Derecktor Shipyard 1987
Derecktor Shipyards built Encore to a Sparkman & Stephens design specification that allowed her interior to convert from cruiser/racer to pure racing mode whenever the owner felt the need for speed. Encore won and placed in multiple races, including taking top honors at Antigua Race Week.
Interestingly, she was one among several dozen Sparkman & Stephens designs that the Derecktor yard constructed, including the 12 Meter Valiant and the 114-foot motoryacht Mitseaah. The combination of design firm and shipyard has proved powerful no matter the size or style of yacht, during a relationship that has spanned more than half a century.