The US builders Front Street Shipyard has revealed a new line of sailing yacht available for construction. Designed in-house in collaboration with Bill Tripp of Tripp Design Naval Architecture, the modern sloops include 84’, 102’ and 112’ versions with a range of interior options.
The 84’ and 102’ designs primarily feature flush decks yet have an aggressive low profile deckhouse aft of the mast, adding additional light in the spacious main living areas. The 112’ sloop is a true pilothouse boat. All three models include a central social cockpit protected by the deckhouse and an aft sailing cockpit.
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, and all winches are hydraulic self-tailing or captive, dependent on the model size.
President of the shipyard, JB Turner, comments on the collaboration with Tripp, saying, “We’ve long hoped that we’ll have an opportunity to build new yachts with Bill Tripp, whose designs are renowned worldwide. We’d like to grow the new build side of our yard with projects from talented engineering and design firms like Bill’s.”
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