Home' Ausmarine : Jan 2010 Contents The Steber 38 appears to be an extremely
popular model, both for commercial and
semi commercial applications, as well as
for recreational use.
Mark Coates, a qualified marine
electrician is the owner of the latest
launching. Following delivery, this new
Steber 3800 Utility Sports Cruiser, will be
operating from Pittwater in Sydney. The
vessel is constructed to Survey and has
been delivered with some work for the
owner to complete in his own time to his
own high standards.
A number of Steber's clients/prospects
have input into the layout of their vessels
to suit their particular needs (customised
layout) whilst having the ability to
complete some aspects of their boat
Commercial operators have slow periods
due to bad weather and other
circumstances during which time the
installation of additional equipment and
the upgrading of the fitout can take place,
as time and funds permit.
The 3800 series of models with a short
cabin is ideally suited for fishing, charter,
rescue, police and patrol work, whilst the
larger cabin with or without a flybridge is
suited for overnight accommodation when
crews require extended periods at sea. All
have the advantage of a large cockpit deck
and the latest technology.
The as-yet-unnamed FRP vessel has an
overall length of 12.2 metres on a
3.84-metre beam with a draught of one
metre. Displacing 11.5 tonnes, the vessel is
powered by twin Yanmar 6LPA-STP main
engines, each rated at 235kW, with twin ZF
80A gearboxes, giving it a top speed of 27
knots and a cruising speed between 18 and
22 knots with excellent cornering and
Auxiliary power is developed by a single
Onan 5kVA generator set while the vessel
has a HyDrive steering system.
Carrying 1,350 litres of fuel, the vessel
has a range of 350 nautical miles.
The next vessel to be launched from the
Steber International plant will be a 3800 for
the New South Wales Department of
Environment and Climate Change, in
Class 2B Survey with capabilities of
travelling to and from Lord Howe Island.
Ausmarine looks forward to reporting on
sea trials on this vessel in the next issue.
For further information contact:
Steber International, New South Wales.
PH: (02) 6552 2577, FX: (02) 6551 0344,
'Steber 3800 Utility Cruiser'
Type of vessel:
Electronics supplied by:
Pittwater, New South Wales
New South Wales
2 x Yanmar 6LPA-STP,
2 x P&W Engineering,
1 x Onan 5kVA
1 x Muir anchor winch
January 2010 AUSMARINE
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