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Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay


Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Sportfisherman

Technical Data
Year of production1991-1999 - Biscay
1991-1992 - Sportfisherman
L.o.a. (m)11.43
Beam (m)3.77
Draft (m)1.00
Height above waterline (m)4.50
Freeboard front (m)1.28
Freeboard aft (m)1.08
Displacement (t)7 - 9
Fuel (l)2 x 500
Water (l)2 x 200
HullGRP
Number of boats74 - Biscay
6 - Sportfisherman
  Remarks  
The Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 was the successor of the SRC 340 Biscay. The project originally started under the name SRC 340+. While planning the project then grew to SRC 370 and finally to the SRC 380.

The exterior design was slightly enhanced and established a new logo with creation of the "Gullwing"-mast. The layout was nearly unchanged. Significant change was the installation of a separate shower on the port side of the owner's cabin.

However, completely new was the hull construction. After Volvo Penta informed their longtime major customer Storebro and announced the development of new, more powerful engines, Storebro decided to develop new hulls. The new engines would have been too strong for the recent hulls and their cruising characteristics. The newly developed hull differed at first glance by the modified stern with integrated bathing platform. Underwater, however, he offered a completely new design with V-hull and propeller tunnels instead of the previous round bilge construction. In the course of production, it was found that the hull with a full load of the aft stowage compartment did not offer enough upwelling. Storebro then developed an attachment which extended the hull below the waterline. This option was also retrofitted in older ships several times. Details under "development".

The new "380 Sportfisherman" was especially designed for the Asian and American market. It had a different flybridge-layout for a better surround-view which based on a shortened standard-flybridge. The cockpit was lowered about 15 cm because of the missing hand rails. Additionally the cockpit was equiped with an ice-box and a basin for live baits. It was a boat for the ambitious fisherman.

The last boats were delivered in 1998/1999 with an extended bathing platform named SRC 380+. Direct successor model was the SRC 395 Biscay.

Engines
The SRC 380 was offered with engines from 230 to 370 hp. But with the cheaper Volvo KAMD 42 the boat seemed slightly underpowered. The KAMD 42 were equiped with both a turbo-charger and a kompressor, which should provide a better acceleration. The kompressor should switch off at higher revs.
This engine better fitted the old round bilge hull-design. The new hull was designed for higher speed and needed a bit more power for a smooth running. The use of the trimtabs was essential with the smaller engines. In addition the sound of the KAMD 42 was quite unpleasant at certain revs when the kompressor switched on and off.
18 boats totally were equipped with KAMD42A or KAMD42P-A. The other boats were delivered with TAMD6x.
Totally different were the characteristics of the TAMD 6x which matched much better. The best option was the latest version, the TAMD 63P, which powered the often up 10t havy boat up to 30 knots. During manoevering simple throw in or out of the gear is most time enough. Additional use of the throttle is rarely necessary.
Only the last ship with the serial number 3761 was delivered with Yanmar 6LYA-STE and 350 hp.
Gearbox
During the first two years of production of the SRC 380 the KAMD 42 were deliverd with mechanical MS5B-gearboxes. These gearboxes were switching fast but also broke down quite fast. The power of the KAMD 42 with MS5B transmission was stated at 225 hp on the shaft. Later from S/N 3583 the yard delivered the KAMD 42 with the hydraulic HS1A-gearboxes, which had the handicap to have a second's silence after switching. Not every skipper liked that in every situation. The power at the shaft was reduced to 216 hp.
The TAMD 6x were always delivered with hydraulic gearboxes. The TAMD 6x were equipped with the ZF MPM 220A-gearbox.
The first boats with KAMD 42 were built with 2-lever-swithing. Later the yard changed to 4-lever-switching which was already used on earlier boats. In 1996, a series of about 4 ships was equipped with the Morse two-lever switches.

Hull
In the course of production, it was found that the hull with a full load of the aft stowage compartment did not offer enough upwelling. In the spring of 1993, Storebro tested a boat with a modified hull. The existing hull at the stern underwater was enlarged. Various tests were also performed with changed shaftlengths. Finally, Storebro developed an attachment that extended the hull in the underwater area. This option was also retrofitted to older boats. Details under "development".

Trim tabs
The boats with the first hull-version were equiped with the ELTRIM-System. This system showed to be quite error-prone. Either the Cylinders were leaky or the controlpanel was broken when using the automatic-trim-system. Both could have the effect of driving tilted to port or starboard side.
The 96-model then got the hydraulic system of QL (Volvo Penta). The automatic-trim-system was dropped.

Interior
Storebro offered their ships in the classic satin varnished mahogany wood. As an option, some ships were built with a bright ash- or darker walnut-interior in 1991/1992. These options were, however, not very popular. The light wooden interior has been taken up again only with the J32/S32, this time in birch wood.

Miscellaneous
Neither is correct: Again and again, small errors appear in the brochures. In some brochures the graphic had filed the original layout of the toilet compartment on the owners bed and then draw the new reduced layout. This has been corrected later.

2019-08-02
  Photos and images  
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Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Sportfisherman
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Layouts
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Pictures of the interior
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Images of the production in Storebro
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Additional Photos
 Engines 
EnginesVolvo Penta
TAMD61A
Volvo Penta
KAMD42A
Volvo Penta
TAMD62A
Volvo Penta
KAMD42P-A
Volvo Penta
TAMD63P-A
Volvo Penta
KAMD44P
Yanmar
6LYA-STE
Production1986-19951991-19931992-19941994-19971994-20051996-2004*1997-2001
FuelDieselDieselDieselDieselDieselDieselDiesel
Stroke4444444
No. of cylinders6666666
Bore (mm)98.4392.0098.4392.0098.4092.00100.00
Stroke (mm)120901209012090110
Compression ratio15:117.8:115:117.8:115:116,9:1
Displacement (l)5.483.595.483.595.503.605.18
Engine output (kw/(HP))225/(306)169/(230)243/(330)169/(230)265 - 272/
(360 - 370)
191/(260)257/(350)
Rotations (1/min)28003800-390028003800-390028003700-39003300

Volvo-data was taken from the Volvo Penta engine-database

* All variants of this engine
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.
'91'92'93'94'95'96'97'98'99
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD61A.
Engine option Volvo Penta KAMD42A (213 hp).
Higher flybridge glazing. Windscreen extends the instrument panel.
Reduction of the toilet compartment with improved access.
Eltrim trim tabs instead of hydraulic system.3547
Side window deckhouse with rounded corner. Lower frame runs from the front in a single curved frame to the rear. 3553
Additional tinted plexiglass cover over the flying bridge faucets. For this the shape of the instrument panel was changed for a flush cover. Changes for 4-lever-switching.
Changed doors of the side storage compartments in the cockpit. The new design replaces the previous design with inset frame. The new doors have ventilation slots.
A recess at the stern for the swim ladder creates more space on the bathing swim platform.
Cab made of a single wooden board instead of artificial leather. Ventilation slots in wood instead of the seperate gray plastic box (The gray plastic box known from the SRC 340 could be replaced by a shipyard made wooden plate).
Fitted cupboards in the bow instead of filing.
More rounded corners of the bed in the owner´s cabin.
Continuous kerbing rib at the transom instead of stainless steel rail.
The top cabinet in the galley is now streched. This allows a further cubbyhole.
Exchange of lifebuoy type. Instead of U-shaped rings now round rings are supplied. The corresponding molding of FRP is also exchanged.
Gearbox HS1A instead of MS5B for KAMD42 engines.
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD62A (320hp).3582
Change of model of lifebuoy from U-shape to ring.
Automatic bilge pumps with alarm with the 1995 model.
Single seat for the driver instead of double bench after straightening the fitted cupboards on the port side.
A volumious attachment was added to the aft part of the hull. It provides more lift for the aft. This attachment has also been retrofitted in older boats. This also changed the conduction of the stern anchor windless. Other, smaller trim tabs with hydraulic drive were built in now. 3644
Galley counter top in Corian. This change is reversed in 1998.3645
Central panels of doors and lockers in mahogany root.3645
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD63P-A (355 hp).3645
Engine option Volvo Penta KAMD42P-A (213 hp).
Changes from
s/n
Year Pic.
'91'92'93'94'95'96'97'98'99
New table form in the salon with hinged front part instead of folding side panel.
Hatch to Flybridge now without electric opening.
The SRC 380 gets the wall materials for the doors on the inside of the shower which are used in the sister ship SRC 355.
Trimtabs Volvo Penta QL with single piston.
The table in the salon is in high gloss finish.
New steering console on the flying bridge with more space for the installation of large-scale navigation screens (known from the SRC 430 Biscay).
Pulpit with stanchions slanted forward. Elimination of the acryl-glasing around the cockpit.
Darker decorative strips and matching dark gray window frames (RAL 7022, powder-coated) on the lower side windows.
Renewed modification of the GRP doors to side storages on aft deck. Using the doors of the SRC 420/430 Biscay.
Elimination of the second lifebuoy on the starboard side.
Engine option Volvo Penta KAMD44P EDC (243 hp).
Toilet Jabsco PAR, electric, new more quiet model.
The girders for deck saloon floor now in laminated wood replacing previous aluminium girders.
Stainless steel handrails on outsides of flying bridge.
Radio will have CD-player instead of cassette deck.
Coto striped teak flooring throughout the boat. Carpets are no longer included as standard.
The autopilot's instrument, the AP 300X, is replaced with the new AP20.3751
Steering wheel of same model Tipo 6 as in SRC 430 Biscay.3751
Slightly modified stainless steel mast on gullwing mast (same as SRC 430 Biscay).3751
The two last SRC 380 were already equipped with the extension of the swim platform of the SRC 395 Biscay.
New driver and navigator seats on F/B with removable seat and backrest cushions. The covers for these seats are no longer standard.
Dark grey frames on glass door/bulkhead between aft deck and deck saloon.
New model of stainless steel cleats as a replacement for aluminum casted cleats (Pfeiffer Marine).
Engine option Yanmar 6LYA-STE (350 hp).
Fresh water flushing for toilets.3759
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 Brochures, flyerLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Sportfischerman - Flyer 1991gbStorebro Royal Cruiser 380 Sportfischerman
Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay - Brochure 1991deStorebro Royal Cruiser 380 BiscayStorebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay
Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay - Brochure 1991esStorebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay
Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay - Brochure 1995gbStorebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay
Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay - Brochure 1995deStorebro Royal Cruiser 380 BiscayStorebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay
Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay - Specification 1999gbStorebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay
PricelistsLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Pricelist 1993deNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Pricelist 1994deNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay - Pricelist 1996deNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay - Pricelist 1997deNot for public download
ManualsLowHi
SRC 380 Biscay - Owner´s Manual1992se/enPDF - Download only for registered usersPDF - Download only for registered users
Complete brochuresLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Complete brochure 1992en
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Complete brochure 1995de
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Complete brochure 1997en
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Complete brochure 1998en
Storebro - Technical documentsLowHi
SRC 380 - Fuel tank - tech. drawing P41327911998enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 380 Biscay - 12V Wiring Diagram (>S/N 3684) 3-600800271996en
SRC 380 Biscay - 12V Wiring Diagram 3-600800101991en
SRC 380 Biscay - 220V Wiring Diagram 4-600800141992en
SRC 380 Biscay - KAMD 42 Eng. Wiring Diagram P0I053001992en
SRC 380 Biscay - TAMD 63 Eng. Wiring Diagram P8J066001994en
SRC 380 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta KAMD 421992enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 380 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta KAMD 42 (S/N 3581 - Ext. Hull)1995enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 380 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 611992enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 380 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 631998enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 380 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 631995enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 380 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 63 (S/N 3645)1995enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 380 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 63 (S/N 3688)1996enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 380 Biscay - Test Report Yanmar 6LYA-STE1999enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 380 Sportfisherman - 12V Wiring Diagram Q0I008001992en
Technical brochures - ManualsLowHi
Volvo Penta KAMD42A - ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta KAMD42A - ManualsePDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta KAMD42P-A/TAMD42A/WJ - ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta KAMD42P-A/TAMD42A/WJ - ManualsePDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta KAMD44P EDC/HS1E - 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 TAMD63L/P - ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Yanmar 6LYA-STE - Operation ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Yanmar 6LYA-STE - Operation ManualdePDF - Download only for registered users
Technical brochuresLowHi
Volvo Penta KAMD 42A - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta KAMD 44P - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta TAMD 61A - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta TAMD 62A - Productflyerde
Volvo Penta TAMD 63P - Productflyeren
ReviewsLowHi
MBM - SRC 380 Biscay - Review 1992enPDF - Download only for registered users
Nautica 6/94 - SRC 380 Biscay - Review 1994itPDF - Download only for registered users
Skipper 7/95 - SRC 380 Biscay/ SRC 420 Baltic - Review 1995dePDF - Download only for registered users
Nautica 8/99 - SRC 380 Biscay - Review 1999en/sePDF - Download only for registered users
Neptune 12/99 - SRC 380 Biscay - Review 1999frPDF - Download only for registered users
Multimedia documentsLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser 380 Biscay
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