Steber scores major marine export award



Steber scores major marine export award

Steber International’s strong export performance has been acknowledged with a major award win at
the annual Australian Superyacht Marine Export Conference.
The conference featured the Australian Marine Industry Export Awards, Commercial Marine
Industry Awards and Superyacht Awards with Steber’s picking up the 2019 AIMEX Marine Industry
Export Performance – Large Exporter.
Steber general manager, Alan Steber said the company has been steadily increasing export sales in
recent years ranging from a series of 38 ftrs, through to 52ftrs and now a 60ftr under construction
and due for delivery later this year.
The Taree fibreglass boat manufacturer is no stranger to award wins on the national stage. Over the
last few years Steber’s have been named Australian Commercial Marine Group (ACMG)
Commercial Manufacturer of the Year (twice), as well as ACMG Industry Champion and AIMEX
Export Champion – Alan Steber, and AIMEX Young Achiever of the Year – Jim Bolton.
In accepting the award in front a packed house at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Mr
Steber noted: “At the start of the year we had 13 commercial vessels on order, including Navy
boats, Marine Rescue, commercial fishing and our first 60ftr for export”.
“Production is at an all time high and we are also finalising several quotes for both Australian and
overseas clients, while our research and development program has a couple of exciting projects in
the pipeline.
“We were unable to exhibit at this year’s Sanctuary Cove Boat Show as we were delivering a 38ft
flybridge resort vessel to Hayman Island.
“Proud to say we currently have nine apprentice shipwrights on our books and over the years we
have trained over 150 apprentices”, Mr Steber concluded.
Footnote: The second of five 38ft Navy vessels is currently undergoing final fit-out and sea trials
prior to delivery.

PHOTO: Alan Steber, latest AIMEX trophy in hand, is dwarfed by the prop of the 60ft fisheries
research vessel under construction for the government of Mauritius.