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  • 2015 March 13 12:34

    Derecktor Shipyard licensed as official builder of Damen designs

    Mamaroneck, New York headquartered Robert E. Derecktor Inc. (Derecktor Shipyard) and Gorinchem, the Netherlands based Damen Shipyards Group (Damen) have entered into a license agreement authorizing Derecktor to act as an official builder of Damen designs, the US. shipbuilder said in a press release.

    Derecktor will now offer its customers the best in Pilot Boats and Wind Farm Support Vessels by combining the wide range and international experience of Damen designs with its own American craftsmanship. This combination creates an innovative, cost-effective experience for its customers, with proven performance and reliable US-based support & maintenance.

    The core vessels of Derecktor’s exclusive “H” Series are designed by Damen, but customized by Derecktor to include US components, modular propulsion units, and enhanced personnel transfer systems.

    The agreement also provides for Damen Technical Cooperation Services, including experienced personnel for the onsite management and supervision of any and all construction projects.

    All of the technology and know-how of Damen, including drawings, specifications and design information, is now at the fingertips of Derecktor for the benefit of their customers in the United States.

    Derecktor Shipyard was established by legendary boat builder Robert E. Derecktor in 1947 and has become known worldwide for building a wide range of innovative and technically demanding vessels, from swift America’s Cup defenders to sturdy and reliable commercial workboats. Today, under the guidance of Bob’s sons, Paul and Tom, Derecktor operates two impressive facilities: Derecktor – New York in Mamaroneck, NY and Derecktor – Florida in Dania Beach, FL. Derecktor is known as an international leader in custom yacht and commercial construction in addition to providing full service, repair and refit capabilities at each of its yards.

    Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 ship- and repair yards, employing 8,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 5,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approximately 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Damen specializes in the construction of a wide range of products, including: tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high-speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and super yachts. Besides, Damen offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, (flap-type) rudders, steering gear, anchors, anchor chains and steel works. In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 16 repair and conversion yards worldwide, with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to meet today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DS&C handles 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.


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