This spring Derecktor Shipyards of Connecticut will put its’ newly expanded dry dock to work. The dock will allow the yard to fully service vessels up to 4000 long tons, 400 feet (122 meters) in length, 82 feet (25 meters) in beam and 20 feet (6 meters) draft.
The expanded dry dock will greatly increase the yard’s capacity for repair and refit of multiple vessels during peak periods.
Steve Shaw, Derecktor Service Manager, commented, “The New dry dock not only lets us grow our work load, but let us easily transfer large vessels into our 300 foot building for major refits and other big jobs requiring a covered, climate controlled environment. We can now handle virtually every large vessel.”
Jim Hammell, the Derecktor Engineer supervising the dry dock expansion, added “The new dry dock will make us far more efficient and cost effective in handling large vessels of all types. This lets customers take advantage of Derecktor world class workmanship at extremely competitive rates.”
Paul Derecktor, who with his brother Tom Derecktor runs the Derecktor group of shipyards, was enthusiastic about what the new dry dock meant to the company’s business “This is an important step for our future. The dock opens up new markets for us in not only the repair business, but in new construction as it allows us to launch larger vessels than ever before.” The first of these will be Cakewalk, the 86 meter motor yacht (largest ever built in the U.S.) scheduled for delivery this summer.
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