Refit & Repair Stateside
Looking for some refit TLC? Check out these USA refit and repair yards
FORT PIERCE | DANIA BEACH, FL
Derecktor Shipyards was founded in 1947 in New York and began life as a builder of wooden sailboats. The yard quickly grew, and became a pioneer in aluminium construction, over time building such notable vessels as America’s Cup winner Stars & Stripes ‘87 and the 86 metre Cakewalk, the largest yacht ever built in the United States. Derecktor also expanded southward, helping make Florida the global yachting centre it is today. Derecktor’s two Florida shipyards service a wide variety of the needs of today’s superyachts . The Dania Beach yard continues its 50 plus year history of expert refit and comprehensive repair service. Service that was unmatched in Florida until the opening of Derecktor’s newest facility: Derecktor Ft Pierce. Here on the laid back and unspoiled Treasure Coast of Florida, a shipyard unlike any other in America has been created, capable of handling today’s largest power and sailing yachts. With a 1500 ton mobile hoist, 9 metre controlling depth and unlimited air draft, DFP is rapidly taking its place among the world’s most capable superyacht refit centres. No other U.S. yards can offer what these two do: unmatched capabilities and over 75 years of tradition in building and servicing the world’s greatest yachts.
For more details visit www.derecktor.com
Safe Harbor Savannah Yacht Center
Located on the Savannah River, Safe Harbor Savannah Yacht Center is a premier deep-water superyacht refit, repair and maintenance facility on the US east coast. The vision is client focused valuing integrity and trust. The shipyard is unique in offering genuine southern hospitality and its ability to service some of the largest superyachts in the world. Safe Harbor Savannah Yacht Center is equipped with some of the most technologically advanced and capable resources in the industry. The shipyard has a 3,420 gross ton shiplift platform and rail transfer system capable of hauling superyachts up to 85 metres and a graving dock that can handle yachts up to 140 metres in length and offers year round access to a myriad of skilled subcontractor affiliates, a proficient in-house team, and an elaborate 2,350m2 workshop for trades. Services include exterior paint refinishing, electrical works, fabrication, fuelling, joinery, mechanical requirements, piping, and interior refit. The facility is also an active Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ), a special designation that can reduce or eliminate U.S. Customs duties related to work performed on site.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Bradford Marine, a family-owned business since 1966, boasts an expansive 27 acre facility situated on Fort Lauderdale’s New River, just five miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and caters to a wide range of vessels, spanning from 65 to 180 feet. Bradford is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive solutions for maintenance, repairs and complex refits. With in-house trades of skilled craftsmen and reliable contractor partners, the company can handle an extensive range of projects. The capabilities of Bradford Marine are enhanced by its family of companies, including PipeWelders by Bradford Marine, High Seas Technology, and P&R Canvas. One notable success story is the extensive exterior and interior refit of a 130-foot Westport yacht at Bradford Marine. The project involved transforming the yacht’s profile into a more contemporary design, creating modern interior spaces, and implementing numerous custom upgrades. The remarkable refit included a 9 foot deck extension, a custom fibreglass hard top, and a custom aluminium mast, all designed and fabricated by Bradford’s skilled craftsmen. The collaboration between the yacht owners, captain, the Bradford team, and a host of contractor partners resulted in a complete transformation of the vessel. Bradford Marine prides itself on its team of over 200 dedicated employees who are committed to making the yachting experience easy and enjoyable for all.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Driven by a desire to elevate the recreational boating experience, PORT 32 is a collection of marinas which offer great locations, settings and experiences, giving boaters more of what they want and less of what they don’t. PORT 32 in Fort Lauderdale offers more storage options for large vessels, both in-water and dry storage, on-site maintenance, boat sales, and ship stores that offer food & beverage, marine supplies, gear and apparel. Together, these benefits combine to create vibrant, successful waterfronts that serve the communities now and in the future. Located adjacent to Marina Mile on the New River and convenient to downtown, PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale is the region’s newest marine repair facility. The self-service facility features newly opened in-water service slips for yachts, cruisers, and sport fishing vessels up to 150 feet. They are also currently in the process of building an upland boatyard for vessels up to 120’, which will feature a 150 ton travel lift. The marina and yards state-of-the-art repair facility is ideally equipped to handle all your repair and refit needs. PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale also offers safe wet slip hurricane storage. Located west of I-95, they are an all important accepted hurricane dockage location for most insurance companies.