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From Hurricane Ravaged To World-Class Voyager

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors: Boats of the Year 2019  (page 40)

CHANTICLEER — one of the well-known Valiant 40s designed in the mid-1970s by Bob Perry as the world’s first performance cruiser — was berthed in Tortola when Hurricane Irma swept through in 2017. Sustained winds clocked at 185mph left many surrounding boats capsized or stacked on land. Chanticleer ended up losing her rig just above the gooseneck — a blow likely from flying debris.

Several weeks later, arrangements were made to transport the boat home to have Kittery Point Yacht Yard, with which the owners had a longstanding relationship, handle the re-fit. Chanticleer arrived mid-December. The owners were hugely relieved to see her! She was off-loaded and tucked into a heated bay for the beginning of a significant 11-month refit. KPYY installed a new mast and boom, standing/running rigging, sails, chainplates, bow pulpit, lifelines, stanchions, and portlights, and painted the topsides.

With upcoming long-range cruising plans, the owners took the opportunity to make additional upgrades. KPYY installed a hard dodger and custom arch, both with solar panels. They installed a water-maker, reconfigured the battery bank, and replaced the refrigeration system, plumbing, wiring, and thru-hulls. A local canvas maker, Back Channel Canvas, installed all-new canvas.

The results? Chanticleer looks better, greener, and more robust than ever — ready for a voyage to far-away places.

2018 Boaters’ Choice Marina

We are excited to share that Kittery Point Yacht Yard was named a 2018 Boaters’ Choice marina by Marinas.com!  Thanks to your patronage and positive feedback, we are among the top 2% of US marinas listed on Marinas.com.  Thank you for your support throughout 2018 – we can’t wait to see what 2019 has to bring!

 

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Simple Elegance in a Holland 32

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors: Boats of the Year 2018  (page B35)

A year ago, a customer considered making the move from a small classic sailboat into a lobster-style powerboat.  Once a stern mate for a lobsterman, he wanted a boat that reflected his vision of tradition – a flawless finish and the warm elegance of a wooden boat inside the cabin – combined with low exterior maintenance.

The project was to be a surprise for his wife.  Striking out in the used-boat market, he explored new builds.  Glenn Holland’s 32 was a great match due to its timeless design, size, and pedigree.

Kittery Point Yacht Yard received the hull and house kit from Holland, then designed and finished the boat.  It was outfitted with a Yanmar 8LV 370 HP diesel engine and ZF 220 transmission.  For a Holland 32, this combination is a first, selected because the weight-to-HP ratio and RPM range is similar to big-block gas V-8’s typically found in these boats.  Sea trials of the boat, christened Lady Erin, were impressive, quietly cruising at 16 knots and opening wide at 30 knots.

“Vision with a passion for execution make perfection in your work,” said Kittery Point Yacht Yard President, Tom Allen.  “My team did a great job.  She is truly a one-of-a-kind Holland.”

KPYY was named 2017 Boatyard of the Year by the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association.

ABBRA Presents Annual Awards

“Gold Coast Yachts, of St Croix USVI, Kittery Point Yacht Yard of Kittery, Maine, and Susan Swanton, of Biddeford Maine were honored at ABBRA’s Annual Award Ceremony on January 24.

ABBRA’s 2017 Boatyard of the Year Award was given to Kittery Point Yacht Yard for demonstrating excellence in all facets of its company, through commitment to customer care, quality workmanship, best business practices, industry standards, professionalism, workforce development, and positive vendor relations . . . KPPY’s mission is to inspire a shared vision of excellence in their team. Their culture is defined by the values of teamwork and unmatched workmanship, while creating long term customer relationships. They demonstrate care for their facilities, the environment and their communities with a focus on preserving the working waterfront. They strive to exceed industry standards and to be recognized as one of the industry’s finest….” Read More

Kittery Point Yacht Yard Wins ABBRA Award with Ground Breaking Standards and Ever Growing Expectations

“Although Tom Allen described his journey to boatyard owner as “wayward,” his story is not an uncommon one in this business. Successful businessman who has always loved boats is done with the business world and buys a boatyard or marina. After an 18-year career in the financial services industry, Allen had “been there, done that” and was looking for a new opportunity. His neighborhood boatyard was struggling, and it was the perfect opportunity. “I didn’t want to see it change its current use, because that’s what often happens and a community loses another part of its history and identity,” Allen said…” Read More

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