Whether you are building a highly sophisticated mega yacht or a tough-as-nails commercial vessel, Derecktor is the perfect choice for your project. From planning and design through engineering and construction, we have 66 years of experience ready and willing to meet and exceed the expectations of even the most demanding of owners.
We don’t just build a boat for you, we build a boat with you.
Few things are more personal that a yacht. It’s often the realization of a lifelong dream, and expression of the taste, individualism and personality of its owner.
At Derecktor, we know that a successful yacht is a collaboration between owner, designer, and builder. We work with you from planning and design through engineering and construction. We never forget that your input is the single most important factor in the ultimate outcome of the project. After the triumph of launching, we continue this partnership to ensure that all your expectations are met, if not exceeded.
For many, building a yacht is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. For others it’s an experience they will repeat. Either way, each of the select yacht projects we take on receive our intense focus and unlimited dedication. The end result is a yacht that is a great source of pride and satisfaction for all involved.
From the starting design to the finished product, thousands of hours and a wide range of expertise is required to construct a yacht’s complex structure.
Among shipyards, Derecktor stands out. Our in-house engineering staff is highly accomplished and works on all aspects of design. Our technical capabilities are excellent and continually enhanced by our commercial work, an environment that demands extremely high technical performance.
The skill and dedication of our craftsmen produce a yacht of quality and beauty. Our longevity in the business and quality reputation allow us to attract the best talent from all over the world, and they are busy training the next generation.
Most importantly, we have unwavering commitment and a passion for building excellent boats. We welcome the chance for your yacht to become the latest in a long line of superior vessels.
A great yacht begins with a great design.
In the ever-growing world of motoryachts, superyachts, megayachts, and just plain big yachts, there has been one thing plainly missing: An American shipyard able to match the best of Europe in producing yachts over 60 meters (200 ft.) in length. No more. Teaming with Azure Naval Architects, Derecktor introduces three new extraordinary yacht designs: the Derecktor 60, Derecktor 75 and the Derecktor 80.
In addition, the Marathon 90, an expeditionary Motor Yacht based on the Derecktor-built “Titania” is in the design stage at Derecktor’s Engineering department. And the Derecktor 44m Schooner is the next generation of modern sailing yacht design. It is a design collaboration between Derecktor and Persak & Wurmfeld, naval architects.
To further fuel your imagination, we are currently assembling a Design Gallery, with yacht designs from many world-renowned designers that we would love to build at Derecktor Shipyards. So please, check back soon!
Delivered on-time, constructed to high standards, and operating above and beyond contractual performance requirements – Derecktor-built vessels stand apart
Derecktor-built boats can be seen ferrying passengers and vehicles in comfort and safety in the unpredictable waters of south-central Alaska. Transporting Pilots to incoming ships in some of the busiest ports of the US. Patrolling our harbors to ensure their safety and security. Fishing New England’s coastal waters. Taxiing passengers to business and recreational locations in the hubs of New York City. Studying and sampling the fisheries in the Delaware River and Bay. Rescuing boaters in distress and securing our coastlines.
Each Derecktor-built commercial vessel is doing its job – with the speed, efficiency, noise level, wake-wash, and other vessel requirements met or exceeded. Our track record is outstanding.
From the beginning concept, through design & engineering, construction, sea trials and ultimately launch – Derecktor Shipyards ensures the successful and timely completion of each vessel built in our yards.
Derecktor engineers work with the commercial operator or government agency, helping to evaluate which vessel design best suits its application, based on passenger or cargo capacity, speed, length of route, prevailing sea conditions and operating parameters.
With our roster of projects ranging from a 32-ft. outboard police boat to a 235-ft. jet-driven high-speed ferry, Derecktor has experience with a full range of propulsion systems from a variety of manufacturers allowing for maximum customization of the vessel.
Our project management team is accustomed to working on complex projects, with stringent process requirements, ensuring the diligent adherence to communication and building schedules. Our efficiencies are enhanced by modular construction and pre-outfitting techniques, meaning faster delivery and reduced costs.
Finally, our craftsmanship is beyond compare. Our metalworkers have extensive experience with lightweight aluminum structures and custom fabrication, gained from building both commercial vessels and private yachts to the highest standards.
Derecktor commercial vessels can be built to meet any classification society requirements and all applicable government regulations. Visit our facilities for more details on our capabilities.