Plenty of people say that repair work goes in cycles, that undoubtedly seems to be case for re-power projects this year. Following a two year break, Derecktor – Florida witnessed a number of re-powerings this summer. The 130′ Westship charter yacht Northern Lights is blocked ashore for the replacement of her two main engines, removed through a hole cut in the fiberglass hull. The 122′ Delta luxury yacht SOC has just completed a similar change-out, with the engines being lifted vertically through holes cut in the main and upper fiberglass decks.
The 106′ Burger superyacht Ingot is in the midst of a complete re-power to different engines – in this case a special lifting beam was fabricated to permit the engines to be lifted vertically through a hole cut in the aluminum aft deck, and then transferred aft beneath the boat deck overhang to minimize impact to the vessel.
Derecktor is the “go-to” center for innovative solutions to challenging problems. Its engineering and technical staff excels at finding ways to simplify complex tasks, developing methodology to minimize down-time in the best interests of the vessel.