Steeler blog: Live from our Shipyard X

Ocean Camp exploring the Med which results in marvelous photographs.


Sea-trials 65 S Flyfish. More coming soon...


Today we delivered the Steeler Explorer 50 Pilothouse “Caledonia” to its owners.


Caledonia is fully equipped for longer journeys at sea and she is currently en route to Kiel, Germany from where she will mostly explore the Baltic Sea. Trips along the German Coast, Denmark, Sweden and Norway are scheduled for her and most likely other destinations will follow.

We want to thank the owners for a wonderful construction period in which we could demonstrate that we are truly capable of fulfilling their personal wishes and building the yacht of their dreams.

First 43S-design hull almost completed. What a beauty.


Flyfish 65 reaches highest point!


Today the impressive mast was placed on the Flyfish 65 S-design, completing her impressive looks.

Flyfish 65 S-design nearing completion


Launch of 41 S-design with “Flying Chairs”


Steeler Yachts launched a very special edition of the Steeler 41 S-design this week! Together with the owner, the Steeler design team developed “Flying Chairs” for a Flybridge experience in a “coupe” design motoryacht. In combination with a second steering position mounted on the roof and a bimini top, the concept allows the owner and his wife to enjoy their cruises in the open air!  

The same comfortable chairs,  upholstered in luxurious leather, can also be used in the salon or in the cockpit.  

Perfect example of a project that reflects our reason for being … if you can dream it … we love to make it!  

Please note the happy faces on the photos ..  

More pictures of 41 S-design “Sunray” on our website soon.

Rotterdam – Gibraltar... on one fuel tank?
Yes, Steeler S-design can!


Our claim that our patented S-design is far superior in terms of fuel efficiency has already been proven but this is a special milestone for our shipyard : When 59 S-design “Ocean Camp” reached Gibraltar last week after travelling 1250 nautical miles, her total fuel consumption had been 3325 liters, 83 % of her total fuel capacity of 4000 ltrs. This translates to 2.66 liters per nautical mile during a trip that included a crossing of the Biscay Gulf and 7 Beaufort wind with 4 meter waves heading down from the southwest coast of the UK.

Apart from the low fuel consumption, the NG59 impressed her owners on their maidentrip with cruising in utmost stability and comfort. The pictures on our website of a relaxed captain in the middle of a jungle of waves speak for themselves.

In the meantime, the ‘Ocean Camp’ has reached Ibiza on her trip from Amsterdam to the Cannes Yachting Festival.

The Cannes Yachting Festival starts September 11th upto the 16th. Please visit Ocean Camp at stand PAN028!

Our “First Star” finally touched base in homeport Seattle.


After a journey crossing the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and cruising the pacific on a RO-RO transport vessel, “First Star” arrived on time.

The boat will undergo beautiful journeys in Puget Sound and other surrounding waters, more pictures will follow soon!

Ocean Camp rocking the waves


in Dover Strait and experiencing thrilling ‘Meets & Greets’with dolphins and whales!

Launch 43 S-design with twin Yanmar 110 PS ...


almost ready for efficient, stable and ‘sprayless’ cruising on the MED!

Launch 52 S “Blue Print”


35 knots with twin Cummins QSB 6.7 ltr with Zeus pods .. spectacular performance and so easy to manoeuvre. Further photo’s soon!

65 S “Li-Janne” leaving IJmuiden..


60 tonnes steel @ 14 knots with just twin 410’s ... S-design hull .. QED!

Courtesy visit to May Lillian, moored in Darthaven


together with Michael Miller from Imperial Motoryachts. Great athmosphere, great place to visit. Big thanks to Ian for his hospitality and being the local Steeler ambassador!

Steeler 59 S ‘Ocean Camp’


Crossing Gulf of Biscay on her way to the Cannes Yachting Festival, 11-16 September 2018.
Bon Voyage!

Steeler Yachts “First Star” en route towards Seattle, Washington.

The first Steeler NG40 should arrive in the United States approximately around the 31st of July. We are very happy with this first delivery to the United States and hopefully the owners will make beautiful trips with her in the waters surrounding Seattle!

57 S-line May Lilian


57 S-line May Lilian gespot bij Weymouth UK

NG40 First Star


Tested by Dag Pike, Time Inc journalist testing the First Star. At age 85 he is working on his 53rd book.. this time on Hull design

59 S-line ‘Ocean Camp’


59 S-line ‘Ocean Camp’ moored at destination Copenhagen



Steeler Yachts introduces new ‘Next Generation’ models with unique “steep high flare’ bow.

The addition to the NG line announced last year has resulted in the launch of the first 57 footer 'new style' in June. The most striking changes compared to the familiar NG models are the steep, high flare bow and the new design of the extended wheel house with continuous, all-around windows.

During the trials in the Wadden Sea there was a moderate wind with a wave height of around 1 metre. Despite the calm weather conditions, the effects of the sharp bows were clearly perceivable: no bow wave and no spray. Sailing slowly at an inland waterway speed of 9 km/hour the two Cummins diesels consumed 6 litres of fuel per hour with a noise level of 49 (!) decibels. At a hull speed of 9 knots, this steel version of the NG57 consumed 45 litres of fuel (5 litres a nautical mile/2.7 litres a kilometre) with a measured noise level of 57 decibels. At this speed the additional cost of the double engines is earned back through fuel savings in 2,000 sailing hours at the current fuel prices. The top speed in the Wadden Sea was over 15 knots, a result of the customer's choice for optional double motors with Cummins QSB 6.7 480 HP. With the standard Cummins QSB 6.7L 305 HP the yacht will be able to achieve its efficient hull speed of 9.7 knots under virtually all conditions. The NG57 S is CE A certified.

Hans Webbink, owner of Steeler Yachts: "These new models, of which the 57 footer is the first, build on the successful design of the NGs but continue a trend that was started by Steeler Yachts itself with the introduction of the Panorama Flatfloor, singled out as European Powerboat of the Year 2015. They have space and light on board, an open layout, unprecedented sailing qualities in terms of fuel consumption, speed, noise, stability and spray."

The new hull form and superstructure have a favourable effect on a number of aspects that all happen to start with a 'S': space, spray, speed, safety and seaworthiness. That explains why a 'S' will be added to the NG logo. These S-line models will therefore be produced with more standard equipment.
Not steep bow, not flare bow, but steep bow with 'high flare'
The new hull form of the NG S-line models is a further developed derivative of the hull form of the Panorama FF, acclaimed by all as being 'cutting-edge'. The sharp cutting angle of the bows and the higher spray rail minimise the bow wave, which results in lower fuel consumption and much less spray. The high flare provides extra protection against spray in extreme weather conditions.

Wheelhouse longer and higher for maximum level floor accommodation
The overall length of the cockpit and wheelhouse is 8.90 metres, which is unprecedented in this length category. This generates a level floor 'entertainment area' that makes virtually any conceivable layout possible.

Open layout for maximum experience of space and communication
This NG57 S has two accommodation levels with an owner's cabin amidships, covering the full breadth, and of course with its own bathroom. There is another very spacious cabin in the forecastle with its own bathroom and a living room over the entire breadth and a seating corner. A notable aspect is that the wheelhouse and accommodation area have an open connection to each other rather than being separated by a partition. The windows in the hull and the hardened glass ceiling panels ensure that all of the compartments have plenty of natural light and that there is contact with the water and surroundings all around.

Webbink: "Steeler is continuing to custom-build the interior for every customer and this also applies to the first NG57 S, in which optimum use is made of the interior space down to the last square millimetre in keeping with the customer's specific requirements.
Introduction of new NG S-Line models
The construction of a number of sold NG S-Line models is in full flow and the following are in the starting blocks for the coming year: NG36 S: completion in July 2016; NG41 S: start construction in July 2016; NG50 S (steel): start construction in August 2016; NG50 S OFFSHORE (aluminium): start construction in Q4 2016; NG52 S OFFSHORE (aluminium): start construction Q4 2016. The NG and the NG S-line models are made of steel (displacer) or aluminium (planing)

Available as standard with Cummins QSB 6.7 litre 305 HP engine, a bow thruster, central heating, Flexiteek cabin floor, electric anchor winch, PUR insulation, 5000 W combination converter, 10 batteries, completely fitted kitchen, two bathrooms with shower and electric Planus toilets, Corian tops in the galley and bathrooms, double glazing throughout, including panorama windows in the hull, audio/TV and LED lighting with dimmer switches. The layout (three cabins as standard) and the choice of wood types and upholstery are according to customer specification and without any additional charges.

Hull built with < 3mm tolerance; preservation and spraying: under the supervision of an independent surveyor, minimum gloss level 95 GU.

Construction number 1 features options including the following: Twin Cummins QSB 6.7 480s, hydraulic tender garage with Williams launch system and Jet Tender 280, hydraulic telescope radar mast, MagnusMaster stabilisers (also suitable for navigating in inland waterways), comprehensive YachtControl navigation and ship management system.