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Fort Pierce Yacht and Ship welcomes first yacht

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By Dorie Cox

UPDATE: Feb. 7, 2019 M/Y Global, a 220-foot Shadow boat (left), and M/Y Saint Nicolas, a 230-foot Lurssen, are the first yachts at the dock at Fort Pierce Yacht and Ship in early February. Initial construction on the facility should be complete by the end of the month. Photo provided

ORIGINAL POST: Jan. 17, 2019
Fort Pierce Yacht and Ship welcomed a 220-foot Shadow boat as its first vessel as the facility begins development in Fort Pierce, Florida.

M/Y Global arrived in December, according to Buddy Haack, head of Fort Pierce Yacht and Ship, and was delivered by Capt. Kostas Andreou, senior vice president of maritime operations with Shadow Marine.

“Kostas will be our guinea pig,” Hack said by phone in mid-January. “We are happy to have him here to test the facility.”

“We arrived on Christmas day at 7 a.m., and Buddy met us at the dock dressed as Santa Clause,” Capt. Andreou said. “Santa tied our lines. Everyone is very friendly.”

Fort Pierce Yacht and Ship bought the 5-acre property for more than $3 million and owns 417 feet of submerge land rights. Permit applications have been submitted for permanent moorings for Mediterranean-style dockage off the 205-foot wide seawall, Haack said.

The adjacent area, owned by St. Lucie County, is to be developed by Derecktor Holdings Inc.

“Contract and lease negotiations are ongoing and on schedule,” said James Brewer, business development with Derecktor of Florida. “We hope for the announcement by the end of January.”

Both properties are in the Port of Fort Pierce, about 40 miles north of West Palm Beach and about 100 miles north of Fort Lauderdale.

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  1. Buddy Haack

    At Ft. Pierce Yacht and Ship we redo engine rooms, generator rooms, tender garages, beach clubs, and more into better-than-new show condition.
    First we analyze and repair all systems, then we clean, prep and paint. We can replace to any level requested with a variety of finishes and coatings, new fittings, hardware, hoses, filters, brackets and electronics, We offer paint services and in-water work.
    When completed, the vessel’s mechanical systems are detailed like a showroom, engineers and crew are proud of their yacht and the image and value of the yacht is improved drastically. With pride comes caring, the heart and soul of the yacht means the yacht is kept in pristine condition, giving confidence to anyone who visits.
    A recent 65m yacht we completed sold for millions more than it was bought for, proving this theory is true and relevant. Keeping the new show area clean is vital and allows the crew the ability to see and detect any issues, or leaks, to maintain the yacht to the highest levels.
    We all know a restored vehicle is more valuable than a unrestored vehicle. Done properly this can have tremendous impact on any visitor.
    Buddy Haack
    Operations manager
    Ft. Pierce Yacht & Ship

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