Fort Pierce

Derecktor Ft. Pierce permit approved

Derecktor Ft. Pierce has received its long-awaited permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dig out the haul-out basin and slipway. The yard must still get approval from…

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Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

UPDATED Capt. Glen Allen, who spent the past 13 years with Fleet Miami, has taken a position as sales manager with Derecktor Fort Pierce. Capt. Allen’s primary role will be…

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Rules of the Road: Know what to do when hurricane approaches

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers As each of us slowly emerges from our pandemic quarantines, awaiting the arrival of the murder hornets, let us not forget the…

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Sailing yacht Distant Drummer disabled 420 miles off Cape Canaveral

The U.S. Coast Guard has reported assisting a disabled 68-foot sailboat more than 420 miles east of Cape Canaveral in a joint effort with a good Samaritan vessel at about…

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Still a hurricane, Dorian begins move toward US coast

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By Dorie Cox UPDATE Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. The Port of Miami, Miami River, and Port Everglades are safe for marine traffic and operations and the Captain of the…

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Hurricane Dorian’s slow crawl halts communication with Bahamas

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By Dorie Cox UPDATE Sept. 3 Communication with employees in the Bahamas has declined during slow-moving Hurricane Dorian, according to Michael Kelly, president and CEO at Bradford Marine. Staff in…

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Better berths ahead: South Florida marinas, yards growing

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By Dorie Cox Larger, deeper, fancier – that’s the goal as marinas and shipyards in South Florida spend billions on dredging, new docks and treadmills for clubhouse gyms, just in…

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An unexpected visitor to a yard not yet opened

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By Tom Serio The ink had barely dried on Derecktor Shipyards’ agreement to develop industrial waterfront in Ft. Pierce into a megayacht refit shipyard when it had its first visitor.…

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Derecktor inks deal for large yacht yard in Ft. Pierce

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By Dorie Cox After five months of negotiations, Derecktor Shipyard signed a deal on April 16 to develop a 12-acre parcel of property in the port of Ft. Pierce into…

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