More awards for Steber innovation

More awards for Steber innovation

Leading Australian boat manufacturer and exporter, Steber International has progressed to the Mid North Coast Regional Finals of the NSW Business Awards – in two categories.

This follows on from Steber’s performance at the recent Manning Valley Gloucester Great Lakes Business Awards where they won the Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in Export awards.

Managing Director, Mr Alan Steber said the wins were based on the company’s ground-breaking unmanned surface vessel (USV), the SSS Bluebottle.

The Bluebottle’s range of three USV models is a self-sustaining ocean monitoring and surveillance platform fuelled by the sun, sea and wind power.

It can stay at sea for months. at low cost, and can carry a large payloads and battery capacity to transmit data back to base.

If successful at the Mid North Coast judging, Steber will progress to the State finals later this year.

The Bluebottle has also been nominated in the upcoming Hunter Manufacturing Awards.

Steber currently manufacture a range of commercial and recreational fibreglass boats ranging in size from 20ft to 65ft.

They also refurbish and re-power existing craft and manufacture a wide range of customised fibreglass components.