Australia: Marine Rescue NSW Conducts Commissioning Ceremony for Steber 38


Marine Rescue Iluka Yamba NSW conducted the commissioning ceremony for their new Steber 38 rescue vessel on the 9 September.

The vessel IY30 was proudly commissioned in the presence of volunteers and general public.  Chris Elford of Steber International was present during the ceremony.  Kay Cottee AO christened the vessel with the traditional pouring of champagne.

About Steber

Steber International is a family owned business operating on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia. The business was founded in 1946 originally producing timber clinker hull boats, Steber International changed to fiberglass (FRP) construction in 1959 and is considered as one of the pioneers in the construction of fibreglass vessels in Australia. The company has remained at the forefront of the industry and is now regarded as the premium manufacturer of commercial fibreglass vessels and composite components.

Operations were originally based in Brookvale, Sydney. The company relocated to their present position in 1974. The development and manufacture of larger vessels in the 70′s brought about a business decision to phase out the production of  run abouts, and produced solely pleasure and commercial vessels ranging from 6 metres to 15.8 metres.

In the 1990s the business diversified even more into the industrial composite industry with a commitment to continual improvement through research and development obtaining the latest technology.

The company prides itself on quality and customer service with a diverse highly skilled workforce qualified in ship and boat building, engineering, electrical, and composite technology. They operate within its integrated management system encompassing Quality Assurance to ISO9001, Occupational Health and Safety and Environment.

They are committed to environmental sustainability and as part of our passion for sustainability we have a program of constantly reducing waste, minimizing power consumption and engaging all its employees as part of the process.

The Steber manufacturing plant is on a 4 acre site with approximately 2 acres under cover. The facility has designated areas of composite manufacture, construction, fitout, engineering, sheet metal (stainless steel and aluminium) and internal cabinetry, furniture and upholstery manufacturing facilities.

Its core business of composite component manufacture is all undertaken in its climate controlled factory ensuring all laminating is carried out within humidity and temperature parameters allowing 24 hour production when required.

They believe in helping to develop its community and actively participate in industry groups. This is evident with Alan Steber being a Director of the Boating Industry Association and the Australian International Marine Export Group.

Source: Steber, October 11, 2011