Derecktor – Florida: Lazy Z refit completed
Derecktor Florida saw the departure of Lazy Z – 164′ Oceanco in mid-June after a lengthy refit. The scope of work included opening the hull to permit the removal of main engines and the installation of two new MTU 16V2000’s. The exterior of the vessel was also painted in its entirety by Chi Yacht Refinishing after an extensive remodeling of the Sundeck. The interior of the vessel was comprehensively refitted and the main salon stair-well was reconfigured. Other projects included the renewal of the HVAC system and the installation of a new black water treatment plant, in addition to other systems upgrades and maintenance. A class survey was also performed concurrently. The project was managed in a collaboration between the yard and the vessel’s knowledgeable and experienced crew and the aggressive time schedule was met. “I am very happy with the project that we completed in Derecktor’s” said Captain Tane Rewi, “thanks again to your team.” The vessel arrived in the Mediterranean after a fast Transatlantic crossing in time to meet her first commitment and she is presently completing the third trip of what promises to be a busy summer. Derecktor is proud to have been part of an ambitious project on Lazy Z and we wish the vessel every success in the coming charter season.
- Independence – 113′ Burger Motoryacht – After completing the structural work for a new swim platform M/Y Independence has undergone a significant transformation. Derecktor NY has designed and fabricated a 6′ long hydraulic ‘Beach Platform’. The Beach Platform operates from 4′ below the waterline to just above the water to provide an adjustable-height swim deck. It also can be used to lift the small RIB tender and stow it while underway. Derecktor NY also integrated a glass fish-viewing window that will allow the Owner’s children to feed the fish and watch them swim below the platform. Removable polished stainless steel staple rails provide safety and upgrade the classic styling of this Burger. A fresh Flag Blue AwlGrip paint job on the hull tops off this refit and really makes her look like a new yacht.
- Carillon – 48′ Derecktor Sailing Yacht – After a change in ownership, Carillon is undergoing a refreshing makeover. Projects such as teak veneer on the cabin sides, a new fuel tank, spar paint and topsides touch ups really do wonders for this beautiful yacht. Carillon is set to splash in August and we couldn’t be happier to see this beautiful yacht go for her first sail with her new Owner.
- Helm’s Away – 85′ Horizon Motoryacht – Another recent change in ownership brings this beautiful vessel to Derecktor NY. A new vessel name means that paint touch ups and a new name board are top priority. This project is particularly tricky due to previous failed attempts by others to color match the white paint. Derecktor NY was up to the challenge and the vessel’s Captain and new Owner are very pleased with the outcome. Derecktor NY is also assisting with some mechanical repairs and polished stainless steel seat pedestals.
- Larchmont Pier – Derecktor NY has developed a line of custom aluminum piers and the latest installation was recently completed at a private residence in Larchmont, NY. The 60′ marine grade aluminum pier was designed to be breathtaking and the results are both functional and beautiful. The pier design utilizes extruded plastic grating instead of typical wood plank decking – this provides maximum open area for the passage of rain, waves and sunlight. This is beneficial as it reduces the impact of storm waves on the pier and reduces the influence of the pier on the local ecosystems by allowing maximum sunlight to pass through. Custom LPE wood cap-rails and trim boards finish off this magnificent addition to the local waterfront. Derecktor NY also built custom storage benches that are as pleasant to sit on as they are to look at. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Derecktor – Florida: Strongest summer in a decade
Derecktor Florida is enjoying a very strong summer following on a productive first quarter. Summer is historically a slow season in Florida as customers cruise their vessels in other parts of the world to escape the heat and uncertain weather conditions that typically prevail. 2015 is proving to be different: a combination of long term projects carrying over from the first and second quarters, an uptick in the refit market, and a number of vessels choosing to stay in the USA have resulted in a full house for August and September.
Dorothea 3 (147′ Cheoy Lee), Tranquillity (137′ Amels), Minderella (188′ Feadship), BG ex-Charade (153′ Feadship) and Mirage (135′ Heesen) are all undergoing major refit work.Amanti (171′ Feadship) is hauled for the installation of zero-speed stabilizers and MITseaAH(150′ Pendennis) is up for running gear and rudder repairs. Carson (150′ Newcastle) is alongside for the completion of an in-water commissioning, and Libra III (157′ Trinity),Cracker Bay (147′ Hakvoort), Atomic (142′ Sunrise) and Chevy Toy (142′ Trinity) are under the shed undergoing a variety of projects. Legend (168′ Schweers), Lazy Z (164′ Oceanco) and Audacia (151′ Feadship) both recently left the yard at the conclusion of lengthy refit periods. Vessels committed for the coming weeks include Polly (135′ Alloy) for hull paint,Gallant Lady (168′ Feadship) for under-water works, Sorcha (152′ Northern) for mechanical maintenance and upgrades, and Northern Lights (132′ Westship) for underwater maintenance.
Certainly our market is influenced by many conditions over which we have no control. However, a resurgence of confidence in the US economy and the thawing of US relations with Cuba make new cruising grounds enticing. Also the lower cost of fuel and renewed interest amongst European owners to have their yachts visit the US are encouraging factors that generate some optimism for the immediate future. As an industry we must continue to offer good value and quality services in order to capitalize on these opportunities.
Derecktor – Florida: Employee of the Quarter
Derecktor Florida is pleased to announce Trevor Tyndall as our Employee of the Quarter. While visiting in Derecktor of Florida as an engineer on M/Y Odyssey, Trevor decided he wanted to work shore side. He had moved to Fort Lauderdale at thirteen after being born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Upon completing high school, Trevor purchased a 36′ Pearson sailing yacht and cruised the Caribbean for a few years before turning professional. He joined Derecktor in December, 2012 where he worked as a welder before joining the mechanical department. He has practiced every mechanical discipline from the simple pulling of propellers, shafts and bearings to complicated machinery alignment procedures.
Always eager to lend a hand, Trevor has become a key member of our mechanical team. A dependable team player who is willing to solve problems and work through challenges, Trevor Tyndall has earned our ‘Employee of the Quarter’ award.
Derecktor – Florida: Out with the Old – In with the New:
Derecktor Florida has ordered a new 200 ton capacity mobile boat hoist from Cimolai Technology in Italy to replace its two aging 150ton and 60ton Marine Travelifts. The custom-designed new equipment, slated for delivery in October, will operate on the existing piers. This lift is intended to provide cost-effective lifting options to our customers with vessels under 100 feet in length, and operate alongside our recently commissioned (2012) 900 ton unit. The Cimolai machine was chosen because of a combination of favorable cost and technical superiority over its competitors. This 200 ton equipment has a specification similar to that of our 900 ton lift – including four sets of slings and 360° steering. Derecktor will offer our local market an additional lifting option for smaller yachts and provide the brokerage community with another solution for fast turn-around buyer’s and condition surveys.
The existing Marine Travelifts, dating from 1983 and 1985, had provided excellent service to the shipyard for over thirty years, but both were nearing the end of their effective life cycle in a yacht environment. Both machines retained good residual value and have been sold to commercial facilities in other areas.