BSA Superyacht of the week: "Cakewalk" by Derecktor Shipyards

Author: Diane M. Byrne
Date: April 24, 2015

Superyacht Cakewalk is a product of two great forces joining: Bill Zinser and Derecktor Shipyards, the result is just outstanding.

Cake walk is the largest yacht by volume built on American soil, and the second-largest by length built stateside since the 343-foot Corsair IV in 1930.

Nor was she easy to build. ?Needless to say, as with any project of this scale and sophistication, there were some growing pains along the way,? Paul Derecktor says, ?but we think the result speaks for herself.?

And it surely does, ?I cannot say anything less than that the owner and captain are a very experienced, close team with the utmost dedication to building a perfect boat as well as to fully enjoying cruising the world,? van Wieringen says. ?Their determination to get things right is tremendous.?

Zinser sums it up this way: ?I think we?ve exceeded the quality I?m accustomed to.? As for Derecktor, he believes that ?Cakewalk is a new benchmark for American-built yachts.?

Heywood agrees: ?It?s an enormous feather in the yard?s cap to say, ?This is what we have done. There are thousands of shipyards that will tell you what they can do, but this is what we have done.??

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