Launched in time for the 2010 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show from Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the 85.6m superyacht Aquila (ex-Cakewalk) is a full displacement, oceangoing superyacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure designed and engineered by Derecktor with the assistance of Azure Naval Architects and BMT Nigel Gee. By volume, she is the largest yacht ever built in the US. The elegant exterior styling is by Tim Heywood while the traditional cherry-lined interior is by Liz Dalton. The yacht, owned by Charles and Diane Gallagher, accommodates 12 guests on main deck with the owners seven-room suite above. She’s operated by 23 crew and carries three custom tenders each over 30 feet LOA.
Derecktor 85.6 m2010