Derecktor Yachts 

Derecktor is one of the leading yacht building companies in the United States. It was formally established in 1947 and engaged in a broad range of specialised activities including construction, repair and maintenance and refit of high-end motor yachts, sailing yacht and pleasure boats. For more than 60 years, the company has been doing business with individual yacht owners, private companies and organisations as well as the military and other government agencies. Derecktor Shipyards was founded by Robert E. Derecktor, and it was under his stewardship that the company was able to plant the seeds that would eventually lead the company to its enviable position today. Derecktor started the business with just a handful of employees and operated as a fledgling waterfront shop. Derecktor expertly steered the company as it slowly built its competency and capabilities until it became a leading and trusted player in the motor yacht design and construction segments. There is a selection of Derecktor charter yachts for you to view below, however, for more information and a personalised list of yachts that best suite your requirements and style, please contact our experienced charter brokers here

The 60m Expedition Yacht Concept by Derecktor and Vripack

The 60m Expedition Yacht Concept by Derecktor and Vripack

Derecktor in Perspective

Derecktor has created an image of a professional organisation that is a stickler to high quality and topnotch performance. The company is currently being managed by Paul Derecktor, Robert’s son. Under his leadership, Derecktor Shipyards continues to set new standards in the construction of high-end motor and sailing vessels using steel, aluminium, wood, titanium, fibreglass and other composite materials. 

Today, the company’s production portfolio includes motoryachts, sailing yachts, commercial ferries and pleasure boats. Derecktor Shipyards owns and operates 3 modern facilities, all of which are located along the eastern side of the United States. These modern facilities are located in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Mamaroneck, New York; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The company is acknowledged to be one of the foremost players when it comes to topnotch yacht construction, repair and maintenance and refit projects. In fact, it is known to be one of the prime movers when it comes to innovative designs and production concepts and advanced technologies. 

Iconic superyacht HIGHLANDER by Feadship after refit at Derecktor

Iconic superyacht HIGHLANDER by Feadship after refit at Derecktor

Core Specialties of Derecktor Shipyards

Some of the high profile and notable projects of Derecktor Shipyards include the Boomerang, Lady Frances (now motor yacht EL JEFE), Encore, MITseaAh and the extremely popular Stars and Stripes yacht. In fact, a cursory look at the list of projects completed by this US-based yacht building company will show as if you are reading an A-list of highly successful and top-of-the-line motoryachts and sailing yachts. 

From the first wooden sailing yachts that came out of its production facility some 5 decades ago up to the current crop of high-end superyachts and megayachts in the 3 modern facilities of the company, one can distinctively see the uncompromising commitment of Derecktor to high quality, fine craftsmanship, topnotch performance, stability and seaworthiness in their Derecktor yachts. 

Aside from the full range yacht design and construction, other core specialties of Derecktor include critical engineering works, custom fabrication, painting and finishing, joinery tasks as well as repair and maintenance of shaft and propeller, propulsion system, electronic and electrical installations. 

These are just some of the major reasons why Derecktor remains at the forefront when it comes to innovations and new applications in the design and construction of high performance Derecktor luxury yachts and superyachts. 

Derecktor yacht charter

Derecktor charter yachts are fine, elegant and high-quality vessels, excellent for yacht charter as well as private use. There is a small selection of Derecktor yachts for boat rental below, however for more information and a personalised list of yachts, that best suit your needs, style and requirements at your preferred charter destination, please don’t hesitate to contact us here

Derecktor Superyacht News

Derecktor Florida to rebuild 106’ Inace M/Y ANODYNE (ex Boundless)
Rendering of Anodyne (ex Boundless) to be rebuilt by Derecktor Florida
Due to be completed in mid-2017, the 106' Inace-built superyacht ANODYNE (ex Boundless) will be lengthened and completely re-built with a new superstructure by Derecktor Florida.
Busy Summer for Derecktor Shipyards
Derecktor Florida
A very busy period has been reported by both Derecktor shipyards, located in Florida and New York, with Florida seeing one of its busiest summers ever.
Newly refitted 172’ FEADSHIP Super Yacht GALLANT LADY spotted in Fort Lauderdale
Northern Light -  Running
A video showing the newly refitted 1995-launched FEADSHIP superyacht GALLANT LADY underway in Fort Lauderdale, a lovely Florida yacht holiday location.
Refit of 172’ Feadship Superyacht GALLANT LADY at Derecktor – Florida
Yacht Gallant Lady - Image by Feadship
The beautiful 174' super yacht Gallant Lady has been at Derecktor - Florida since September 2014, undergoing the replacement of her teak decks as well as a full re-paint. The vessel was originally built by Feadship to a design by De Voogt and Rick Jorden 20 years ago.
Gorgeous 118’ Burger Motor Yacht TWILIGHT back at Derecktor
Derecktor Florida
The beautiful 118ft super yacht Twilight has returned to Derecktor Florida for a refit. Originally launched by Burger Boats in 1985, she visited Derecktor for the first time in the mid-1990's as Silver Cloud.