South Florida Intercoastal

Member News: Derecktor Ft. Pierce

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Jan 27, 2021 Wed

Components for the world’s largest mobile boat hoist has arrived at Derecktor Ft. Pierce. Once assembled, the lift will be the world’s largest, with a capacity of 1,500 tons – the equivalent of nearly 8 Boeing 747 airplanes. It will also be the heart of the shipyard’s first phase of operation. While the lift is assembled, work on the haul-out basin to accommodate the historic machine continues. This 220-foot long by 50-foot-wide slipway, with a water depth of 21 feet, will allow the machine to hoist all but the very largest yachts quickly, safely and efficiently, and then precisely position them on the 12-acre site.  Derecktor Ft. Pierce anticipates hauling operations to commence in May and is now scheduling haul-outs and service work.