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Derecktor Ft Pierce Becomes First Shipyard Designed For 200-Foot 900-Ton Fleet

By Rob Bowman | Posted On Oct 22, 2020
Updated On Mar 23, 2022

The new Derecktor Shipyard in Ft. Pierce, Florida is now taking reservations from megayacht owners around the world. Derecktor Ft. Pierce is the very first shipyard in America designed and built specifically for megayachts, superyachts, and large motor yachts. Offering full service, repairs, re-fits, and new construction, the facility's location is conveniently located right inside the Fort Pierce inlet and only 3 nautical miles from the Atlantic Ocean. "DFP", as its called, offers 28-foot deep-water access and has no overhead obstructions. DFP is built with the 200 foot, 900 ton, and up fleet in mind.

Derecktor's motto is "No Job Too Big" and the Ft. Pierce shipyard is proving to live up to it. Other notable features include:

  • Newly re-fitted building that houses machine, wood, electrical, and pipe shops
  • Ample storage and repair space
  • Coming soon will be the world's largest mobile hoist at 1,500 tons (early 2021)
  • Coming soon is a planned 5,000 ton drydock with incredible flexibility and hauling capacity
  • More than 1,000 feet of protected dockage with in-water services

Seen below: "Titania" a 73-meter Lurssen Yacht cruises out of Ft. Pierce.

titania lurssen yacht

In case you were wondering, 1,500 tons is approximately 4.5 million pounds which is equivalent to a fully-fueled space shuttle!

United Professional Yacht Broker Christopher Cooke is a CPYB member, holds his 100-gross ton Captain's license, and believes the Derecktor Shipyard opening in Ft. Pierce will be a good thing for the yachting community. "Having a mobile hoist that can handle 1,500 tons is huge for the megayacht world," said Christopher. "You have a big influx of yachts in the winter that head down the coast to the Caribbean and this gives captains a convenient place in the U.S. to get any needed work. It's also great for the community in terms of bringing more jobs to the area." Christopher also recently sold Global earlier in 2020, a 220-foot marine expedition mothership.

Seen below: The Derecktor Shipyard in Ft. Pierce offers easy access to the ocean.

derecktor shipyard ft. pierce at sunset

Repair services are extensive at Derecktor Ft. Pierce and include everything from metal repair to pipe fitting, and painting your yacht. The aluminum and steel welders are ABS & Lloyds certified and there is a full carpentry shop for joinery work. Repowering your Benetti Yacht? DFP offers full propulsion services including repower, alignment, and repair. If you're interested in learning more about Derecktor Ft. Pierce you can visit them online at: 

United Yacht Sales is the world's largest professional yacht brokerage firm with over 175 yacht brokers worldwide. Our team has the expertise to assist you in the sale or purchase of a boat or yacht, from 20 to over 200 feet. Our industry leading support team can help you strategically market your yacht for sale, while our closing team has decades of experience successfully completing deals of all sizes. Call our main headquarters today located in Stuart, Florida at (772) 463-3131. We look forward to earning your business!

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