Sunday, November 15, 2015

J/160 AVATAR Cruising to Caribbean!

J/160 Avatar sailing to Caribbean (Belfast, Maine)- The J-160 AVATAR is now going back into the water on Halloween weekend after and extensive four-month refit performed by Front Street Shipyard (, in Belfast, Maine.

According to her proud owner, Alan Fougere and family, “we are back sailing our J/160 AVATAR.  She will be in the Caribbean for winter 2015/ 2016.

For four months, the refit work included new galley counters, new rudder bearings, carbon fiber wheel, navigation station upgrades, including new Raymarine Networked Electronics, Broadband Satellite Communication, navigation computers with integrated AIS systems with proximity alarms.  Work was concluded on time and on budget by Front Street Shipyard supervised by JB Turner.  The high quality and detail of the work performed by Front Street Shipyard was terrific!  Their knowledge about the construction and the hull and frame enhancements made by the yard will help to keep AVATAR sailing her 4000 Nm/year for another 20 years or more.

Next stop?  AVATAR will transit back to her winter home at Proper Yachts, St. John US Virgin Islands in mid November!”