Derecktor Signs Contract to Build Third Hybrid Series Vessel


By MarEx 2018-02-28 22:14:00

Derecktor Shipyards is starting 2018 with a new build: a hybrid catamaran for Harbor Harvest. The vessel will be the first built for Harbor Harvest, and the third in the Derecktor hybrid catamaran series. Like her sister vessels, the hybrid will be extremely fuel efficient, running off the BAE HybriDrive® system.

"This hybrid project takes us to a new level of construction as it the first purposely built commercial cargo vessel of its type," said Bob Kunkel, managing partner of Harbor Harvest. "Harbor Harvest has been designated a Federal Marine Highway project in Long Island Sound. A project that not only looks to deliver fresh, organic and sustainable farm and food products to the public but also leads agriculture into emissions free and environmentally responsible transportation." 

A shared commitment with Harbor Harvest’s passion for environmental sustainability, as well as the yard’s experience with hybrid catamarans, makes Derecktor the ideal builder of this new vessel.

“We are excited at the opportunity to bring shipping into the modern age with a responsible, environmentally friendly platform," said Micah Tucker, General Manager of the New York Yard. "This is the third Derecktor built hybrid that will operate on the Long Island Sound. It’s Derecktor’s way of helping to make the Sound a quieter place."

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