The Storebro Royal Cruiser 400 was the successor of the popular Storebro Royal Cruiser 40
. Adjusted to the new design concept, she offered more volume below deck with almost identical dimensions.
Furthermore, the Aft-deck was significantly enlarged and the flybridge was optimized.
SRC 401 - wooden trims
For the Swedish market the ship was offered as SRC 400 and SRC 401. Because of the Swedish surveying regulations, the ship could be measured either as a sport boat with the pure body length of 11.99 m and 12.01 m in length as seagoing ship. For the second option an entry in the register and a corresponding patent was required. For this, the fuel could be bought tax-reduced.
While the deck saloon and the aft cabin were taken over almost unchanged from the SRC 40, the layout of the forecabin was completely revised. The U-dinette of the SRC 40 was reduced in size and offered space for three people instead of the original four. The toilet room was cut a little shorter and the shower was moved to the port side as a separate room. The original V-berth was changed to a double bed. This measure went along with the general trend towards more comfort in boats. The disadvantage of the double bed, however, is that it is very narrow in the bow area. The SRC 400 shares this problem with its smaller sister, the SRC 340
The SRC 400 also took over the engine line-up of her predecessor with the Volvo Penta TAMD 71A with 344 hp. During the relatively short production period of only four years, only the TAMD 71B with 357 hp was newly introduced. Alternatively, the Volvo Penta TAMD 61A with 296 hp was offered in the price lists since 1989. However, no ship was delivered with it.
The announcement by Volvo Penta to produce even more powerful engines (TAMD 72A with 413 hp), forced the shipyard to new hull designs and thus to the construction of the successor SRC 420 Baltic
The first ship delivered (S/N 3249) still had the underwater hull of the Storebro Royal Cruiser 40, because the owner wanted to use the ship for the season and did not want to wait any longer. For the next ships the hull was changed before production. The hull number 3249 was then subsequently modified according to the production standard at the end of the season.