Evolved out of freehand sketches by Ward Setzer, the new designs evoke the spirit of familiar American styled yachts across a range from 28 to 70m.

"We were partly inspired by the design conversations that came out of last year's American Superyacht Forum in Las Vegas," Joshua Setzer said at FLIBS on Thursday morning as the show began. "We're working with Front Street Shipyard on a specific set for them as they're looking to attract clients for new build work."

Front Street Shipyard, based in Belfast, Maine, has a massively increased presence at the show this year with one of the loftiest and most visible booths in the Yacht Builders Tent. The new concepts are on prominent display in a high traffic area as the yard promotes its recent infrastructural investments in a new lift and expanded sheds.

"These new designs are intended for the next generation of American yacht owners," Setzer said. "The series honours the past while redefining several long-standing categories like sport fishers and raised pilothouses. Front Street Shipyard is the ideal home for these new projects."


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