The Bootswerft (boat yard) Steinlechner is closely connected with the name of Dr. Manfred Curry, one of the most famous German (with US passport) sailors until today. Yes - youre right: He is the one who invented
the Curry Cleats. Dr. Manfred Curry took part in about 1.500 races - and he won most of them. He is the author of basic books about sailing and racing like The Aerodynamics of Sails He was one of the first sailors
who introduced a scientific and systematic approach, adapting the hydraulic and aerodynamic knowledge of that time.
Allready in 1911 the boat yard Steinlechner built the Sonderklasse Yacht Marion III for Dr. Charles Emerson Curry (the father of Dr. Manfred Curry). A very interesting and detailed article about this yacht and the
construction can be found in the Journal Die Yacht of 1913, Page 534-538. Please refer to http://www.yachtsportarchiv.de/zeitschrift.htm to read about the construction details, costs and materials.
Later the Steinlechners built the skiffs and dinghies for Dr. Manfred Curry. Boats with revolutionary design and details (http://www.radler-paradies.de/paradies/DrCurry.htm).
More a curiosity is a fact that the floating home of Curry was moored at the Steinlechner boat yard (Die Yacht, 1931, 45).
A short research in the Yachtsportregister shows other famous historic yachts and boats built by Steinlechner in the last century (http://www.fky.org/yachtregister.htm):