Derecktor now licensed builder for Damen

The following is the text of a news release from Robert E. Derecktor Inc.:

(MAMARONECK, N.Y.) — Robert E. Derecktor Inc. and Damen Shipyard Group have entered into a license agreement authorizing Derecktor to act as an official builder of Damen designs. Derecktor will now offer its customers the best in pilot boats and wind farm support vessels by combining the wide range and international experience of Damen designs with its own American craftsmanship. This combination creates an innovative, cost-effective experience for its customers, with proven performance and reliable U.S.-based support and maintenance.

The core vessels of Derecktor’s exclusive “H” Series are designed by Damen but customized by Derecktor to include U.S. components, modular propulsion units, and enhanced personnel transfer systems.

The agreement also provides for Damen technical cooperation services, including experienced personnel for the onsite management and supervision of any and all construction projects.

All of the technology and know-how of Damen, including drawings, specifications and design information, is now at the fingertips of Derecktor for the benefit of their customers in the United States.

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By Professional Mariner Staff