|Year of production||1952-1964|
|Fuel (l)||75 - 130|
|Number of boats||2.800 - alle Solö-Serien|
The Solö Ruff was an elegant 24-feet cabin cruiser with inboard and shaft drive. With this boat Storebro started the production of about 2,800 boats of all Solö boats. The boat was a great sales success and made the name of the shipyard widely known. In addition to the shipyard, the Solö Ruff was also a great success for its dealer Gösta Berg and for the engine supplier Volvo Penta. Storebro became the biggest customer of Volvo Penta at times.
When the Solö Ruff came on the market in 1952, the hull length was specified with about 6.85 meters. Outer mark of the boats built until 1953 are the two round portholes in the hull to port and starboard and the single side window of the helm station. At least since 1954, the hull length is specified with 7.00 meters and the width with 2.00 meters. From the autumn of 1955, the length is 7.10 meters with a constant width of 2.00 meters. At the end of 1958, another version for double-engine and with comfortable cabin and toilet is offered parallel to the existing version. The hulls of these ships were 7.35 meters long and 2.46 meters wide. The dimensions of the hull are very similar to the dimensions of Svanö. These ships stand out due to slightly changed proportions. The production was probably intended among other things for the American market and took place in 1958/1959. At the end of production, the length of the classic model grew again from 7.10 meters to 7.25 meters in length and 2.25 meters in width. These measurements are valid at least from 1963 to 1964.
A very famous customer and owner of a Solö Ruff was the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren.
After grounding and repair she wrote these thankful words:
Various names of the various solo ruff variants circulate on the Internet. Sometimes the boats are called Solö Ruff 1-4. However, this distinction was not made by the shipyard. Nevertheless, there are visual differences with which the ships can be assigned to specific periods.
The table below is based on existing data and does not claim to be complete or correct (additional information or suggestions for correction are welcome).
|No. of cylinders||4||4||4||4||4||8||4||4|
|Engine output (kw/(HP))||33 - 41/|
(45 - 56)
|31/(42)||37/(50)||29/(40)||14 - 29/|
(19 - 39)
|53 - 74/|
(72 - 100)
|37 - 63/|
(50 - 85)
|46 - 74/|
(63 - 100)
Volvo-data was taken from the Volvo Penta engine-database
* All variants of this engine