UPDATE, APRIL 17, 2019: Derecktor and St. Lucie County officials formally signed their long-awaited contract yesterday to create a refit yard in northeastern Florida. Derecktor Fort Pierce will focus on power megayachts from 150 feet (about 46 meters) and larger, as well as sailing superyachts. Paul Derecktor, owner of the eponymous yard, tells TCPalm.com, “The
Sustainability initiatives are gaining ground across all types of businesses. The new wave of customers are more environmentally minded, for instance, and therefore seek similarly minded companies to patronize. Likewise, management teams across various industries recognize the important of supporting sustainability. Arguably, yachting executives are more aware than many. Perini Navi’s management team is among
To better reach clients throughout North and South America, Lürssen has a new office in Fort Lauderdale. Located at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, Lürssen Americas is also assisting the German shipyard in better communicating its capabilities, particularly megayachts from 164 to 246 feet (50 to 75 meters). Heading the office is Timothy Hamilton (above),
Lazzara Yachts got its start in Tampa in 1990. Its first launch, the Lazzara 76 in 1992, turned a lot of heads and got people buzzing about this new family-run company. Still in the same family hands, Lazzara Yachts, under the name Lazzara Yachts Group, is expanding its footprint. It has added a second facility,
After more than three decades of building megayachts in Washington State, Christensen Shipyards is departing. Starting this summer, all yacht construction will occur in its long-planned, nearly finished Tennessee yard. Located in Tellico Lake, the facility has 450,000 square feet (41,806 square meters) of manufacturing space. In addition, ti contains 13 construction and finishing bays.
The new megayacht service yard that Derecktor Shipyards will create in Fort Pierce, Florida is still some time away. While local government officials and Derecktor originally anticipated a formal contract by now, a few questions still need answering. According to media reports, the St. Lucie County administrator, Howard Tipton, sent a letter this week explaining