Friday, November 9, saw the eagerly awaited first major lift with the new Derecktor mobile boat hoist, following plenty of hard work by both employees as well as contractor personnel. The spectacular 52m Feadship motor yacht Dream, skippered by Captain Butch Vogelsang, was carefully lifted from the water and moved ashore for inspection without incident. Subsequently, Dream superyacht was launched the same day.
The yard’s new lift, a custom-built Cimolai® Mobile Boat Hoist, was fabricated in Italy and has a capacity of 820 metric tons (900 short tons). At 100′ long, 62′ wide and 79′ high, the machine is the second largest in the USA and the tallest in the world.
Luxury yacht Dream is only one of several 50-60m vessels scheduled for service or refit work at the Dania Beach facility in the Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013. Derecktor’s new lift allows a significant increase in the volume of work that can be undertaken and the weeks following the Dream haulout have seen a succession of large yachts — the yard presently has more large yachts blocked ashore than ever before and the schedule for Spring is nearly full … it’s going to be busy!