It was 1947 when Bob Derecktor began with a simple plan and a small shop in Mamaroneck, NY. His goal: build boats the equal of any in the world, and do it without compromise.
Today, the record says he and the yards he founded have done just that. Notable vessels ranging from America’s Cup winners to massive mega-yachts to rugged Coast Guard cutters have come from Derecktor.
Just as remarkable is the way the business has evolved. That first shop has grown to three full-service facilities ranging the length of the East Coast, and a fourth currently coming online in Fort Pierce, Florida. And, while still among the world’s best builders and still a family business, today they offer customers a variety of benefits from complex refits to destination marinas.
What has not changed is a driving determination to do it right. Which is why when most American boatbuilders that were around 72 years ago are now but distant memories, Derecktor is thriving. And still right on course.