BELFAST — A new shipyard under construction in Belfast should create jobs and help revive the community’s working waterfront.

Front Street Shipyard has already demolished the crumbling and long-abandoned Stinson Seafood sardine processing plant.

Front Street eventually hopes to open a comprehensive boat repair, retrofitting and shipbuilding operation. The Bangor Daily News says it would be capable of servicing everything from smaller recreational or fishing vessels to commercial boats and mega-yachts.

Front Street’s J.B. Turner says coming to Belfast has been a fantastic experience.

Turner says the new yard currently employs about a dozen people, but could employ between 100 and 150 within five years.