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Storebro 420 Baltic


Storebro 420 Biscay

Technical Data
Year of production1991-1998 - Baltic
1993-1996 - Biscay
L.o.a. (m)12.88
Beam (m)4.20
Draft (m)1.20
Height above waterline (m)4.50
Freeboard front (m)1.48
Freeboard aft (m)1.13
Displacement (t)12
Fuel (l)2 x 750
Water (l)2 x 300
HullGRP
Number of boats50 - Baltic
17 - Biscay
  Remarks  
The Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic was developed in parallel with the SRC 380 Biscay. She represented the successor to the SRC 400 Baltic, but had a more modern hull construction for higher speeds. Compared with the previous models, the seakeeping was again significantly improved and because of the greater length and the weight she drove more comfortable than the smaller 380 Biscay.
In 1993 the Biscay variant was introduced. It was based on the layout of the Baltic, but had no aft cabin. She was in fact the successor of the SRC 40 Biscay. In 1997 she was replaced by the SRC 430 Biscay.

Concept
Baltic:
The layout of the SRC 420 Baltic corresponded to the SRC 400 Baltic. The interior layout was identical and the structure resembles that of the SRC 400 astounding. Only the flying bridge has been completely redesigned. Side panels on the height of the deck covered the still clearly visible step to aft deck on the SRC 400 (Although these panels were already part of the first drafts of the SRC 400). Also, the air intake for the engine compartment on the first drawings corresponded to the SRC 400.

Biscay:
The SRC 420 Biscay was a relatively inexpensive development that was introduced in 1993. With new construction but largely the same layout large areas could be transferred. The modified pantry became standard for Baltic and Biscay series. However, the front cabin (originally intended as a guest cabin) had to be sold as owner's cabin. The bed of the owner's cabin was narrower than that of the SRC 380 Biscay. The hull of the SRC 380 was drawn in fact a bit more voluminous in the bow area. Very spacious and elegantly was the layout of the deck saloon of 420 Biscay, which was separated from the cockpit by a all-glass stainless steel sliding door, which has never previously been installed at Storebro.
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SRC 420 Biscay
modification of the toilet
Compared to the layout of the SRC 420 Baltic, the toilet area was even smaller after the original U-pantry had been changed to an L-pantry to give fellow passengers in the guest cabin direct access to the toilet. On special customer request the ship with the construction number 3629 was built in 1993 with an enlarged toilet area. The pentry was shortened by approx. 25cm. This variant was later on built for several ships.
With the SRC 420 Biscay several compromises were made, which were then partially removed with the SRC 430 Biscay.
The change history corresponds in many details with the 380 Biscay. Some details (as far as known) can be found under "Development".

Engines
For the SRC 420, there were at the start of production the brand new Volvo Penta TAMD 72 with 430 hp (flywheel power) available. This engine harmonized perfectly with this ship, allowing speeds up to 30 knots. In the German price list of 1997, Caterpillar 3126 diesel are listed with identical performance. But the SRC 420 was never equipped with these engines. Only in 1997 two SRC 430 Biscay were equipped with Caterpillar engines. Volvo supplied the TAMD 72P EDC with electronic control at this time.

Trim tabs
The SRC 420 was equiped with the electric trim tabs of eltrim from the beginning of production (at least until 1994). However, the system was quite error-prone. Either the cylinders were leaking, or the control unit was broken when using the automatic trim. As a result a permanently to Port or Starboard inclined drive was necessary.

Others
Nobody is perfect: sometimes small errors appear in the brochures. An error that runs through almost all of the brochures is included in the picture of the sun-bathing lady on the aft deck of the SRC 420 Baltic. Unfortunately, the graphic designer had overlooked the fact that at the aft starboard cleat instead of the black background is missing some water. The lady obviously basks in the well-lit hangar. This represents a nice parallel to the pictures of the sailboat "Örnen" from 1964.

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  Photos and images  
SRC 420 Baltic
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SRC 420 Biscay
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Special modifications
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Images of the production in Storebro
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Additional Photos
 Engines 
EnginesVolvo Penta
TAMD72A
Volvo Penta
TAMD72P-A
Production1991-19941995-1999
FuelDieselDiesel
Stroke44
No. of cylinders66
Bore (mm)104.77104.77
Stroke (mm)130130
Compression ratio15,6:115,6:1
Displacement (l)6.736.73
Engine output (kw/(HP))316/(430)316/(430)
Rotations (1/min)26002600

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.
'91'92'93'94'95'96'97'98
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD72A (413 hp).3485
Eltrim trim tabs instead of hydraulic system.3489
Baltic: Higher flybridge-glazing. Wind protection higher than the instrument (from S/N 3494).3494
Baltic: Change of bathing-ladder. Side boarding ladder on slide replaces folding ladder.
Baltic/Biscay: lockers in the bow instead of shelf.
Baltic/Biscay: Additional tinted plexiglass cover over the flybridge panel. Changing the shape of the dashboard for a flush cover.
Baltic: Pantry in L-shape of Biscay is adopted for Baltic. Customers get the choice between L- and U-shape Pantry
Biscay: The boat hooks are no longer hung under the flybridge, but stowed in pipes.3623
Biscay: The toilet room is extended by about 25 cm. The pantry shortened accordingly.3629
Baltic/Biscay: The central panels of doors and lockers is finished in mahogany root.
Baltic/Biscay: Galley worktop is built of Corian ("Sierra Sandstone").
Changes from
s/n
Year Pic.
'91'92'93'94'95'96'97'98
Baltic/Biscay: New table-form in saloon with hinged front part instead of folding side panel.
Cushioned decoration head panel on bulkhead over bed in fore- and aftcabin.
Grabrail at helmsman´s and navigator´s positions as in SRC 380.
Trimtabs Volvo Penta QL with double pistons.
Berth in forecabin is moved 15 cm aft to increase width in the upper end.
Floor in forecabin is raised 100 mm.
75 mm higher navigator´s sofa and 50 mm increased space for legs.
The main switch panel is moved to a box under the aft cabin stairs.
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD72P-A EDC (413 hp).3672
Baltic: MKII version after replacement of the 420 Biscay by 430 Biscay.
  • Extended swim platform like SRC 430 Biscay
  • Integrated GRP staircase to aft deck on the port side of the swim platform instead of ladder
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 Brochures, flyerLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic - Brochure 1991deStorebro Royal Cruiser 420 BalticPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic - Brochure 1992deStorebro Royal Cruiser 420 BalticPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic - Brochure 1992gbStorebro Royal Cruiser 420 BalticPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Biscay - Brochure 1993deStorebro Royal Cruiser 420 BiscayPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Biscay - Brochure 1993gbStorebro Royal Cruiser 420 BiscayPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic / Biscay - Brochure 1995deStorebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic / BiscayPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic / Biscay - Brochure 1995gbStorebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic / BiscayPDF - Download only for registered users
PricelistsLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Pricelist 1993deNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Pricelist 1994deNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic / Biscay - Pricelist 1995deNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic / Biscay - Pricelist 1996deNot for public download
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic / 430 Biscay - Pricelist 1997deNot for public download
ManualsLowHi
SRC 420 Baltic - Owner´s Manual1992se/enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 420 Biscay - Owner´s Manual1996se/enPDF - Download only for registered users
Complete brochuresLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Complete brochure 1992en
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Complete brochure 1995dePDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Royal Cruiser - Complete brochure 1997enPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro - Technical documentsLowHi
SRC 420 - 12/24V Wiring Diagram3590800181992en
SRC 420 - TAMD 72 Eng. Wiring Diagram4590800191992en
SRC 420 - TAMD 72 Eng. Wiring Diagram4590800291993en
SRC 420 - Fuel tank - tech. drawing2-5907-00061990sePDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 420 - Fuel tank - tech. drawing2-5907-00261993sePDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 420 Baltic - 12/24V Wiring Diagram (>S/N 3629)3590800341994en
SRC 420 Baltic - cable list1991en
SRC 420 Baltic - cable list1991se
SRC 420 Baltic - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD72A1992enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 420 Baltic - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD72A1992enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 420 Biscay (S/N 3627) - Test Report Volvo Penta D6 4352006enPDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 420 Biscay - Connections e-central (from S/N 3629)ONI202021993se
Technical brochures - ManualsLowHi
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
Caterpillar 3126 - Datasheeten
Volvo Penta TAMD 72 - Productflyerde
ReviewsLowHi
MBY 7/92 - SRC 420 Baltic - Review 1992enPDF - Download only for registered users
Boat Intern. 05/92 - SRC 420 Baltic - Review 1992enPDF - Download only for registered users
Waterkampioen 19/94 - SRC 420 Biscay - Review 1994nlPDF - Download only for registered users
Nautica Skipper 04/94 - SRC 420 Biscay - Review 1994en/sePDF - Download only for registered users
Neptune 06/94 - SRC 420 Baltic - Review 1994frPDF - Download only for registered users
Skipper 7/95 - SRC 380 Biscay/ SRC 420 Baltic - Review 1995dePDF - Download only for registered users
Multimedia documentsLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Baltic - Video
Storebro Royal Cruiser 420 Biscay - Video
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