Robert E. Derecktor, Inc., is pleased to announce its selection to build a new 19.2-meter catamaran research and classroom vessel for The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk (CT).
The Maritime Aquarium has been providing student and public research voyages in the protected waters of Long Island Sound since 1988. The new Incat Crowther-designed all-aluminum vessel will carry up to 65 students with a crew of 5. The safety of the students is of paramount importance to the vessel's design and construction. The vessel will be fully ADA compliant and meet all current USCG Subchapter T requirements.
"We are happy to have this opportunity to build an unusual and sophisticated vessel for The Maritime Aquarium," said Paul Derecktor, President. "This vessel's requirements match our fundamental competencies: high-quality custom aluminum construction with complex machinery installations. She will be another in a long line of outstanding technical achievements for the shipyard."
Engineering will start immediately and delivery is anticipated in May 2014.