Deceased , Modern

Robert E.




Founded Derecktor Shipyards in 1947


  • Notable sailboats built by Derecktor:
    • Gulfstream 30 (S&S) 1955
    • Gulfstream 36 (S&S) 1953
    • Gulfstream 42 (S&S) 1960
    • Pt-40 (Plas trend 40) 1967
  • Notable ships built by Derecktor:
    • USCGC Mohawk (WMEC-913) for United States Coast Guard     1,829 t             1989
    • MV Fairweather for Alaska Marine Highway System 748t    2004
  • MV Chenega for Alaska Marine Highway System 748t    2005
  • Cakewalk for Charles Gallagher Yacht  2,998t              2010

Full displacement superyacht designed by Tim Heywood, naval architecture by Azure, interior design by Liz Dalton. At 281’ and 2998 GRT, it is the largest private yacht ever built in the USA when measured by volume.

  • Spirit of the Sound for Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Research vessel                       2014


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