Tag: Front Street Shipyard

‘Sunbeam V’ Refit – Forward Hull Steel Looks Like New

Fri 7/19/2019 6:35 PM BAR HARBOR, ME — These are the first shots of the forward hull area that have been sandblasted and re-coated. All that rust that we saw in previous pictures is gone and the steel looks like new.  Ready for another 25 years! ‘Sunbeam V’ Captain Michael Johnson

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‘Sunbeam V’ Refit Update: Getting Into the Nitty Gritty

BELFAST, ME — As Sunbeam Captain Michael Johnson says, “We’re getting into the nitty gritty now.” The one photo, courtesy Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME, shows the Sunbeam V inside, out of the elements, ready for refit. The second photo, courtesy Capt. Johnson, is the “nitty gritty” refit work underway in the Sunbeam salon.

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Village Soup: A Floating Health Clinic with a Mission

VillageSoup.com Front Street Shipyard refits Sunbeam V A floating health clinic with a mission By Fran Gonzalez | Jun 03, 2019 BELFAST — The first thing you notice when looking at the Sunbeam V, a black and white 74-foot steel boat docked at Front Street Shipyard, is the large cross painted on the bow. According…

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‘Sunbeam V’ Lifted Out of Water; Begins Routine Major Refit

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Captain Michael Johnson sent this photo with a note: “I always think of the Sunbeam as being a decent sized vessel, but she is dwarfed by Front Street Shipyard’s lift.” The Sunbeam is having a routine major refit. It is scheduled to be back in Mission service by Christmas 2019. Meanwhile,…

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Moving Day – The ‘Sunbeam’ Limitless Nooks and Crannies

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Anyone who has ever experienced the bliss of packing for a move from one house or apartment to another will understand this short email message from Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson: “Decommissioning has commenced.  Boats always amaze me with their limitless nooks and crannies.” Except for items needed for the run…

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Seacoast Mission Chooses Front Street Shipyard for ‘Sunbeam V’ Refit

BAR HARBOR, ME — The Maine Seacoast Mission has decided on Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, ME to complete the midlife refurbishment of the Mission’s 74-foot boat, Sunbeam V. Captain Michael Johnson expects the boat will be at Front Street Shipyard next month for the extensive refit. Capt. Mike Johnson said, “The Sunbeam’s last trip ends…

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