Cakewalk, Largest Yacht Ever Built in the U.S.
On August 8, Derecktor Shipyards launched the 281-ft motor yacht Cakewalk, the largest yacht (by volume) ever built in the U.S. The six deck, 2,998 gross ton vessel floated off Derecktor’s new 4000 ton dry-dock into the waters of Bridgeport harbor, after several years and many thousands of skilled labor hours.
Cakewalk was designed by Tim Heywood Designs with Naval Architecture by Azure Naval Architecture. Interior design was by Dalton Designs, Inc. Literally dozens of subcontractors from engineering firms to security specialists participated in the project. “We certainly could not have done it without them” commented Gavin Higgins, VP of Business Development at Derecktor. “Some of the world’s most experienced and skilled specialists put their expertise into this job. You cannot successfully build a yacht of this size and complexity with having that sort of talent available.”
The yacht will remain at Derecktor for the next few weeks undergoing final outfitting and sea trials. She is scheduled to make her much-awaited debut at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.
Length, o.a. 281 ft
Length, w.l. 248 ft
Beam 46.9 ft
Draught 13.1 ft
Gross tonnage 2995
Propulsion 2x 16V400M71 @ 2465BKW (3306HP)@200 RPM MTU
Propeller 2x 5 Blade Rolls Royce Single Pitch
Speed 17 knots / 15 knots
Fuel capacity 97,000 gal
Range 5000NM @15 Knots
Power Generation 2x MTU 2000 series V12 M-40B @660EKW
2X MTU @60 550 Series @ 350 EK
Emergency Pack 1x MTU S60 400 Series @275 KW
Stabilizers 4x Quantam Zero Speed
Bowthruster Jastrom 400 KW
Interior design Elizabeth Dalton, Dalton Designs, Inc.
Exterior Design Tim Heywood Designs
Naval Architecture Azure Naval Archititects
Engineering Design BMT Nigel Gee and Associates, Gibbs and Cox
Tenders Riva, Vikal, Intrepid, Zodiac
Classification Lloyds Maltese Cross 100A1SSC yacht (P) mono G6
Construction Steel Hull, Aluminum Superstructure