The Solö Aqua Cabin was a modification of the Solö Cabin (Sea Chaser II)
designed by Einar Runius
. At the end of 1964, the first boats with the then new stern drive were built parallel to the Solö Cabin. The addition of the name "Aqua" reveals that she was one of the first sports boats of the time to be equipped with the revolutionary Volvo Aqua Drive.
From the outside, both versions are difficult to distinguish. Unlike the Solö Cabin, the stern drive boats have a round porthole behind the two side windows of the Cabin. Alternatively, looking at the transom provides clarity.
The stern drive then also became standard for the successors Sea Chaser Aqua de Luxe/Solö Aqua Lyx
, Royal Cruiser I/Solö Lyx II
and Royal Cruiser I/Solö Lyx III
About twice as many boats were built of the Solö Aqua Cabin as of the Solö Cabin with shaft drive.
The naming of the model reflects the problems of the time. While in Swedish the name is given as Solö (Aqua) Cabin (or also Kabin), in English-speaking countries the name Sea Chaser II or Sea Chaser II Aqua was used. The name "Royal Cruiser
" was only used for later models