Derecktor Dania extends lift piers, increases lifting capacity to 220 LOA

Derecktor Dania has contracted with Shoreline Foundation Inc. to lengthen the piers utilized by the shipyard’s 900-ton Cimolai mobile boat hoist by 15 feet.

The project, engineered by Cummins Cederberg in Miami, will allow the shipyard to fully utilize the lifting capacity of the existing hoist and permit vessels up to 220 feet length overall (LOA) to be routinely hauled ashore.

The pile-driving crane equipment for the project is provided by Beyel Brothers of Fort Pierce, neighbors to the new Derecktor Fort Pierce shipyard located in St. Lucie County, Florida.

“The expansion allows for a greater number of the large yachts frequenting Port Everglades to use the shipyard and provides another hauling option for the South Florida market,” James Brewer, Director of Business Development said.

The project, which began August 1, is expected to be completed by September 30, but the shipyard’s hauling operations will not be adversely affected during construction.

PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Serio/Tom Serio Photography

Founded in 1947, Derecktor Shipyards has since become a worldwide leader for excellence in the construction, repair and refit of yachts, commercial and military vessels. Today, four Derecktor facilities span the East coast of the U.S. from Maine to South Florida, offering vessel owners and operators everything from marina space to megayacht construction. For more information contact Derecktor Dania at


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