The two companies will begin cooperating on a handful of megayacht refit projects on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the yacht’s needs, staff from Derecktor will work on site at their own facility or at Dania Cut. Dania Cut has long relied on specialized subcontractors for some work, so the move benefits both companies.
Dania Cut offers a few different services, with painting being a primary one. Megayachts to 225 feet (about 68.6 meters) can be painted in the water under tents and scaffolding. Smaller boats and parts are treated in onshore climate-controlled booths. Dockage is available for far larger yachts, to about 289 feet (88 meters), though hauling is limited to small boats. Derecktor, meanwhile, has a new 900-ton mobile-boat hoist. It’s pictured in action above, in early November, carrying the 131-foot Mangusta Incognito (which just so happens to be the last megayacht that Derecktor’s old elevator lifted before it was decommissioned in June). Metal and fiberglass fabrication, joinery work, rigging, and painting are among the projects its staff handles. It further offers dockage for megayachts to 213 feet (65 meters).
Something additionally of benefit to both companies: the continued dredging of the Dania Cut Off Canal. As of late October, the dredging, being done to permit deeper-draft yachts to access it, was about halfway completed.
In other Derecktor news, Derecktor Florida has upgraded areas dedicated to visiting megayacht crewmembers and other clients. The entire yard’s WiFi access has been improved, for example. Plus, the crew media center also received an upgrade, targeting the PC work stations, kitchenette, and more.