leading in the construction of sailing yachts for more than 65 years
The passion for adventure and the thrill of discovery explain the special commitment of our family to shipbuilding for three generations. The enthusiasm for sailing underlines our philosophy of a constant pursuit of the “ideal product”. A yacht that combines functionality, aesthetics and sportiveness in an optimal way. True to this philosophy, we set high quality standards for our SUNBEAM YACHTS. We pay the greatest attention to the workmanship even in inaccessible places, as this indicates the quality concept of a shipyard better than anything else. As a result, you will have more pleasure sailing.
Advantage based on tradition
The Schöchl family founded their carpentry business in Mattsee/Salzburg/Austria as early as 1838. Since that time, we have been striving for the highest level of quality. More than 180 years of experience in wood processing and more than 65 years in the development, planning and design of yachts has made us one of the leading shipyards in Europe.
The SUNBEAM history and its groundbreaking events
Nomination of the SUNBEAM 32.1 as Yacht of the Year
SUNBEAM 22.1: Winner of the “HISWA Boat of the Year” Award.
“Salzburg Regional Award for Marketing, Communication and Design”.
1995: Award of the “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the trade sector.
Bestowal of the “Austrian National Herald” as an award for the leading company in the region; for sustainable management, effective staff management and strong customer orientation
1992: First exports to Japan
1980: Foundation of the company branch Yachting Schöchl Italia.
1985: Expansion of export to the U.S.A. and Japan.
The first series production of keelboats starts