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Hybrid boat displays “unlimited potential”

While hybrid cars are now commonplace on our roads, development of hybrid boats has been lagging behind – until now. A collaborative partnership between Ampcontrol, University of Newcastle and Steber International has conducted a series of highly successful bench and on-water trials of a hybrid diesel/electric boat prototype. Steber International, General Manager, Alan Steber said: […]

Early successes for electric hybrid boat

Buoyed by early successes, Steber International’s first foray into electric hybrid boats has now entered the stage three development phase. The electric hybrid is a collaborative effort between Steber’s, Ampcontrol and Newcastle University, with funding support from the Federal Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Stage one involved bench testing at Newcastle University followed […]

Largest Steber ever built hits the water

Steber International launched it’s biggest vessel yet into the Manning River at Taree before an enthusiastic crowd of local dignitaries, current and former staff and interested onlookers.The vessel, coming in at 18.6 metres (61ft) weighing in excess of 35 tonnes and having a height of just over seven metres, it certainly captured the attention of […]

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 resort vessel heading for Hayman Island

Steber International’s latest vessel off its Taree production line will be heading for Hayman Island after final fitout and sea trials on the Manning River. The 38ft (11.5m) flybridge cruiser was launched on high tide following a dawn transfer from Steber’s Elizabeth Street factory in an attempt to minimise disruption to other businesses in the […]

Steber boosts workforce to match major contracts

While the manufacturing base in the Manning Valley may be shrinking, at least one firm is bucking the trend – Steber International. In the past two years Steber have employed eight apprentices and a similar number of skilled workers to keep pace with contracts for new boat builds as well as ongoing major refits. General […]

Three new apprentices comes aboard Team Steber

Three apprentice shipwrights joined the team at Steber International this week as the boat builder continues to ramp up staffing levels to keep pace with a hectic production schedule. In the past two years Steber have employed a total of eight apprentices, as well as six skilled staff to keep pace with government, commercial and […]

Victorian marine rescue expands search capacity

Commissioned by the Victorian State Government, the Port Fairy Marine Rescue Service will take delivery of a new search and rescue vessel in late 2019. The 38ft vessel, built by leading Australian fibreglass manufacturer, Steber International, will help modernise and improve response times and capability of Victoria’s Marine Search and Rescue sector. Mr Wes Oswin, […]

Global growth potential in new Steber relationship

Leading Australian fibreglass boat manufacturer, Steber International has joined with global defence service supplier, Austability in a partnership that could further boost regional employment opportunities. In opening Austability’s regional office in Taree, relationships manager, Graham Gilkison said: “the partnership stands to help boost local employment and I give ex-servicemen and women, law enforcement and emergency […]

Largest Steber vessel under construction

Steber International has embarked on its most ambitious project to date – an 18.5m (61ft) fisheries research vessel for the Government of Mauritius. This is the largest vessel yet constructed by the Taree-based fibreglass boat manufacturer. So large in fact, with the fully enclosed flybridge, that the project will need to be finished on the […]