Derecktor Ft. Pierce’s 1,500-ton mobile boat hoist is nearing completion at Cimolai Technology in Northern Italy. The machine will soon be shipped to the Port of Fort Pierce and assembled shortly thereafter. Derecktor projects hauling operations to commence in early 2021.
FORT PIERCE, FL – Derecktor is pleased to announce significant progress and key milestones achieved in the development of its new Fort Pierce shipyard.
Despite a global pandemic and the slow pace of government permitting, Derecktor has been moving forward with the transformation of the one-hundred-year-old Port of Fort Pierce and aging Indian River Terminal into a modern facility capable of servicing the world’s largest yachts. The facility, which hadn’t had any major infrastructure upgrades in more than two decades, required substantial cleaning and debris removal and is being brought up to current fire and safety code. Improvements have been ongoing ahead of any technical trade work being carried out.
“The Port of Fort Pierce is the ideal location for America’s next great shipyard. The Fort Pierce Inlet is the widest, deepest, and most navigable inlet between Port Canaveral and Port Everglades. Deep water access, no overhead obstructions and a generous turning basin provide ample clearance and maneuverability for the global fleet of mega-yachts and large sailing yachts,” explained Justin Beard, Marketing Manager for Derecktor.