Currently under refit at Pendennis 2017
Launched 2009 (photography Cory Silken)
Endless pool (photography Cory Silken)
With social area, Tender storage and launch (photography Cory Silken)
State-of-the-art navigation equipment(photography Cory Silken)
(photography Cory Silken)
All bespoke fabrication was completed at Pendennis (photography Cory Silken)
(photography Cory Silken)
At the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall
(photography Cory Silken)

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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 is currently onsite at Pendennis having minor engineering and survey works completed. Her hull has been repainted to midnight blue, a stark contrast to her previous unique green hull.




Year of Build



Motor Yacht

Naval Architect

Burness Corlett & Partners, Pendennis

Exterior Styling

Liebowitz & Pritchard

Interior Design

Liebowitz & Pritchard, Pendennis




54.9m (180.12ft)


9.8m (32.81ft)


3.50m (11.48ft)


700 tons

Pendennis Refit Year


Pendennis Refit Location



It was my pleasure to have been associated with the Pendennis Shipyard new build motor yacht STEEL project and work with their dedicated and creative staff. The atmosphere was very relaxed and provided the client with a comfortable and enjoyable experience resulting in a fine product
Owner's Representative - STEEL