March 23, 2016
For Immediate Release
Robinhood Marine Center, a historic marina in Georgetown, has new owners following its sale to a partnership.
Robinhood Marine Center was sold March 7 to Derecktor Maine, a partnership of Paul Derecktor, John Koenig and Derecktor Shipyards. Both Paul Derecktor and John Koenig have deep experience in the yachting and boatyard industry. The facility will be renamed Derecktor/Robinhood. The purchase price was not disclosed
Derecktor Maine hired Neil Collins as general manager. Collins spent the past 10 years at Maine Yacht Center in Portland.
Since 1981, the marina, www.robinhoodmarineceneter.com, had been owned by Andy Vavolitis, who was looking to turn operations over to experienced boatyard people, according to a news release from LandVest, the real estate company that brokered the sale. The deal includes the Osprey restaurant, an on-site library, museum, general store, more than 17,000 square feet of storage, and 77 slips.
Derecktor Shipyard, derecktor.com, was established by legendary boat builder Robert E. Derecktor in 1947 and has become known worldwide for building a wide range of innovative and technically demanding vessels, from swift Americas Cup defenders to sturdy and reliable commercial workboats. Today, under the guidance of Bobs son, Paul Derecktor operates two impressive facilities: Derecktor – New York in Mamaroneck, NY and Derecktor – Florida in Dania Beach, FL. Derecktor is known as an international leader in custom yacht and commercial construction in addition to providing full service, repair and refit capabilities at each of its yards.
About John Koenig
John Koenig is a longtime friend and associate of Paul Derecktor. Together, they founded a high-speed ferry company in NY harbor, building two 36 meter catamaran at Derecktor NY. John subsequently ran the company, which carried commuters from Monmouth County NJ into Manhattan. He also owned and operated a marina and boatyard in Sandy Hook NJ until it was destroyed in Superstorm Sandy.
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