Derecktor Florida: Hilarium refit completed – on time, on budget
“We recently finished a complete re-power and complete paint job of motor yacht Hilarium at Derecktor Shipyard of Florida. Hilarium is a 1984 137 foot Hakvoort built in Holland. She had original engines (12V396’s) in her and we replaced them with MTU 16v2000’s. This was done by cutting a 7 x 7 foot hole in her starboard side for removal and installation. The new engine’s raw water pickups were on the front of the engines, opposite of the original engines. This meant all new copper nickel welded raw water plumbing. Also there was a fair amount of engine bed modifications to accommodate the new engine’s foot print. While all of this was going on the yacht was getting a complete exterior paint job. All of this work was completed and the yacht was back in owner service in less than four months. I am thoroughly convinced that this could not have happened at any other yard than Derecktor.Derecktor Shipyard is home to the small fleet of yachts that I am in trusted to look after. I would be more than happy to discuss this project or any other project in regards to Derecktor Shipyard at any time.”
Doug Coe, Captain
The 147′ Marco Polo expedition yacht Dorothea 3, built by Cheoy Lee in 2007, was the subject of a comprehensive refit at Derecktor of Florida which concluded in December 2012. Since then the vessel has been on a world cruise and Captain John Crupi has been kind enough to stay in touch so that we can vicariously tag along and enjoy the fun …
“All is well here on D3. We have departed Australia and have passed thru the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and are currently in route to Indonesia. We are putting on the miles, just over 18,000 last year and this year will top that for sure! I’ll be in Singapore the end of April ‘14, estimating Japan in late June and across to Alaska in July. After that it’s down hill to Panama and back to Ft Lauderdale in the spring of ’15. Jen and I had a great Aussie vacation. We took a month and saw all there is to see from Ayers Rock, the Reef, Outback etc. It’s been a wonderful year.” Captain John Crupi – email 3/13
“I wanted to let you know we are nearing 50,000 miles on the odometer since leaving the yard. Wow! We were sitting around thinking about how many countries we have visited as well as miles traveled. We counted twice and the number was 51! Anyway I just wanted to tell you and the rest of the team thank you. You have a lot to be proud of – I don’t think many boats rack up this sort of mileage and I attribute a lot of the success to Dereckor’s team. Keep in touch…currently 225 miles from Singapore!” Captain John Crupi – email 3/14
Derecktor – Florida: Community Involvement
April 5/6th saw the 18th Annual Plywood Boat Regatta. Forty teams of local students are provided 3 sheets of plywood, 5200 adhestive and Ty-raps and, with the help of a mentor from the marine industry, are expected to design and build a boat on the first day. On the second day the boats are launched and raced against each other. Our Jack Schneider mentored a team for the second year – Team Derecktor, competing in the advanced category, finished third in the racing and was judged overall winner of the event. A great showing!
Derecktor – Florida: Highlander Delivered
We are proud to have been a part of this project and look forward to a continuing relationship with the vessel. This iconic yacht is predicted to have a bright future in charter on both sides of the Atlantic and we wish her owners every success.
Derecktor Employees of the Quarter
Derecktor – Florida: Winter Update
The yard has been operating at capacity since January, with a record thirteen boats blocked ashore on February 26th. This increase in volume coincides with increased activity in the brokerage market, and an uptick in the number of refit tenders requested. We look forward to a busy summer.
Derecktor – New York: Winter Update
The yard is starting with the launch and commissioning of winter storage boats and the team is working though a back-log of significant repaiur and refit work.
We have lived through one of the worst winters in recent memory in the Northeast but look forward to a busy and productive spring and summer as yacht owners come out of hibernation!.