There have been many examples over the years of the service longevity delivered by vessels manufactured by Steber International.
The photograph above is a simple illustration of that fact. It shows three Steber’s currently in use with the Republic of Mauritius.
They are (from left to right): the 41ft Maustral, launched in October, 1986 (35 years old); the 47ft Sphyrna II, launched in March, 1989 (32 years old) and the 61ft Investigator II, launched in November, 2019 – the largest vessel yet to be built by the company.
All three are research and training vessels operated by the Mauritius Ministry of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping.
Steber General manager, Alan Steber said: “This is not only another great export success but it’s an example of how our manufacturing methods and workmanship ensures clients’ gain maximum use of their vessels both in performance and longevity”.
“It’s a cliched term in this day and age but our vessels truly do stand the test of time”, Alan said.
Steber International continues to supply ongoing support with spare part procurement, technical and training support – a hallmark of the company’s after sales service.
Investigator II can spend up to 20 days at sea exploring new fishing grounds, thanks to its extended fuel tanks and five cabins to sleep up to 12 crew and trainees.
The two smaller vessels each carry a crew of six are used for more localised research and training missions.