The stunning 55m ice-class expedition yacht STEEL represents our largest volume project to date and one of the most original bespoke new build projects to be created at Pendennis.
Launched in early 2009, her elegant interior styling and robust exterior lines are the result of a collaboration between the yacht Owner, Pendennis and yacht designers Liebowitz & Pritchard Architecture + Yacht Design, whilst the naval architecture was completed by Burness Corlett & Partners in Southampton. Built to +100 AL Lloyds, 1a Ice Class, STEEL is also fully MCA compliant with long range capabilities.
The vessel employs state-of-the-art systems, fitout, and equipment – much of it bespoke. Built primarily in steel with aluminium deckhouse and upperworks, the 700ton vessel has a rounded stern underbody which effectively aids ship stability in following seas. At anchor, four Quantum Zero-Speed stabilisers attenuate roll substantially.
Exterior features include imposing high prow, functional “work deck” forward, hydraulic Rondal elevating crow’s nest, expansive sundeck, hydraulic side “beaches”, 29ft jet Owner’s tender (amongst others), active-current spa pool, sophisticated boarding systems, and sculptural rounded stern.
The yacht returned to Pendennis in 2016 for minor engineering and survey works. Her hull was repainted to midnight blue, a stark contrast to her previous unique green hull.