Boat refits growing business for Steber



Boat refits growing business for Steber

Boat refits continue to grow in importance for Steber International as clients re-invest in their existing platforms as a viable alternative to purchasing a new vessel.

MV “The Pearler”, a Steber 41, is back in its home port of Brisbane Waters after an extensive refit over recent months.

MV “The Marlin”, another 41ftr from Raby Bay, Queensland is currently undergoing a major upgrade at Steber’s Taree factory complex.

According to Steber managing director, Alan Steber, refits complement the company’s manufacture of its range of commercial and recreational vessels for the Australian and overseas markets.

“If you have a solid platform it is often worthwhile re-investing in engine and interior upgrades to extend the lifetime of these well performing and functional boats”.

“Other larger boats have been booked for refits during the slower winter months”, he concluded.

While in Taree, “The Pearler” was sand-blasted and re-epoxied to freshen up the exterior. The interior received its own makeover with granite benchtops installed, new carpet and upholstery throughout and all timberwork re-stained.

“The Marlin”‘s ageing engines will be replaced with new Yanmar units, plus associated mufflers and exhausts. Minor additions to the interior will include a new fridge and galley upgrade while the exterior will be receive a general cleanup as well.

“The Marlin” will be ready to make its return journey north next month.

PHOTO: “The Pearler” slips back into the Manning River while “The Marlin” waits patiently in the background for its trip to the Steber factory and a much-anticipated refit.