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Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Biscay


Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic

Technical Data
Year of production1985-1992
1988-1991
L.o.a. (m)10.23
Beam (m)3.77
Draft (m)1.10
Height above waterline (m)4.35 - max.
3.45 - with folded rad.arch
Freeboard front (m)1.15
Freeboard aft (m)1.05
Displacement (t)7
Fuel (l)2 x 500
Water (l)2 x 200
HullGRP
Number of boats172 - Biscay
22 - Adriatic
  Remarks  
Concept
The Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 was the first model in a completely new design line from Storebro. The new design line reinterpreted the sporty elegant design and allows significantly more space below deck. The hull construction was based on previous developments.
The SRC 340 was intended as the successor to the SRC 34, which had been produced for 23 years. A Biscay and Adriatic versions were planned, similar to the SRC 31. The new design broke strongly with that of the old SRC 34 and caused very different reactions. While lovers of wooden ships or wooden look rejected the ship, it was received very positively by new customers and customers of the older SRC 31.
The flybridge model of the Biscay version was the most popular model of the series. According to the price list the flybridge was offered as an extra. In fact, I know of only one boat (S/N 3176) that was delivered without flybridge. But also, this boat was later equipped with a flybridge. The Adriatic version was much less in demand.

Altogether the SRC 340 was a great success with 194 boats built. The SRC 340 was then replaced by the SRC 380 in 1991.

Motors
At the start of production, two motorization alternatives were available. One was the Volvo Penta TAMD60C with 176 kw (240 hp) each and the Volvo Penta TAMD40B with 116 kw (158 hp). While the first 17 ships were equipped with Volvo Penta TAMD60Cs, the TAMD40Bs were never used.
In 1986 the newly introduced TAMD41A with 141 kw (192 hp) was offered.
A speciality was the SRC 340 Biscay with the serial number 3505, which for test purposes was the only SRC 340 to be equipped from the shipyard with Volvo Penta KAMD 42 with 164 kw (223 hp).

In total, slightly equal numbers of ships with 6x and 41 engines were built. However, it became apparent in everyday life that the ships with the TAMD41 engines, which were then loaded for a holiday, were somewhat underpowered. The TAMD60C and in particular the TAMD61A with 218 kw (296 hp) offered from 1987 onwards represented the more harmonious motorisation. However, with these engines the characteristics of the hull construction were exhausted. The fact that Volvo Penta announced to its customer Storebro that it would develop even more powerful engines at the same size caused Storebro to think about new hull designs. The result was the hulls of the SRC 380 and SRC 420 with propeller tunnels.
Miscellaneous

The SRC 340 was an exceptionally well-planned ship. Already during the construction of the prototype many components were completely removed and rebuilt. For example, the pantry element planned at the drawing table is considered to be much easier to build than the CAD planned element that was later installed in the SRC 380. Also, the below deck mounted anchor catapult fore was already developed during the construction of the prototype.

  • The Storebro 340 represented a completely new design line, which was then extended with the SRC 400 and SRC 470.
  • The Adriatic-variant was the development of the SRC 31 Adriatic. But it was also the last ship with open cockpit from Storebro. If you look at the picture of the 340 Adriatic, which shows the ship from diagonally astern, you can see a discreet correspondence of the design with last produced boats from NordWest.
  • SRC 340 Adriatic: image 1 of 1 thumb
    SRC 340 with aft-cabin
    After the presentation of the layout-option in 1991 at least two Adriatic were built as Adriatic/Baltic (which means they were equipped with an aft cabin). For this, the base of the seats was extended beyond the cockpit on the starboard side.
  • The Adriatic had window frames made of stainless-steel while the Biscay only had aluminium frames. The stainless-steel frames were later only installed at the SRC 730 or the SRC 465/475/515-models.
  • A very popular owner of a SRC 340 was His Majesty, the Swedish King, who owned an Adriatic with the hull number 3285 from 1989.
  • SRC 340 Biscay: image 1 of 1 thumb
    Half model of the SRC 340
    For presentation purposes Storebro built a half SRC 340 Biscay. It was the complete half starboard side of the boat including the engine and all other details. This boat was shown in America and other countries. After some time, the boat was scrapped and doesn't exist anymore.


2020-03-05
  Photos and images  
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Biscay
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Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Biscay without flybridge
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Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic
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Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic Baltic with aft cabin
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Images of the production in Storebro
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Additional Photos
 Engines 
EnginesVolvo Penta
TAMD40B
Volvo Penta
TAMD60C
Volvo Penta
TAMD41A
Volvo Penta
TAMD61A
Volvo Penta
TAMD41B
Production1983-19861983-19871986-19891986-19951989-1993
FuelDieselDieselDieselDieselDiesel
Stroke44444
No. of cylinders66666
Bore (mm)92.0098.4392.0098.4392.00
Stroke (mm)901209012090
Compression ratio21:116:116:115:117,5:1
Displacement (l)3.595.483.595.483.59
Engine output (kw/(HP))121/(165)112 - 184/
(152 - 250)
147/(200)225/(306)107 - 147/
(145 - 200)
Rotations (1/min)36001600-2800380028002500-3800

Volvo-data was taken from the Volvo Penta engine-database
Attention:
The values given in the motor diagrams below are measured values of individually equipped ships. The measured values can vary depending on the equipment as well as the wind and temperature conditions. These values do not indicate a binding property, but can only serve as indications.
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 Statistics 
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  Technical development  
Changes from
s/n
Year Pic.
'85'86'87'88'89'90'91
Access to the engine compartment via folding stairs from the pantry.
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD60C (240 hp).
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD41A (192 hp).
The GRP element of the floor tub in the WC room is extended to the level of the washbasin.
2-part sliding door instead of 3-piece folding door to the cockpit.
New steering console on the flying bridge with more space for the installation of navigation equipment (like SRC 470).
Changes from
s/n
Year Pic.
'85'86'87'88'89'90'91
Change the logo. Instead of simple "S", a two-part wood element is used, which shows an "S" between the elements.
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD61A (296 hp).
Completion of the railing in the aft area of the cockpit.
Biscay: Change of the aluminum profile of the windows. Changing the division of the windows in the decksalon. Eliminate the oblique strut in the driver's field of vision.
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD41B (192 hp).
Change of Lewmar Hatches from Ocean to Low Profile.
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 Brochures, flyerLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Biscay - Flyer 1985gbStorebro Royal Cruiser 340 BiscayPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic / Biscay - Brochure 1986deStorebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic / Biscay
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic / Biscay - Brochure 1987deStorebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic / Biscay
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic / Biscay - Brochure 1988gbStorebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic / BiscayPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic / Biscay - Brochure 1990deStorebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic / Biscay
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic / Biscay - Brochure 1990gbStorebro Royal Cruiser 340 Adriatic / BiscayPDF - Download only for registered users
PricelistsLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Biscay - Pricelist 1985deNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 69 - Pricelist 1986seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - Nr. 70 - Pricelist 1986se/enNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Biscay - Pricelist 1989deNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 - No. 79 - Pricelist 1991seNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Pricelist 1993deNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Pricelist 1994deNot for public download
ManualsLowHi
SWF interval relay 12/24V1987seNot for public download
SRC 340 Biscay - Owner´s Manual1989enPDF - Download only for registered usersPDF - Download only for registered users
Complete brochuresLowHi
Storebro Bruks AB - Complete brochure 1985enPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Complete brochure 1990en
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Complete brochure 1992en
Storebro - Technical documentsLowHi
SRC 340 Biscay - General arrangement and equipment drawing0-5607-00121986en
SRC 340 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 41A1986enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 340 Biscay - Transportdocument2-5650-00031986enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 340 Biscay - 12V Wiring Diagram (VP TAMD41A)1-5608-00071987en
SRC 340 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 611987enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 340 Biscay - 12V Wiring Diagram (VP TAMD41A)1-5608-00091988en
SRC 340 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta KAMD 42 (S/N 3505)1991enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 340 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 41B1991enPDF - Download only for registered users
Technical brochures - ManualsLowHi
Volvo Penta KAMD42A - ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta KAMD42A - ManualsePDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta TAMD41A/B MS4A - ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta TAMD61/62/63/71/72 - ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta TAMD61/62/63/71/72 - ManualdePDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta TAMD61/62/63/71/72 - Workshop Manualen
Technical brochuresLowHi
Twin Disc MG 502/MG 502-1 brochureenPDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta - Program 1989en
Volvo Penta KAMD 42A - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta TAMD 41B - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta TAMD 60C - Productflyerde
Volvo Penta TAMD 61A - Productflyeren
ReviewsLowHi
Motoryacht Int. - SRC 340 Adriatic - Review dePDF - Download only for registered users
Motoryacht Int. - SRC 340 Adriatic - Review sePDF - Download only for registered users
MBY 02/86 - SRC 340 Biscay - Review 1986PDF - Download only for registered users
Power and Motoryacht - SRC 340 Biscay - Review 1987us
boote - SRC 340 Biscay - Review 1989dePDF - Download only for registered usersPDF - Download only for registered users
Boat Int. 08/90 - SRC 340 Adriatic - Review 1990enPDF - Download only for registered users
Båtnyt 05/92 - SRC 340 Biscay - Review 1992dkPDF - Download only for registered users
Praktiskt Båtägande - SRC 340 Biscay - Review 2018se
Multimedia documentsLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Biscay1985
Storebro Royal Cruiser 340 Biscay2019
Newspaper articlesLowHi
Dagens PS - SRC 340 Adriatic2020
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