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Diversity Drives Derecktor

Derecktor is a diverse boatbuilding has a top speed of 15 knots and boasts organization, with a multitude of yards 300-sq.-ft. of open cargo space, 100-sq.- “There is ever growing enthusiasm for green solu- and long experience building hundreds ft. of covered space and 140-sq.-ft. of of yachts, workboats and military craft. walk-in refrigerated space. Total capac- tions in commercial vessels and we anticipate signing

Its shipyards today include: ity is an impressive 12,000 pounds of a contract for a fourth hybrid shortly.” • Robert E. Derecktor: The com- cargo or the equivalent of three to ? ve pany headquarters located 25 miles full truckloads, according to Harbor north of Manhattan in Mamaroneck, NY, Harvest founder Bob Kunkel.

Paul Derecktor, and the original Derecktor yard. Today, In looking for opportunities for future the site remains as the company’s new growth, Derecktor doesn’t have to look

President and Chairman of the Board. construction base, and it also provides far. “The NY harbor ? eet, and ferries in repair services for a variety of yachts and particular, will continue to provide work commercial craft. as the ? eet grows and diversi? es,” he • Derecktor Robinhood: Located est and most unique shipyard. It will be hybrid shortly. We are also currently re- said. “We are also now established as a the ? rst U.S. shipyard designed speci? - in Riggs Cove, Maine, Derecktor Rob- powering multiple ferries operating in leader in the commercial hybrid market inhood is a full-service yacht yard and cally for megayachts – power and sail NY Harbor, and the demand from this and anticipate building on that with or- vessels over 200 feet and 900 tons. It market remains strong and ongoing.” marina, offering summer slips and moor- ders for new and more varied vessels.” ings, winter storage, yacht sales, Spartan will boast the world’s largest mobile lift. The third in a series of 65-ft. aluminum

Capturing this business means con-

A recent, signi? cant project culmi- catamarans built by Derecktor and pow-

Marine Hardware, Riggs Cove House- tinual investment, and in this regard nated in the launch of the Captain Ben ered by BAE Systems hybrid technol- boat Rentals along with the popular Os- Derecktor has a solid plan to continually

Moore, a Hybrid Cargo Catamaran. “We ogy, the vessel was built for Harbor Har- prey Restaurant. improve its facilities.

have launched the third of our hybrid vest, a Norwalk, Conn., based company • Derecktor Dania: A South Flor- “Along with development of a new set on changing the way fresh produce megayacht facility in Ft. Pierce Florida, ida large-yacht repair facility, Derecktor catamarans and had a tremendous re-

Florida celebrated its 50th year in 2017. sponse” both inside and outside of the and foods are transported around metro we are undertaking an improvement/

The yard caters to many of the world’s industry, said Paul Derecktor, President areas. Once in service, the boat will expansion program in NY to meet the most impressive power and sailing and Chairman of the Board. “There is carry goods from family farms and small growing demands of the market, both in ever growing enthusiasm for green so- yachts in need of repairs, storage or ma- producers in the region across Long repair and overhaul for the NY harbor lutions in commercial vessels and we Island Sound, relieving traf? c conges- jor re? ts. ? eet, and in the hybrid platform we have • Derecktor Ft. Pierce: Our new- anticipate signing a contract for a fourth tion and reducing emissions. The vessel pioneered,” said Derecktor. 46 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • AUGUST 2019

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