PORT LEADS WAY INTO NEW ERA OF PROSPERITY
After years of dormancy, the Port of Fort Pierce leaped into its new life as a mega yacht maintenance, repair, overhaul facility and jobs creator on April 16. A standing ovation followed a lease agreement approval by the St. Lucie County Commission.
Jubilant county officials and top executives from Derecktor Shipyards rose from their seats, grinned and clapped in a burst of excitement and emotion just after commissioners approved a 30-year, $37-million lease of their 12.5 acres at the port with Derecktor Shipyards of Dania Beach — soon to be Derecktor Shipyards of Fort Pierce. The lease can be renewed three times for 15 years each. Read more...