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2021 January February Marina World

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MARINA YARD PAVILION

MARINA YARD PAVILION FIRST PORT OF CALL FOR MARINA PROFESSIONALS 16 17 18 NOVEMBER 2021 RAI AMSTERDAM The Marina & Yard Pavilion is one of the three specialised pavilions at the METSTRADE Show; the world’s largest marine equipment trade show. The pavilion is the first port of call for marina professionals which brings together the world’s largest concentration of exhibitors from the marina & yard industry. METSTRADE FEATURES ORGANISED BY POWERED BY MEMBER OF OFFICIAL METSTRADE MAGAZINE OFFICIAL SYP MAGAZINE OFFICIAL MYP MAGAZINE

SUPERYACHT FACILITIES Derecktor Ft Pierce, when constructed, will offer wide-ranging services and feature a 1,500-ton mobile boat hoist. New port of call for superyacht fleet Fort Pierce, Florida, USA will soon be a major port of call for the global fleet of megayachts and large sailing yachts. Nestled inside Fort Pierce Inlet, Derecktor Ft Pierce is set to be the east coast’s next great shipyard, offering deep-water (28ft/8m) and unobstructed overhead access to the Atlantic Ocean. Located 90nm north of Fort Lauderdale, the new facility is conveniently located near South Florida’s diverse network of highly skilled tradespeople, as well as regional and international airports. In 2019, Derecktor Shipyards entered into a 75-year lease agreement with St Lucie County to redevelop the centuryold port. After a lengthy permitting and review process from federal, state and local government agencies, Derecktor was granted approval to move forward with the project in November 2020. Phase one of construction began in December 2020 and includes the excavation and development of the haul-out basin where Derecktor’s 1,500-ton mobile boat hoist – the largest in the world – will operate. Shoreline Foundation, Inc., a South Florida-based premier speciality One of four Derecktor facilities on the eastern seaboard of the USA, Derecktor Dania is one of Florida’s top refit yards. marine, heavy highway and deep foundation construction company, was contracted to build this critical piece of infrastructure. Engineering design and regulatory permitting was led by Cummins Cederberg Coastal & Marine Engineering, a leading engineering firm specialising in marine structures and environmental consulting. Construction of the haul-out basin, utility loop, bulkhead repairs and workshop are scheduled to be completed by May 2021. Assembly of the 1,500-ton mobile boat hoist will take place concurrently with development of the 12.5 acre (5ha) facility, with hauling operations scheduled to begin in spring 2021. Standing 85ft (26m) high, 75ft (23m) wide, 120ft (37m) long and weighing 738 tons, the MBH 1500 machine, manufactured by Italian company Cimolai Technology, will be the centrepiece of the new shipyard, and once fully operational, will provide an economic boon for Fort Pierce and St Lucie County. In five years, Derecktor Ft Pierce expects to generate nearly 900 direct and indirect jobs with an economic output of 5 million. “This yard lets us bring in a whole new range of boats. It’s a new market for us and, in large part, a new market for the US. We see great things ahead for Derecktor, for Fort Pierce and for the people of St Lucie County,” said Derecktor Shipyards president Paul Derecktor. “We can’t wait to get the yard up and running and show the yachting world what Derecktor Ft Pierce and the Treasure Coast have to offer.” Founded in 1947, Derecktor Shipyards has become a worldwide leader for excellence in the construction, repair and refit of yachts, commercial and military vessels. Today, four Derecktor facilities span the eastern seaboard of the USA from Maine to South Florida, offering vessel owners and operators everything from marina space to megayacht construction. www.marinaworld.com – January/February 2021 17

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