DANIA BEACH, FL – Derecktor Shipyards continues to bolster its Florida-based superyacht service enterprise with top talent and state-of-the-art technology.
Derik Wagner recently joined the team as Director of Sales, bringing with him more than 20 years of global sales, business development and management experience. In his new role, Wagner will lead the Derecktor Florida sales team from Derecktor’s legendary Dania Beach superyacht facility as the company prepares to bring its new Fort Pierce location online this summer.
“Our company is growing and fortunate to hire someone of Derik’s caliber,” Paul Derecktor, President of Derecktor Shipyards, said. “We are confident in his ability to lead our sales team as we expand into the megayacht and large sailing yacht market.”
Prior to joining Derecktor, Wagner spent more than 15 years in the superyacht industry leading global sales and business development. He successfully positioned MTN Satellite Communications, as the go-to broadband company, thus providing the world’s largest superyachts with internet and satellite communication solutions.
As a member of MTN’s executive team, Wagner helped package and sell MTN to EMC, Emerging Market Communications. Following a successful acquisition, Wagner went on to start a consulting firm, Wagner & Associates, providing technical and business development consultancy to superyachts and companies within the superyacht industry. He expanded his portfolio of services to into cyber security through Digital Wave, a company dedicated to securely protecting and connecting the critical assets of ultra-high net worth individuals and their superyachts, private jets, estates, and businesses.
In 2019, Wagner joined Global Yachting Group as Managing Director of Pinmar USA, Inc. where he led management and commercial development for the company’s US-based enterprises. During this time, he helped strategically expand Pinmar’s operations in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Riviera Beach, FL; and Savannah, GA; in an effort to better to support the largest yachts visiting US waters for refit.
Throughout his career, Wagner has served in various leadership roles within the superyacht industry’s most prestigious professional societies, to include International Superyacht Society, US Superyacht Association and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida.
Now a member of Derecktor’s executive team, Wagner is looking forward to welcoming the global fleet of yachts to Derecktor Florida where they will experience the highest quality of yacht craftsmanship whether visiting Dania Beach or Fort Pierce.
“Derecktor is a well-respected name within the superyacht industry, most recognized for integrity and quality workmanship,” Wagner said. “It’s an honor to lead the sales team as we introduce the new Fort Pierce yard and our 1,500-ton mobile boat hoist to the world. With Dania Beach and Fort Pierce operating in unison, we are positioning Derecktor as the go-to service destination for the world’s largest motor and sailing yachts.”
Established in 1947, Derecktor Shipyards has since become renowned for excellence in the construction, repair and refit of yachts, workboats, military ships and hybrid vessels. Today, four Derecktor facilities span the Eastern Seaboard of the US, offering everything from marina space and routine maintenance to major refit and megayacht construction.