In Mamaroneck, NY in 1947, Robert E. Derecktor had a dream – to build the world’s best boats.
He started with a small waterfront shop and a handful of men. In time the business grew and designs, materials and boats changed. Through it all, the name Derecktor came to be synonymous with an uncompromising dedication to quality and outstanding workmanship. Over half a century later, Bob Derecktor’s legendary attention to detail and demand for perfection continues to set the tone for everyone in our shipyard.
Today, Derecktor Shipyards thrives under the skilled leadership of Bob’s son, Paul. Under his guidance, the finest craftsmen and skilled laborers transform aluminum, steel, wood, fiberglass, titanium and high-tech composites into the world’s finest custom sailing and motor yachts, high-speed ferries, and innovative workboats. With three impressive facilities spread across the eastern U.S. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Mamaroneck, NY and Georgetown, MN), Derecktor Shipyards has become the United States’ foremost leader in aluminum boat production and a worldwide leader in yacht and commercial construction, service, repair and refit.
At Derecktor, hands-on experience and hard work has always fostered ground-breaking innovation in the shipbuilding industry. Our extremely seasoned, knowledgeable workers are what set our boats apart. Generations of craftsmen have passed along their old-world skills, creating an atmosphere of dedication that is rare in today’s world.
We invite you to examine a Derecktor-built boat. Run your hand over the woodwork of an interior. Inspect the welding of a hull. When you experience this combination of craftmanship, technology and beauty, you’ll understand why our two yards are unique.