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Front Street Shipyard completes Marae Refit


Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, has completed a refit of the 32.97 metre pilothouse sloop, Marae. Launched in 2004 by Alloy Yachts and originally named Paraiso, Marae spent five months at the shipyard completing her 10 year Lloyd's survey whilst undergoing systems upgrades, new paint and maintenance. Designed by Fontaine Design Group, Marae won "Best Sailing Yacht" from the International Superyacht Design Awards in 2004.

The most intensive aspect of Marae's refit was a complete paint application including her hull, deck and superstructure. The finishes team at Front Street Shipyard made several corrosion and cosmetic repairs to the hull and deck before sanding and spraying multiple coats of Awlgrip.

As part of the Lloyd's 10 year survey, the systems experts at Front Street Shipyard dropped the rudder, centerboard and both shafts, and then reinstalled them. The metalwork team fabricated several new and replacement parts, ranging from hull fittings and windlass parts to pedestals and bilge plumbing. The carpentry team updated her swim platform and made minor repairs to her interior.

The shipyard are currently anticipating the arrival of two new refit projects in September, superyachts Axia and Asolare. Marae will be available to charter in the fall.

By Gemma Fottles

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