Ft. Pierce Visitor Info
General Yard Information
Business hours, call 772-595-9326
After hours, call 954-477-9063
The main office is open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The billable workday runs Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm with an unpaid lunch period between 12:00 and 12:30pm. Two 10-minute breaks, as mandated by law, occur at 10:00am and 2:30pm. Hours worked outside of these hours or on weekends will be billed as overtime at a premium rate.
The primary office telephone number is +1 772-595-9326. The receptionist will take messages for vessels and will hold them for pick up at the front desk. The company assumes no responsibility for any loss arising out of errors or non-receipt of such messages.
The primary facsimile number is +1 772-264-3899. The facsimile machine is located in the main office. The name of the vessel should be used as the identifying name for any incoming fax so that it can be routed properly. Fax messages will be held at the front desk for pick-up.
The yard’s general insurance covers only those items of equipment and property actually owned by the yard. Therefore, the vessel must maintain all insurances in full force and effect while in the yard and underwriters should be contacted prior to the vessel entering the yard to verify coverage. An insurance certificate identifying the yard’s liability and workmen’s compensation policies is available upon request. All sub-contractors are required to provide proof of liability insurance including SRLI, workmen’s compensation and/or USL&H insurance naming Derecktor as an additional insured before they start any work in the yard & they are required to check in at the office on a daily basis.
Certificates of Insurance should be faxed to 772-264-3899 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All US Postal Service outgoing mail is picked up from the main office at 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Postage is available in the office. All packages must be paid by cash or charged to the vessel’s crew purchase account. DHL Worldwide and UPS is available at Receiving in the South Building.
All incoming mail or packages must have the boat name on the mailing address and will be kept in the main office. Packages sent via UPS, FedEx & DHL are received at the Receiving desk. Derecktor is not responsible for tracking lost packages.
The shipping address is:
Derecktor Ft. Pierce LLC
101 Port Avenue
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 U.S.A.
Please coordinate vessel movements within the marina, and ingress/egress to and from the yard with your PM or the office.
Hand tools are personal property of the Derecktor Shipyard employees. We do not lend tools - Derecktor Shipyard’s insurance and the laws of the State of Florida do not permit boat owners, crews, sub-contractors or day workers to use any Derecktor Shipyards tools or operate any Derecktor Shipyards machinery, forklifts, scissor lifts, steel staging or mechanical doors. Inside work areas must be vacated by 4:00 pm daily unless prior arrangements are made.
Derecktor offers temporary storage in the form of rental 20’ and 40’ containers, arranged through the vessel’s project manager. Rates for storage are on the rate sheet.
Florida Law mandates a “No Smoking Policy”. This no smoking policy is in effect for all divisions, including the Derecktor main office, stockroom, purchasing, rest room areas, work bays, construction and storage sheds, cafeteria, and boats.
Hazardous Waste & Trash / Rubbish Disposal
Boat owners and crew are responsible for the correct disposal of all their rubbish, trash, and hazardous waste. Do not dispose of hazardous waste materials into the harbor, on land or down the drains. Bring all hazardous waste materials to the stockroom and the staff will advise concerning steps for proper disposal. Alert your Project Manager or the Security Guard immediately in the event of a spill.
Derecktor has provided blue collection containers for the safe disposal of all aerosol products in compliance with EPA Regulation 40 CRF 261.20-261.33. Containers are located:
Please see your Project Manager with questions.
Due to environmental regulations Derecktor does not undertake to fuel vessels in the facility. Fuel trucks will be permitted on the premises between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday, by prior arrangement, as a convenience to the Owner. Fuel must be put on board by an authorized crew member. The Owner is totally and inescapably responsible for any damage or clean up charges that result from an oil spill. The yard reserves the right to levy a surcharge on fuel deliveries to cover the cost of spill equipment and environmental requirements.
Please note: Florida is a zero-discharge state – it is an offense to pump black or grey waste water into Florida waters. Vessels blocked ashore may be plumbed to temporary black and/or grey water containment tanks upon request. Waste-water collected in these tanks will be periodically pumped into a tanker truck for disposal off-site in accordance with City and County ordinances. The vessel is responsible for all costs associated with collection and disposal of waste-water – this cost can be significant and it is suggested that vessels monitor their use of equipment (particularly laundry systems) while ashore.
Day Workers and Outside Contractors
Please check with your Project Manager prior to making arrangements with any outside contractor. All sub-contractors are required to provide proof of liability insurance including SRLI, workmen’s compensation and/or USL&H insurance naming Derecktor as an additional insured before they start any work in the yard & they are required to check in at the office on a daily basis.
For more information, please refer to our Subcontractor Insurance Requirements.
Derecktor recognizes that a vessel may require day labor to assist with tasks that typically fall within the scope of work undertaken by the crew. Responsibility for such day workers remains 100% with the vessel and each worker must either lodge proof of liability and medical insurance with the office or be signed on the vessel’s policy as a temporary crew member. Please check with the vessel’s underwriters for specific policies regarding day workers.
Derecktor reserves the right to levy a fee or commission on the invoice of any sub-contractor working on a vessel within the confines of the yard. Such commissions are typically 25% over an invoice of less than $5,000 and 18% over an invoice greater than $5,000. However, Derecktor does recognize that in some cases a vessel has existing relationships or contracts for which a commission or fee is not appropriate. Therefore, a review of all proposed subcontractors is performed prior to the yard period and the billing status of each agreed in advance. Also, the yard typically does not require a fee or commission for diesel services, audio visual or marine electronics services or certain interior outfitting services. Please check with the Project Manager before scheduling with any outside contractor.
Please use the North Gate to enter and leave the yard. Crew cars can be parked near the vessel within reason. Ample parking is available in the lot located across the street. Each vessel is provided two Parking Passes which allow two cars to be parked in the spaces located inside the north fence, vehicles bearing these passes will be permitted access to the working yard on an as-needed basis to load/unload – such access is permitted for 15 minutes only. Drivers entering the working yard must provide the Security Guard with a cell phone number for contact in the event that the vehicle needs to be moved.
Marine Publications / Chandlers
B-4 Yacht Services
1463 US-1, Fort Pierce, FL 34946
1106 US-1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
National Marine Suppliers
2800 SW 2nd Ave, Ft Lauderdale FL 33315
750 W Sunrise Blvd, Ft Laud. FL 33311
Yacht Management Companies
AYA – American Yacht Agents
Stuart, FL office
Wright Maritime Group
800 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Fairport Yacht Support
1535 SE 17th Street #208
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Crew Placement Companies
4512 N Flagler Dr Suite 204
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Overview of Basic Health and Safety Requirements
- Eyeglass Protection
- Comply with OSHA 1910.132-123
- All employees working on, nearby, or passing by grinding, cutting, sanding, welding, chemical mixing, battery work & paint.
- Respirator Use
- Complying with OSHA 1910.134
- All respirators will be stored in an airtight bag or container when not in use.
- Single strap dust masks are not permitted
- Comply with OSHA 1910.211-215
- Blades on equipment will not be left exposed after use.
- Lockout / Tag-out procedures are in effect when any piece of machinery, heavy equipment or overhead cranes and hoists are not in working order.
- All shop tools, machinery, heavy equipment, overhead cranes, hoists & scissor lifts will only be used/operated by Derecktor Shipyards designated personnel only.
- Derecktor Shipyards does not lend or lease tools, machinery, or heavy equipment.
- Comply with OSHA 1910.1021 (1) (6) through 1910.323.
- Comply with National Electric Code Articles 90 through 820.
- OSHA’s regulations are extensive; our policy is that any electrical work performed at our facility will be first reviewed by the Facilities Manager and performed by a FL licensed electrician.
- You must know where the first aid stations are in the areas that you are working.
- Local emergency telephone numbers must be posted at all telephones.
- 911 Calls only in extreme emergency situations
- Complying with OSHA 3130 (Bloodbourne Pathogens) where blood or bodily fluids are lost (such as vomit).
Fort Pierce Police Department
920 US-1, Fort Pierce FL 34950
St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office-Marine Division
4700 W Midway Road, Fort Pierce FL 34950
St. Lucie County Fire District – station 15
721 Avenue D, Fort Pierce FL 34950
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
1700 South 23rd Street, Fort Pierce FL 34950
Care Now Urgent Care
5550 S US-1, Fort Pierce FL 34950
Smooth Sailing Dental- Dr. Long & Shaw
1511 S. 25th Street, Fort Pierce FL 34986
Customs and Immigration
Vessel Clearance: 800-432-1216
Drug Alert: 800-232-5378
Hot Line: 800-973-2867
User Fee Decal: 954-356-7241
Hot Line: 800-368-5647
U.S. Coast Guard
Ft. Lauderdale: 954-927-1611
Miami Beach: 305-535-4368
Ft. Pierce: 561-844-6101
Hot Line: 800-368-5647
Florida Marine Patrol
All Florida: 800-342-5367
St. Lucie County: Local number
Indian River County: Local number
Palm Beach County: 561-624-6935
Dockside Inn & Resort
1136 Seaway Drive, Ft Pierce FL 34949
Hutchinson Island Plaza Hotel
1230 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Rhumcay Beach Resort
110 S Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Royal Inn Beach Hotel
222 Hernando Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Jensen Shores Resort & Spa
3793 NE Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Fairfield Inn & Suites
6502 Metal Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34945
1920 SW Fountainview Blvd., Port St Lucie, FL 34986
Hilton Garden Inn
8540 Commerce Drive, Port St Lucie FL 34986
Treasure Coast International Airport (FPR)
3000 Curtis King Blvd, Fort Pierce FL 34950
APP JetCenter- FBO
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando FL 32827
Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB)
1 Air Terminal Parkway, Melbourne FL 32901
Palm Beach International (PBI)
1000 James L. Turnage Boulevard, West Palm Beach FL 33415
Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International (FLL)
100 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale FL 33315
Fort Lauderdale Executive (FXE)
6000 NW 21st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL 33309
Miami International (MIA)
2100 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami FL 33126
Food & Dining
22 Fisherman’s Wharf- Ft Pierce FL 34950
Creative Seafood dishes
Harbor Cove Bar & Grill
1930 Harbortown Dr; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Waterfront-Fish n chips plus American Seafood options- great happy hour
825 Indian River Dr; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Breakfast spot also open for lunch
208 N 2nd St; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Mexican fusion-known for their tater tots
Thai Pepper Restaurant
224 Orange Ave; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Sushi & Asian
211 Avenue A; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Sushi & Thai
2000 N Indian River Dr; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Tillman’s Famous BBQ
101 Seaway Dr; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Comfort food- BBQ pit
822 Seaway Dr Ft Pierce FL 34950
Waterfront- open after 3pm- seafood & American
Wasabi Thai Sushi
217 Orange Ave; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Sunrise City Café
204 Orange Ave; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Peking Chinese Restaurant
1012 S US1; Ft Pierce FL 34950
La Haciendita Super Taqueria
3211 Orange Ave; Ft Pierce FL 34947
412 US1; Ft Pierce FL 34950
3900 Okeechobee Rd; Ft Pierce FL 34947
BBQ-drive thru available
1008 Seaway Dr; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Pizza and Italian dishes- delivers
1301 US1; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Mexican with full liquor bar
121 Tapas on the Water
850 S 21st St
Small plates & cocktails- waterfront
2nd Street Bistro *
122 N 2nd St; Ft Pierce FL 34950
American grill. DJ on Friday night, ladies night Thursday.
On the Edge
1136 Seaway Dr; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Waterfront pub, live music.
PP Cobb General Store
100 Avenue A #1C; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Breakfast and lunch
402 S 5th St; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Espresso and Cuban breakfast & Lunch
1640 Seaway Dr; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Waterfront grill- Sunday brunch, live music on weekends.
1920 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Casual waterfront dining, outdoor venue, live music nightly, Friday night DJ /dancing.
401 S Ocean Dr; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Burgers and outdoor live music nightly.
Pot Belli Deli Sandwich & Sub
101 US 1 #116; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Breakfast and lunch
The Braford Steakhouse
100 N 2nd St, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Steakhouse, fine dining
Rooster in the Garden
100 S 2nd St; Ft Pierce FL 34950
Brunch, lunch and dinner- sister to The Braford, casual setting.
1011 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce FL 34950
Breakfast, lunch, diner- open 24 hours.
Hurricane Grill & Wings
20107 Seaway Dr
Beach themed, known for spicy wings
Dixie Cream Donuts
3210 Orange Ave; Ft Pierce FL 34947
2517 S US1, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Robert Erneston Produce Inc.
630 SE Flagler Ave, Stuart FL 34994
High end provisioning service for yachts
526-A 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
735 North US #1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Nelson Family Farms
875 W Midway Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Health, Fitness, Sports, Entertainment
Indian Hills Golf Course
1600 S 3rd St, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Gator Trace Golf & Country Club
4302 Gator Trace Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
The Saints at Port St Lucie Golf Course
2601 SE Morningside Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
PGA Golf Club at PGA Village
1916 Perfect Dr, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
701 Orange Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
1367 NW, St Lucie W Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
One Yoga Planet
116 Avenue A suite a, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Island Girl Pilates
101 N. US #1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Shops and Services
1891 Old US Hwy 1; Ft Pierce FL 34946
1603 S US1; Ft Pierce FL 34946
2301 Okeechobee Rd; Ft Pierce FL 34947
Publix Pharmacy at Sabal Palm Plaza
2517 S Federal Hwy; Ft Pierce FL 34982
Roy’s Liquor & Fine Wines
720 S US-1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
100 S Ocean Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
St Lucie Inn
2101 N Old Dixie Hwy 34946
5880 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34947
5100 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34947
10720 SW Village Pkwy, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
Treasure Coast Square
3174 NW Federal Hwy, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Indian River Mall
6200 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966
Things To Do
St Andrews Episcopal Church
210 S Indian River Dr, Ft Pierce, FL 34950
Westside Baptist Church
3361 S Jenkins Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
First United Methodist Church
616 Orange Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Temple Beth El Israel
551 SW Bethany Dr. Port St. Lucie FL 34986 - 772-336-2424
Indian River Presbyterian Church
2499 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
St Anastasia Catholic Church
407 S 33rd St, Fort Pierce, FL 34947
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
2525 S 25th St, Fort Pierce, FL 34981