11th Steber vessel for NSW Water Police



11th Steber vessel for NSW Water Police

Steber International has just manufactured its 11th vessel on behalf of the NSW Water Police.
WP32 is a high speed, long range pursuit vessel reaching speeds in excess of 30 knots (60 kph).
The latest addition to the Water Police fleet has a range of 350 nautical miles with a towing capacity to handle vessels up to 100 ft in length.
While based at Water Police headquarters in Balmain, WP32 will often be sent to regional areas, from the Queensland to Victorian borders, on special assignments.
“Since the early 1980s we have built over 70 vessels for State and Federal Governments covering Customs, Defence, Fisheries as well as State and Federal Police and Marine Rescue units”, said general manager, Alan Steber.
“We manufacture commercial and recreational vessels ranging in size from eight metres to 20 metres offering a complete customisation service to meet specific needs of the client.
“We continue to receive growing export inquiries and orders for ambulance boats, charter vessels, coastal surveillance, security as well as commercial fishing.
“Over our 70 year history, Steber have been heavily involved in promoting Australian boat manufacturing via attendance at expos both in Australia and overseas as well as serving on various industry boards including AIMEX and the BIA.
Giving an overview of the business, Mr Steber said: ” Production is currently in full swing on a 52ft export order for a commercial vessel, on the back of another export order for a 38ftr in November last year”.
“The factory is literally full to overflowing on the production of new and refit vessels and a heavy raft of R and D programs including a new electric hybrid boat and unmanned surface surveillance vessel”.
Guests at the recent WP32 launch included Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead; Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Maritime and Transport, Kevin Anderson representing Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey and Inspector John Sullivan from Manning-Great Lakes Area Command.

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Member for Myall Lakes, Steve Bromhead with Alan Steber and Kevin Anderson and also Inspector John Sullivan.

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