Belfast, ME, Shipyard May Build High-Speed Carbon-Fiber Ferries
December 17, 2015
Portland Press Herald: Front Street Shipyard in Belfast [Maine] and a Norwegian shipbuilder are close to completing a joint venture agreement that would make Front Street the only U.S. manufacturer of high-speed, carbon-fiber ferries, and bring 50 to 100 jobs to the midcoast area.
J.B. Turner, Front Street’s president, has signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a joint venture with Brødrene Aa, a shipyard in Norway that has been building high-speed, carbon-fiber ferries for several years. Under the agreement, Front Street would build the high-tech vessels in Belfast using the Norwegian company’s designs and expertise.