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  1. Yacht News

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    4000 tonne dry dock ready for 2010


    Derecktor Shipyards of Connecticut has some very big news for the marine community. This spring the yard 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 also provide a seamless method of moving these large vessels from the water onto the repair apron or into the yard's main building via the dock and a system of air casters.

    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."

    For more information:

    Derecktor Connecticut
    837 Seaview Avenue
    Bridgeport, CT 06607-1607
    http://www.derecktor.com

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    Any news about the project "Gemini" (ex. Hemisphere) at the Derecktor yard?
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    A new toy for Derecktor, 820 tonne capacity travel lift.

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    Spoke to a contact at Derecktor today and that behemoth of a lift is being constructed and installed right now at the yard in Dania. Will try to get some images soon.
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    That'd be nice Tom! anyone say Refit business?
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    Either he is really short or the part in the photo in the link is really big!
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    Made it over to the Derecktor yard in Dania, FL to watch the birth of the behemoth. This is one HUGE lift.
    Construction continues as the builder and Derecktor yard workers put Humpty together. Not only will they be able to haul larger/heavier yachts, they will now be able to move them all over the yard and not just in line with the old rail and sync lift system that has served Derecktor for many years. And the canal leading up to the yard is being dredged, so access should be much easier for captains without having to worry about water depth.

    Here's the images:
    At first glance when entering the yard, the cranes sprawled across the sky and the pieces of the lift look like a child's toys, a big child, at that.

    The namesake on the cross beam.

    Size does matter.

    Standing the crossbeam upright to attach the legs.

    Awaiting mating.

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    A few more:

    Know anyone that could use a slightly worn sync lift? May make a nice reef.

    "We're gonna need a bigger wrench".

    Derecktor frames the activity.

    Guiding a leg into place.

    Work progresses.

    I'll try to make it down again next week for more shots of the completed assembly.

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    Great work on the assembly process Tom, thanks!
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    Nice to see that this machine was supplied by someone other than Marine Travelift.
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    That is REALLY big!
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