Front Street Shipyard Unveils 485-Ton Boat Lift

The new boat lift (center) at Front Street shipyard can handle yachts up to 450 tons.
The new boat lift (center) at Front Street Shipyard can handle yachts up to 450 tons.

Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, Maine, unveiled its new 485-ton yacht hoist, which can handle superyachts.

The lift is the largest hoist in the Northeastern United States, and will help position Maine as a new destination for megayachts to receive service and refits, according to the trade group Maine Built Boats.

Video of the mega-hoist in action.

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