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STEELER NG 40

Many waterways lead to St. Tropez
And with the Steeler NG40 you can navigate them all

The Steeler NG40 will be seen mostly on lakes, rivers and coastal waters. That is no different from most 12-metre motor yachts. But the Steeler’s looks wouldn’t go amiss in the most exotic yachting marinas either. There’s something magical about the design and the elegance of the Steeler NG40. You could be forgiven for asking yourself why this yacht looks so much better than the average steel motor yacht. And that is not an easy question to answer. It is the sum of innumerable details topped off with a matter of good taste.

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You can view the various layouts and finishing materials to your heart's content at the 'under construction / delivered yachts' page. Here you will find a comprehensive photo set of all the Steelers that have been delivered and are under construction.


OWNERS ABOUT THE STEELER NG40

we were given the chance to make on-site additions to our wish list.

~ Evert-Jan and Tineke, NG40 ‘n Moment

It was really an easy choice at the time, as this boat fulfilled all our wishes: the outdoor feeling, the large, open sliding roof and awning over the stern cabin, and of course the design and beautiful curves that make this vessel a real trend-setter

Our first experience and contact was with Isabel, and it was such a good feeling that we thought: this is where we’re going to buy our boat. We were always welcomed during construction, to our surprise really, and we were kept informed of the planning. Even more importantly, we were given the chance to make on-site additions to our wish list. We had a very special experience with Hans Webbink: our boat was not finished yet, and Hans knew that my brother, who was seriously ill, would love to see the boat at our home in Naarden.

Hans did everything he could to achieve that, even with a plan to bring a similar boat to Naarden, but unfortunately it was too late. Apart from the Steeler management we were impressed with all the competent, professional employees at the shipyard, not only during construction but after completion as well. Any issues were quickly, professionally resolved, to the great credit of this shipyard.

The first newsletter about the Steeler NG 40 said that people watching on the quays got stiff necks from following the boat even after it had passed. And we shared their experience entirely. We were super proud when people at the marina were admiring our boat, and we were glad to allow them to admire its interior as well. We were proud being able to share our enjoyment of our Steeler!

We decided to buy a Steeler yacht because we were impressed from the start with its interplay of form, quality and price.

~ Uschi and Horst, NG40 ‘Gaudi’

We decided to buy a Steeler yacht because we were impressed from the start with its interplay of form, quality and price.

All our wishes and expectations from a yacht were duly noted, professionally implemented and even supplemented with additional ideas by the competent Steeler team. Our Steeler yacht, but indeed every Steeler yacht, is therefore unique in the truest sense of the word. The entire competent Steeler team, especially Hans Webbink, Isabel, Niels and Peter, always made time for us to hear our questions and wishes.

We want to thank all employees for our beautiful new Steeler NG40 Gaudi, and we are looking forward to the coming season.

After two boating seasons, we have nothing but praise for the shipyard that built this beautiful ship for us.

~ Family Bolkestein, NG40 ‘Linea’

We were at the HISWA te Water boating fair with friends to look at a certain boat, as we passed the Steeler stand and were pleasantly surprised by the boats on display.

Once inside, we immediately had them make a quote which, after some weeks of bargaining, became an order.

During the entire construction process we were given the opportunity to express our wishes, and we look back on the whole period with good feelings and great confidence in the shipyard and staff.

After completion, the shipyard continued to this day to actively assist and care for our boat and crew. We think this is a beautiful ship, and we are not the only ones, because people on the quay, harbour masters and bridge masters are of the same opinion. We are getting compliments all the time. After two boating seasons, we have nothing but praise for the shipyard that built this beautiful ship for us.
Congratulations!

In spite of all our wishes and changes, there were no surprises in terms of the surcharge, which was explained to us during meetings in a very transparent, detailed manner.

~ Gerrit and Wilma, NG40 ‘Baantje’

We were looking for a sleek, modern yacht for which we could design the interior ourselves. In light of past contacts and our preferences, it was an easy choice to go for Steeler, also because of the value for money. We were also very impressed with the short lines of communication and the no-nonsense attitude we found at Steeler.

We wanted to have a boat where a cooking and living area could be constructed at a single level. In addition we wanted to have 5 fixed beds. After talking to Hans, Isabel and Niels a few times, we were certain that our wishes could be fulfilled. They were all very enthusiastic, and they contributed lots of ideas to create the new boat in such a way that all of our wishes could be realised. Peter, who is Steeler's in-house interior builder, also considered it a great challenge to design a Steeler NG40 'Family': we all relied on him to be able to make some changes even during construction, for instance an oak kitchen.

In spite of all our wishes and changes, there were no surprises in terms of the surcharge, which was explained to us during meetings in a very transparent, detailed manner.

The end result: the boat that we always wanted but never thought we would ever get! During the past season we spent many weekends and even the summer holiday on 'Baantje', and we had lots of boating fun together with our friends and family. At first the boat is a very big place, and you need to get used to the size and behaviour of the boat, but practice makes perfect! We hope to continue to enjoy our boat for many years, and we are very happy that we will always be welcomed by Steeler if we have any questions.

We were very happy with being able to look at the skeleton interior fittings at the shipyard.

~ Fam. Heitmann, ‘Katharina von Raa’ NG40

I was looking on the Internet for a motor boat with open cockpit. I found 4 motor boats that I liked and therefore shortlisted. As the HISWA was being held in Amsterdam at the time, I made appointments with the shipyards for viewings. We didn't like these 4 vessels either because of their hull designs or because they were from companies who chartered out the boats but did not construct them and were simply brokers.

So at the HISWA we went from one motor boat to the next. All boats had something we didn't like. But this was never an obstacle for the salespeople: as we heard time and again: 'No problem, we'll change that, we'll fix that'. After having looked at all interesting boats, we went for a coffee to consider our decision. Our decision was: let's go to the harbour, seek out the boat that we do like and go on board. We didn't need to search for long in the harbour: we decided right away to choose the Steeler NG 40.

We went on board and immediately felt great there. We were most warmly welcomed by their friendly salespeople and - which was very important to us - they all spoke perfect German. The Steeler crew understood us, and we understood the Steeler crew. Our ideas and preferences were taken up very well by Niels and Peter, both of whom understood our thoughts very well.

We made an appointment in Steenwijk, where we put our ideas on paper once again, and quickly came to an agreement since we really wanted to have the Steeler boat. As our ideas and preferences had been carefully implemented on paper, we now needed to monitor and audit the construction process of our Steeler. Niels always informed us by email or phone about each stage of construction. We were informed immediately of any improvements and proposals during construction, and we could discuss these with the shipyard to see if we were happy with their proposals. As Steeler boats are not mass-produced but individually unique boats, new and improved ideas were circulated all the time.

We were very happy with being able to look at the skeleton interior fittings at the shipyard. Having the fittings before our eyes at a 1:1 scale enabled us to better understand everything we had previously seen on the drawings, so there were no problems making a few changes here and there.

Our first contact with the Steeler team was in Amsterdam. They were all very sympathic and friendly from the very first day, always ready with a smile and eager to act on our wishes. Since we only speak basic English it was a great thing for us that they all spoke perfect German. Niels and Peter were always professional contacts who knew their job. We can only congratulate the Steeler shipyard for having these two people on board.

Our wish was to have a motor boat that we could use to sail to Helgoland, into the Wadden Sea, and to Berlin.

It had to be seaworthy for the coastal waters, stand on the mudflat (Steeler made custom bilge keels for us to achieve that) and it shouldn't be too high so we could easily pass under bridges. All of these features are united in the Steeler NG40.

Since the Elbe river has a 5 nautical mile current at times, and unpleasant waves may arise when sailing against the current in windy weather, the vessel should have adequate engine power. On trips to Helgoland or on the Baltic it always felt good to have enough horsepower available.

When we sail the NG40 offshore on rough seas there is no doubt in our mind and we don’t see any risks due to the fact that she is very comfortable in these rough circumstances. We were very often complimented with our beautiful boat We are proud and happy to own a Steeler.

Niels Tuininga, general manager from Steeler Yachts: The ‘Katharina von Raa’ is being sailed under the most extreme sea conditions in which a category B certified yacht can be utilised. The feedback Steeler Yachts received from the Heitmann family, despite the fact that the NG40 is compatible with CE category B, resulted in modifications which provide even more comfort and safety at high seas. For Steeler Yachts the ‘Katharina von Raa’ contributes in further developing our yachts for which we are grateful to the Heitmann family for sharing their experiences.

From the day of completion of our Steeler NG 40 we have been getting countless admiring looks and compliments.

~ Dick and Anja, NG40 ‘Imagine’

We chose the Steeler NG since we fell in love with the design and the appeal of the boat. Other high-quality boats are undoubtedly on offer in this price segment, but the appearance of the Steeler NG made the difference.

We had years of boating experience on a somewhat smaller vessel, which however did not offer enough comfort to make longer trips. The Steeler NG 40 does offer the space to comfortably sail both domestic and foreign waters, even when the weather is a bit less friendly sometimes, such as during the early or late season. Over two seasons we have clocked 500 engine hours and covered a distance of nearly 5,000 km, in the Netherlands and Belgium for now. Our Steeler fully conforms to all our wishes.

The advantage of custom-built is that you can put lots of your own preferences and ideas into the project so you end up with a unique ship made entirely to your own taste, nearly without making any concessions, because that is what the standard prescribes.

In custom-built construction, you will be very closely involved in the construction process from the very first shipyard visit up to completion. It's not just about casually popping in to check progress from time to time, but about actually having a say in things on-site and making decisions at construction meetings. Your boating fun will start at the drawing table.

Custom-built means a very large degree of involvement in the construction process, so you personally get to know the whole Steeler team. We found that very positive, and it makes it very easy, even long after completion, to approach them with any issues that might arise.

From the day of completion of our Steeler NG 40 we have been getting countless admiring looks and compliments. On trips and in ports, people are eager to express their opinions about the ship and about our custom layout and interior, which only serves to confirm the choices that we made. Really nice!

Custom-built sometimes means experimenting with different layouts, new materials, different technical systems to make the boat truly our own. But it sometimes also leads to initial problems. However, all of those are resolved quickly, skilfully and in a very customer and service-oriented manner Love at first sight

The Steeler Yachts build process and associated Project Management is an exemplary example to all other boat builders.

~ Noel and Heather, NG40 ‘Seven7’

After 30 years of owning sailing yachts we (Noel and Heather Ingram) decided to drop sail and explore the inland waterways of the Netherlands. Our requirement was for a steel motor boat with a quality build comparable with that of our previous ocean going sailing yachts.

Also, we wanted to be able to impose our own ideas on the interior, so an agreed amount of customisation was a fundamental requirement. We had “dipped our toes” in the inland waterways of the Netherlands by purchasing a steel Dutch Aft Cabin Cruiser and now wanted to change to an aft cockpit cruiser with the saloon and cockpit on a single level. Our approach to yacht purchase is to do extensive research on suitable yachts based on a detailed list of requirements and then to reduce this to a shortlist of about six. This is the approach we were adapting when we looking for a new Dutch steel boat.

We were cruising from Geithoorn to Sneek when we passed some moored boats at Steenwijk. We were immediately attracted to the Steeler NG models we saw and doubled back for a closer look. They were certainly the nicest boats we had seen. We reduced our shortlist to two: a Jetten and a Steeler. Further research, a visit to Steeler Yachts and the Amsterdam Boat Show convinced us that a Steeler NG40 was the boat for us. Steeler Yachts was the most helpful of any boat builder we spoke to and honest about what we could achieve for our budget.

The final choice was easy because Steeler and their yachts stood head and shoulders above the rest of the competition.

We duly signed a Concept Construction Agreement for a Steeler NG40 in October 2013 for delivery in Spring 2015 and looked forward to getting involved in the interior design and customisation.

The build process was, as far as we were concerned, faultless and proceeded through the various stages according to the building plan. Regular visits were scheduled and updates and photographs supplied. Changes to the standard specification were suggested and agreed and the interior layout discussed during various visits to Steeler during the build. The knowledge and input of the Steeler team should not be under-estimated. All additional items were professionally researched by Steeler and the solutions excellent (e.g. selection, positioning and installation of Solar Panels). The Standard Specification is so extensive that very few extra items were required to satisfy our requirements list. The Steeler Yachts build process and associated Project Management is an exemplary example to all other boat builders.

We took delivery of our new Steeler NG 40, “Seven7”, during April 2015. The handover was just right and most enjoyable. Very few initial problems were encountered with the result we could sail the boat away almost immediately for our first cruise.

Our cruising to date has been mainly in Friesland and Overijssel. We use “Seven7” for holidays of 2/3 weeks duration, 3 or 4 times during the summer (April to October). We enjoy spending time on country moorings and our specification enables us to be free of shore facilities for extended periods.

Our experience so far has confirmed that we have selected the correct boat with an interior design that works well. We selected an engine upgrade to a Yanmar 6BY3 160hp and are more than pleased with the performance, reliability and frugal fuel consumption. We also installed Solar Panels in place of a sun roof and these enable all services to be used without the need for shore power. “Seven7” is an ideal size for the two of us to handle while still giving us all the creature comforts we want. The performance and handling is excellent and, together with the build quality, has more than lived up to our expectations.

The few problems that we have encountered have been resolved without question nor any expense to us. Early on we experienced a problem with the thrusters and these have been replaced with upgraded versions by Vetus. We have already enjoyed our time on “Seven7” and are looking forward to many more holidays and venturing further afield.

Steeler Yachts are the most professional and pleasant company we have ever been involved with. They have a philosophy of a “Partnership” rather than a “Client/Supplier” relationship and this results in a very satisfied customer and a superb boat designed to fit our requirements. This excellent attitude also filters down to their suppliers with the outcome of a well designed and engineered yacht.

The team at Steeler are very knowledgeable in what they do and their suggestions and recommendations will avoid any costly problems and design mistakes. This extends to everything, from choice of power unit to colour scheme and selection of soft furnishings.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Steeler Yachts to any potential boat owner and they should be top of a potential list of builders. Steeler Yachts are a special company producing a very special product.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 12.38 m.
Length waterline: 11.16 m.
Beam: 4.26 m.
Draft: 1.00 m.
Minimum clearance: 2.60 m.
Weight: 15.000 KG
Diesel: 500 ltr.
Water: 450 ltr.
Blackwater: 200 ltr.
Engine: Yanmar 4JH110 - 110 HP
CE classification: B
Construction: Steel




LAYOUT

Two layout suggestions with an owner's cabin, 1 or 2 guest cabins with 2 berths and 2 wet cells. For a customized interior lay-out our team is at your disposal.





Each steeler has full flexibility on lay out. Included within standard speci­cation and price

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