Staying the Course since 1947

It was an exciting time in America. The Second World War was over, and the country was eager to move on to the benefits of peacetime. Bob Derecktor, newly home from the Pacific, was as well. For him, that meant only one thing: building boats. And so, finding a spot right on the old Boston Post Road and Mamaroneck Harbor, he set to work. And the rest, as they say....

2016
Derecktor Acquires Robinhood Marine Center

March 7th 2016 was a big, no, a huge day in the long history of Robinhood Marine Center. For on that date, Robinhood became Derecktor/Robinhood and a new chapter in one of Maines’s great boatyards and marinas began.

2014
Spirit of the Sound

Spirit of the Sound (The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk officially christened its new research vessel Spirit of the Sound on September 26th.)

2013
Highlander

Highlander refit (1986 150’ Feadship motor-yacht, designed by John Bannenberg and built by de Vries in Holland for publisher Malcolm Forbes, lengthened to 164' and comprehensively refitted by Derecktor Florida)

2012
820 Metric Ton Mobile Boat Lift

Mobile Boat Lift in Florida - The lift will allow a minimum of eight mega-yachts to be blocked ashore at one time, more than doubling current capacity.

2010
Gulf Sentry & Cakewalk

Gulf Sentry - Completed 12 month major refit on the 85' Patrol Vessel for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission.

Cakewalk - Delivered the 85m Tim Heywood designed Superyacht – the largest private yacht built in the USA since 1930.

2009
Independence

Independence - Delivered the 38m Robert Allen designed Terminal Stand-by Tug for Boston Towing

2007
Independence

Independence - Delivered the 62' Robert Allan designed Fast Response Fireboat to the City of Philadelphia

2006
300/301, Warbaby Fox & Marine 5

300/301 - Delivered two 28' Nigel Gee & Associates designed Fast Patrol Boats to the NY State Militia

Warbaby Fox - Delivered the first of two 124' Nigel Gee & Associates designed Fast Ferries to the Government of Bermuda

Marine 5 - Delivered the 32' Nigel Gee & Associates designed Fireboat to the City of Branford

2005
Laura Beth, Robert Mangano & BLB 70

Laura Beth - Delivered the 82' Washburn & Doughty designed Lobster Boat to Shaftmaster

Robert Mangano - Delivered the 30' Nigel Gee & Associates designed Harbor Patrol Boat to the City of Bridgeport

BLB 70 - Delivered the 65' Navatek designed Hybrid Deep Vee Vessel to Navatek

2004
Whaling City Express & Fire Island Empress

Whaling City Express - Delivered the first of two 92' Crowther Design Fast Ferries to New England Fast Ferry

Fire Island Empress - Delivered the 71' Propulsion Data designed Passenger Ferry to Sayville Ferry

2003
Fairweather

Fairweather - Delivered the first of two 238' Nigel Gee & Associates designed Fast Ferries to the State of Alaska Highway System

2002
First State, First State & Mickey Murphy

First State - Delivered 57' Nigel Gee & Associates designed Fishery Research Vessel to the State of Delaware

America - Delivered the 85' Nigel Gee & Associates designed Freight Boat to Fire Island Ferries

Mickey Murphy - Delivered the first of six 53' Nigel Gee & Associates designed Fast Ferries for New York Water Taxi

2000
Zingaro, Flying Cloud & America

Zingaro - Delivered 112' Sparkman & Stephens designed World Cruising Sloop

Flying Cloud - Delivered the 41 meter Nigel Gee & Associates designed Fast Ferry to the Steamship Authority

America - Delivered the first of four 53' Camarc designed Fast Pilot Boats to the Sandy Hook Pilots in New Jersey

1998
Sceptre'd Isle & Patricia Olivia II

Sceptre'd Isle - Delivered the 63' Alden designed Cruising Cutter

Patricia Olivia II - Delivered 45 meter Nigel Gee & Associates designed Fast Ferry to Buquebus, Brazil - at 53 knots the fastest commercial vessel of its type in the world

1997
Shaman

Shaman - Delivered 88' Tripp designed Performance Cruising Sloop

1996
Finest, Valkyrie & Sleighride

Finest - Delivered the first of two 38 meter Nigel Gee & Associates designed Fast Ferries to New York Fast Ferry

Valkyrie - Delivered the 95' Sparkman & Stephens designed Auxiliary Sloop

Sleighride - Delivered the 77' Sparkman & Stephens designed Fast Day Sailor

 
 

1994
The Boat III & t/t Golden Odyssey

The Boat III - Delivered the 66' Tripp designed Sport Fisherman

t/t Golden Odyssey - Delivered the 30' Derecktor designed custom diesel water-jet tender to the mega-yacht

1993
Mit-Sea-Ah

Mit-Sea-Ah - Delivered 114' Sparkman & Stephens/Liebowitz designed Luxury Motor-Yacht

1991
Transition, Eyeball, Dillinger & Carrousel

Transition - Delivered the 74' Tom Fexas designed Express Cruiser

Eyeball - Delivered the 102' Diana designed water jet motor yacht

Dillinger - Delivered 74' Mulder designed composite waterjet High Speed Motor Yacht

 
Carrousel - Delivered the 58' Alden designed Traditional Cruising Yawl

1990
M/Gen Nathaniel Greene

M/Gen Nathaniel Greene - Launched the first in a series of six 128' Robert Derecktor designed Tug Boats for the U.S. Army

1989
Secret Affair & Lady Frances

Secret Affair - Delivered the 43' Bill Tripp designed IMS racing sloop

Lady Frances - Delivered 102' Sparkman & Stephens designed waterjet High Speed Motor Yacht

1988
Encore & Florida elevator expansion

Encore - Delivered the 73' Sparkman & Stephens designed IMS cruiser/racing sloop

Florida elevator expansion - The elevator was extended by 30' with the addition of two custom winches fabricated at the Rhode Island yard and the structural steel module built on-site in Florida. Capacity increased from 400 tons to 600 tons. First up: the brand new 167' Feadship

1987
Wavedancer (Grey Goose II)

Wavedancer (Grey Goose II) - Completed the 72' Robert Derecktor designed IMS sloop

1986
Stars & Stripes ’87, Spencer – WMEC 905, Q.E.D., Obsession & Alice Austen

Delivered the 12 meter Pedrick/Chance/Nelson racing yacht to Sail America which Dennis Conner sailed to victory in the 1987 America's Cup sailed off Freemantle, Australia

Spencer - WMEC 905 - Delivered the first of nine 270' cutters to the United States Coast Guard

Q.E.D. - Constructed the 50' Skip Gunnell designed Arneson Drive, High Speed Sport Powerboat with aluminum deep-vee and composite topsides/superstructure

Obsession - Delivered the 70' Sparkman & Stephens designed IOR mini-maxi ocean racer

Alice Austen - Delivered the first of two 207' Staten Island Ferry Boats for the NY Department of Transportation

1985
Unfurled

Unfurled - Delivered the 71' David Pedrick designed Performance Cruising Sloop

1984
Wicked Witch

Wicked Witch - Delivered the 66' Robert Derecktor designed High Speed Motor-Yacht

1983
Punta Barima & Boomerang

Punta Barima - Delivered the first of twelve 75' Fast Patrol Craft for the Venezuelan National Guard

Boomerang - Delivered the 81' German Frers designed IOR maxi ocean racing sloop

1980
PB Mk III

PB Mk III - Delivered three 65’ aluminum Navy Patrol Craft to the Philippines Navy

1979
Titania, Gloucesterman & Fire Island Clipper

Titania - Delivered the 88' Robert Derecktor designed cruising motor-yacht to Croyden Marine

Gloucesterman - Delivered the first of two 76' Gilbert designed steel stern dragger fishing vessels to the Parisi family - her sistership, Italian Gold, was delivered later in the year

 
 
Fire Island Clipper - Delivered the 75' Roper designed Ferry Boat to Sayville Ferry

1978
Volcano, Flying Goose, Easy Does It & Boomerang

Volcano - Delivered the 63' German Frers designed IOR cruiser/racing sloop

Flying Goose - Completed the 55' Robert Derecktor designed IOR sloop

Easy Does It - Delivered the 45' Avard Fuller designed aluminum motor cruiser

Boomerang 1 - Delivered the 64' Robert Derecktor designed IOR mini-maxi racing sloop

1977
Hoosier State & Jamaica

Hoosier State - Delivered the 46' Petchuel designed commercial tugboat to Great Lakes Dredging - shown here with yard manager Roger Morton at the wheel

Jamaica - Delivered the 110' Robert Derecktor designed head boat to Bogan's Marine

1975
America Jane, Greek Navy & CG 55101 – USCG Aids to Navigation Vessel

America Jane - Delivered the 39' Scott Kaufman designed IOR One Ton sloop

Greek Navy - Delivered the 75' Robert Derecktor designed aluminum power boat

CG 55101 - USCG Aids to Navigation Vessel - Delivered the first of twelve 58' Robert Derecktor designed vessels to the United States Coast Guard

1974
Ondine, Paramount, Ranger V, Thunderhead, Cirrus, Mariner & Helen H

Ondine - Delivered the 80' Britton Chance designed IOR maxi ocean racing ketch

Paramount - Delivered the 90' Robert Derecktor designed head boat to Bogan's Marine

Ranger V - Delivered the 120' Robert Derecktor designed head boat

Thunderhead - Delivered the 56' Sparkman & Stephens designed IOR racing sloop

Cirrus - Delivered the 90' Hargrave designed aluminum motoryacht

Mariner - Delivered the Britton Chance designed 12 meter racing sloop to King's Point for the America's Cup defender series

Helen H - Delivered the 90’ Robert Derecktor designed all-aluminum head-boat to Huckemeyer – this vessel is still in daily service!

 

1973
Exact & Salty Goose

Exact - Delivered the 71' Don O'Keeffe designed motor-yacht

Salty Goose - Completed the 54' Derecktor designed IOR racing sloop for Bob Derecktor and Wally Frank in which they represented the USA as a member of the 1973 Admiral's Cup Team in Cowes, England.

1972
Inverness & Fair American

Inverness - Delivered the 58' Robert Derecktor designed motor-yacht

Fair American - Delivered the 30' Etchells designed IOR one tonner racing sloop

1971
Hoodwink, Equation & La Forza del Destino

Hoodwink - Delivered the 60' Krogen designed motor yacht

Equation - Delivered the 61' Britton Chance designed ocean racing yawl

La Forza del Destino - Delivered the 51' Gary Mull designed IOR racing sloop

1970
Valiant & Exact

Valiant - Delivered the 12 meter Sparkman and Stephens designed racing sloop to the Cup Syndicate - the last wooden twelve and a contender in 1970 and 74. Photo credit: Stanley Rosenfeld

Exact - Delivered the 69' Robert Derecktor / Don O'Keeffe designed auxiliary motoryacht

1969
Salty Tiger, Harper’s Ferry & Jim Hawkins

Salty Tiger - Delivered the 47' Robert Derecktor designed ocean racing yawl

Harper's Ferry - Delivered the 47' Robert Derecktor designed wooden motor-sailor. Photo credit: Peter Barlow

Jim Hawkins - Delivered the 61' Robert Derecktor / Avard Fuller designed motorsailor

1966
Lt. Carol Walker & Gosling

Lt. Carol Walker - Delivered the first of four 53' Rhodes designed steel Patrol Launches to the New York City Police Department

Gosling - Constructed the 15' Robert Derecktor designed wooden sloop. This rugged little boat enjoyed a long sailing career before being re-purposed as a launch and tug-boat in the Florida yard.

 
 

1965
Palawan III, Namis, Katama, Wild Goose, Circe & Kittiwake

Palawan III - Delivered the 58' Sparkman and Stevens designed sloop. Photo credit: Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum

Namis - Delivered the 42' Sparkman & Stevens designed aluminum sloop. Photo credit - Morris Rosenfeld

Katama - Delivered the 42' Sparkman & Stevens designed aluminum yawl

Wild Goose - Completed the 42' Robert Derecktor designed wooden sloop

Circe - Delivered the 65' Sparkman & Stephens designed ketch

Kittiwake - Delivered the 48' Alan Gurney designed yawl

1964
Carillon

Carillon - 48' Sparkman & Stephens designed cruiser racer, built in aluminum. Winner of Class B in the 1964 Bermuda Race

1962
Figaro IV & Georgette

Figaro IV - Delivered the 51' Robert Derecktor designed wooden sloop which represented the USA in the 1967 Admiral's Cup in Cowes, England

Georgette - Delivered the 55' Alden designed wooden sportfisherman

 

1960
Grey Goose

Grey Goose - Constructed the 36' Robert Derecktor designed yawl

 

1958
Windrose

Windrose (48' Sparkman & Stephens yawl built in double-planked Honduras mahogany for Jakob Isbrandsen and delivered in 1958)

1957
Antilles

Antilles - Delivered the 46' Sparkman & Stephens designed ketch

1955
Gulfstream 36

Gulfstream 36 - Delivered the 36' Sparkman & Stevens designed wooden sloop

 

1954
Fidelia

Fidelia - Delivered the 30' Robert Derecktor designed wooden sloop

1950
Private Catalano

Private Catalano - Delivered the first of three Robert Derecktor-designed 50' patrol boats to the NYPD Harbor Unit

1949
Gulfstream 30

Gulfstream 30 - Delivered the first in a series of 30' Sparkman & Stevens designed wooden sloops

1947
Founded in 1947

Founded in 1947 - In Mamaroneck, New York.