Stainless steel for ships

Stainless steel is the clear choice for use in marine environments – particularly for vessels that are ever lighter, stronger and easier to clean and maintain. It is also the accepted reference material for strong and corrosion-resistant sailing hardware (winches, rigging screws, anchors, cleats, carabiner snap hooks and cables).

Exceptional corrosion resistance and strength

Stainless steel’s superior corrosion resistance, lightweight and high strength make it the best choice for safe and efficient transportation. Forta is used in ships and tankers, Duplex for tailored cargo tanks and Ultra for flue-gas cleaning units.

Benefits in using stainless steel in ships


  • Chemical tankers
  • Commercial ships/cruisers
  • Leisure watercraft
  • Sailing hardware


  • Reduced weight
  • High strength
  • Excellent corrosion resistance

Recommended reading

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Duplex in cleaning up flue gas emissions

Case Stainless Steel Yachts

Maximal performance with duplex stainless steel

Case Valmet flue-gas cleaning units

Stainless solution for greener ships

Case offshore patrol vessel

Ship made for rough seas

Recommended products

Quarto plate
Hot rolled coil, strip and plate
Cold rolled coil, strip and sheet


Stainless for Chemical Tankers - Brochure
Environmental product declaration - Cold rolled
Environmental product declaration - Hot rolled
BRE – Certified environmental product declaration (EPD) – Stainless steel reinforcing bar – Outokumpu Sheffield
Safety information sheet for stainless steel in Europe
RoHS 2018
A selection of Stainless steel complying with BASTA and BVB
Enhanced efficiency with duplex stainless steel in pressure vessels
Stainless steels for flue gas cleaning