The Storebro Royal Cruiser 355 represented the entry-level model of the product range from 1995 onwards.
After termination of the production of the SRC 31
and the SRC 340
, the shipyard was looking for a new entry into the Storebro product range. Based on the concept of the SRC 31, a simpler and more flexible concept should be created, which should inspire new customers for Storebro.
Due to different opinions in the company and increased demands on comfort, the concept of the Storebro Royal Cruiser 355 came into being. Originally planned as 345, it later became one foot longer. The ship was actually, based on the layout, the compact successor of the SRC 36
. The volume of the ship was more comparable to that of the SRC 380
. The price of the ship was below that of the SRC 380, but well above that of the SRC 340.
The design of the ship was an elegant evolution of the previous series. A slightly more rounded construction of the foredeck and the curved window of the deck salon were the features of the very attractive ship.
Unlike her bigger sisters, the SRC 380 and SRC 420, she got a hull without propeller tunnels.
Originally, the ship was planned in three variants: with or without flybridge and a canal version with steering position on the aft deck. In fact, only the prototype was built without flybridge. In the flybridge version then the left, aft window of the salon was swapped for a plastic part with steps to the flybridge.
The channel variant presented in the brochures was never built.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the shipyard, the SRC 355 was launched as a jubilee edition
with a dark blue hull and gilded fittings in the sanitary area. According to current knowledge, three ships were built with this equipment.
Nobody's perfect: Again, and again small mistakes appear in the brochures. So, in the brochure from 1995 some pictures are still signed with "SRC 345".