Robert E Derecktor Inc. Named Licensed Builder for Damen Shipyard Group (DAMEN) Designs

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Robert E. Derecktor Inc. (Derecktor Shipyard) and Damen Shipyard Group (DAMEN) have entered into a license agreement authorizing Derecktor to act as an official builder of DAMEN designs.

Derecktor will now offer its customers the best in Pilot Boats and Wind Farm Support Vessels by combining the wide range and international experience of DAMEN designs with its own American craftsmanship. This combination creates an innovative, cost-effective experience for its customers, with proven performance and reliable US-based support & maintenance.

The core vessels of Derecktor’s exclusive “H” Series are designed by DAMEN, but customized by Derecktor to include US components, modular propulsion units, and enhanced personnel transfer systems.

The agreement also provides for Damen Technical Cooperation Services, including experienced personnel for the onsite management and supervision of any and all construction projects.

All of the technology and know-how of DAMEN, including drawings, specifications and design information, is now at the fingertips of Derecktor for the benefit of their customers in the United States.

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About Derecktor
Derecktor Shipyard was established by legendary boat builder Robert E. Derecktor in 1947 and has become known worldwide for building a wide range of innovative and technically demanding vessels, from swift America’s Cup defenders to sturdy and reliable commercial workboats. Today, under the guidance of Bob’s sons, Paul and Tom, Derecktor operates two impressive facilities: Derecktor - New York in Mamaroneck, NY and Derecktor - Florida in Dania Beach, FL. Derecktor is known as an international leader in custom yacht and commercial construction in addition to providing full service, repair and refit capabilities at each of its yards.

About Damen
Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 5,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardized ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.

For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

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