DANIA BEACH, FL – Clean water is vital to South Florida’s thriving marine industry. There is a direct link between Florida’s water quality and the marine industry, making clean water essential to the livelihood and well-being of communities.
Derecktor Dania, South Florida’s most complete superyacht repair facility, has been recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Clean Boating Partnership as a Florida Clean & Resilient Boatyard.
By becoming a designated Clean & Resilient Boatyard, Derecktor Dania has pledged to maintain and improve the state’s waterways by reducing or eliminating the release of harmful substances and phasing out practices that can damage aquatic environments.
“This is a significant achievement for Derecktor Dania. As an industry leader it’s important we lead by example when it comes to environmental stewardship,” Ken Imondi, Chief Operating Officer at Derecktor, said. “I’m proud of our team for all the hard work involved in becoming a clean facility and implementing best management practices. This commitment to making a difference in Florida’s conservation efforts displays exemplary environmental stewardship by Derecktor Dania.”
The Florida Clean Marina Program (CMP) is a voluntary, partnership-driven initiative that encourages marina facilities to incorporate environmental best management practices (BMP) exceeding regulatory requirements. Aligning with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s strategic goals, CMP aims to create partnerships with local communities and businesses to protect natural resources and promote economic growth.
To achieve this goal, CMP assists facilities throughout the state with incorporating BMPs into their operating procedures, provides compliance assistance, supplies education on storm readiness through the Clean and Resilient Program, and aims to designate every marina, boatyard and marine retailer possible. The program also encourages the provision of services such as sewage pumpout stations, recycling, and proper disposal of hazardous materials to ensure a sustainable future for our marine and freshwater environments.
To obtain CMP designation, facilities must follow all regulatory requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, maintain environmentally responsible business practices and implement the provided BMPs. These BMPs address critical environmental issues such as sensitive habitats, waste management, stormwater control, spill prevention and emergency preparedness.
For more information about the Florida Clean Marina Program, visit https://floridadep.gov/rcp/clean-marina.
Founded in 1947, Derecktor Shipyards has since become a worldwide leader for excellence in the construction, repair and refit of yachts, commercial and military vessels. Today, four Derecktor facilities span the East coast of the U.S. from Maine to South Florida, offering vessel owners and operators everything from marina space to megayacht construction. For more information about Derecktor Shipyards, visit www.derecktor.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.