Innovation is a big word – often used but rarely lived up to. At Steeler we don’t see innovation as a goal in itself but as an integral part of finding new ways to meet the particular wishes of individual clients. It’s never easy to do things differently – if it was, someone else would have already done so! Finding solutions to your requirements involves lots of thought and leveraging on our experience as sailors as well as boatbuilders. Once our incredible craftsmen get to work, this ultimately results in advanced, practical and feasible answers that offer you a truly memorable time onboard.
A typical example of how we do things differently at Steeler Yachts is our fully patented and truly innovative S-design hull. This revolutionary concept was developed based on our knowledge, a wealth of client input and the ambition to make the best hull possible in terms of fuel consumption, comfort and space… In other words, the primary factors that are crucial for those who appreciate quality.
Unveiled in 2017, the S-design hull combines the elegant design elements for which Steeler is famed with a steep high-flared bow. This gives you faster hull speeds with reductions in fuel use of up to 40%. A fine example came with the maiden voyage of the 59-foot Ocean Camp to Gibraltar in the summer of 2018. She consumed just 3325 litres of fuel in travelling 1250 nm: 2.66 litres per nm at 7 knots on a trip that included crossing the Bay of Biscay, force 7 winds and 4-metre waves.
Ocean Camp gave those onboard a very comfortable ride too. Like all S-design yachts, the razor-sharp entry level of the bow keeps any wake spray to an absolute minimum while also reducing resistance. And the high flair of the S-design adds a great deal of interior volume, offering you the space you deserve to make the most of your time below deck too.
The S-design hull is available in steel as a long-range cruiser and in aluminium if you are looking for a high performance yacht. We have also created a distinctive S-design trawler line, available in steel or aluminium (see our latest model in action here). All benefit from maximum seaworthiness and stability.
The introduction of the S-design hull follows on the heels of many other firsts for Steeler. Here are just a few of the more recent innovations we have pioneered – and some of the recognitions we received from our yachting industry peers in return:
Every Steeler tells a story and features new innovations to suit your needs. Let’s build something special together and add your yacht to this list!