South Florida Intercoastal

Member News - Derecktor

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Apr 28, 2020 Tue

Following the opening of Derecktor Ft. Pierce in 2019, Derecktor is proud to announce the recent promotions of Cliff DeFreitas and Robert Mac Keen. DeFreitas, former Project Manager at Derecktor Dania, has been promoted to General Manager of Derecktor Dania. Cliff joined Derecktor in March of 2018 and brings nearly 30 years of marine industry experience to his new position.


Highly respected within the marine industry, Cliff’s resume includes time at Jones Boat Yard and Merrill-Stevens. Known for his ability to negotiate contracts and manage complex refit projects, Cliff’s primary focus will be ensuring Derecktor Dania remains South Florida’s most complete superyacht repair and refit facility while continuing to deliver high-quality craftsmanship and customer service.


Rob Mac Keen, Project Manager at Derecktor Dania, has been promoted to Yard Manager of Derecktor Ft. Pierce. Rob joined Derecktor in October of 2018 and brings more than 25 years of marine industry experience with him to Fort Pierce. Boat focused since birth, Rob’s resume includes time at Apex Marine, Jones Boat Yard and Bahamas Marine International. Specializing in shipyard operations, Rob is focused on bringing Derecktor Ft. Pierce online during the next 12 months, with a goal of hauling a vessel by the end of 2020. Once fully operational, Rob will be responsible for ensuring Derecktor Ft. Pierce delivers the same high-quality craftsmanship and customer service our clients have come to expect.