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American shipyard Derecktor took delivery of the world’s largest mobile boat hoist on 20th January 2021 at its new facility in Fort Pierce, Florida. The lift marks a significant milestone for the superyacht refit industry in America.
Construction is well underway on Derecktor’s newest shipyard at Fort Pierce. The conversion project of this century-old Port will bolster Derecktor’s offering with another world-class repair and refit facility to service the global superyacht fleet.
Derecktor Fort Pierce has received Army Corps approval, breaking major ground in the quest to become a full-service superyacht repair and refit facility in America’s southeast coast.
Paul Derecktor, President and Chairman of Derecktor Shipyards has issued an update on operations as US businesses adapt to ensure safety and stability in face of the coronavirus pandemic. The statement emphasised Derecktor’s innovation as a key to delivering success in this environment.
In the search for a superyacht which encapsulates the often contradictory elements of long-range exploration, performance, aesthetic excellence and a luxurious layout, look no further than Trinity Yachts’ 2010 build, M/Y Skyfall. Extensively refit in 2018, Skyfall’s plethora of amenities and eye-catching appearance offer the ultimate summer charter opportunity for those looking to escape for sunnier shores.
As is typical from such a busy and eventful show season, we are only just recovering from the excitement that was Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as it appears Antigua Charter Show is just around the corner. With that in mind, we took a look at our top three must-see yachts attending this year’s show.
The sun has set on the final evening of FLIBS, but news from the biggest names in shipbuilding continues to pour in thick and fast. After a year and a half of anticipation, American refit yard Derecktor has announced the official opening of its new facilities in Fort Pierce, as of November 1.
Since establishing as a small shop in 1947, Derecktor has always had the aim of competing with the best in the yachting industry, adopting an uncompromising approach. Now in 2019, the shipyard is on a pathway to establishing the US as a first choice refit destination, taking on larger projects. Director of Business Development, James Brewer, spoke to Superyachts.com at MYS 19 to outline these plans.
This week we heard exciting news from across the pond as Derecktor Shipyard announced it will be upgrading hoisting facilities to lift larger and longer superyachts in its Dania Beach yard on America’s East Coast. We took the opportunity to catch up with James Brewer, Head of Business Development at Derecktor, to find out what this means for the renowned refit yard and touch upon what Derecktor has in store for the upcoming months.
One of the most eagerly anticipated shows of the year, Palm Beach International Boat Show merges stylish vessels and stand-out events. Superyachts.com have created a comprehensive guide of this year’s exhibitors...
Currently available for charter with Burgess, 85.6m Aquila is the largest boat to take to American waters since the 1930s. As if this legacy wasn’t intriguing enough, she also happens to be one of the most distinguished boats on the market.
Cakewalk is world renowned as the largest American-made superyacht since the 1930s; however, after her sale and subsequent refit, Cakewalk entered a new era as Aquila. Quickly transformed into one of the finest charter yachts on the water today, we take a look at the new lease of life on board.
The Pendennis Shipyard in Cornwall has announced the rebirth of the 85.6 metre superyacht Cakewalk after an extensive one-year refit programme. Now renamed Aquila, the exciting new project has now been re-delivered and will return to the charter market with refit managers and global brokerage house Burgess.