Largest yacht to be built in the USA in 75 years
Paul Derecktor, president, of the Bridport yacht building yard, Derector Shipyards has said that the building of Cakewalk V, the largest yacht to be built in the USA in 75 years, was the most important job in the company’s 60-year history. Now, through court records we learn just how valuable that contract is to the firm.
The price of the 85.6 metre yacht has been revealed as US$82 million and comes at a time. Local newspaper reports say that these days, Derecktor has been very tight-lipped about the project and the only reason the price tag is known is through court records from Derecktor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. This stems from a disagreement with one particular client over the building of the world’s largest catamaran called Gemini II. While that case has been playing out the shipyard has managed to add jobs and continue work on Cakewalk and a large tugboat called Independence.
Cakewalk V designed by Tim Heywood will be the largest private yacht built in America in 75 years and by volume, it’s the biggest ever.
Length: 85.6 m
Beam: 14.3 m
Draught: 4.0 m
Gross Tonnage: 2,950
Speed: 17 knots
Fuel capacity: 367,185 litres
Range: 5,000 nautical miles at 15 knots
Interior Design: Elizabeth Dalton, Dalton Designs, Inc.
Exterior Design: Tim Heywood Designs
Naval Architecture: Azure Engineering
Design: BMT Nigel Gee and Associates, Gibbs and Cox
Construction: Steel Hull, Aluminium Superstructure
Accommodations: Owner and guests: 12 in six cabins and one master cabin
Crew: 24 in 16 cabins