street Shipyard. These are life-safety issue that left us hostage at their dock for 3 weeks, then the A team took over and we were underway in 3 days. They have an A team and a not quite B team, guess which team did the majority of our work. Last year we spent 1 day at a dock for fuel, this year we missed the annual Nova Scotia trip with the Nordhavn group due to their negligence. If your not there every day to verify the job, your more likely going to be chasing leaks, repairing odd items like direction pads for a windlass or replacing small parts that are misplaced or damaged. They left 3 batteries connected over winter. Of course after we paid the full price they only seemed to charge 1/2 price for repairing this fiasco. Considering each window caulked took them 2 hours and the ones I did of the same size only took me 1 hour each... that breaks down to paying a f#@k ton of money. Hope you have a better experience than ours, fair winds and following seas.

by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2019
Excellent marina! Friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful staff, extraordinarily clean and modern bathrooms, and a loaner car. We will definitely return.

by Robert D. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2019
Friendly staff - nice docks -good facilities-loaner car a plus - Easy walk to town

by Paul M. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2019
Great staff, super friendly and very helpful.

by James D. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2019
Very nice and accommodating. Nice clean shower rooms, good Wi-Fi, and short walk to town

by Melvyn M. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2019
Good docks. Limited 3ph
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About Front Street Shipyard

Welcome to the most capable and versatile boatyard in northern New England. Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, is a yacht yard, marina and storage facility on Penobscot Bay with an expansive facility and broad capabilities. We cater to the needs of every type of vessel ranging from small recreational boats to commercial vessels and superyachts. Whether you spend the summer sailing in Belfast Harbor or just plan to visit mid-coast Maine on your cruising vacation, make Front Street Shipyard your port of call. The channel entrance into Belfast Harbor has a 20-foot depth and the regional tidal range is approximately 10.5 feet. The current runs about 3 knots on average. Front Street Shipyard is a collaboration of expertise and insight. From classic wood techniques to progressive composite solutions, the capabilities span decades of boatbuilding experience and research. To our team at Front Street Shipyard, each yacht is unique and ripe with possibility. There is only one consistency maintained throughout each build and refit: the exceptionally high quality of the end product, both aesthetically and functionally. Diesel fuel truck delivery available upon request


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Service & Maintenance
  • Ship Store
  • Dry Stack
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Groceries
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Land Storage
  • Travel Lift
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles


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