Storebro Royal Cruiser 430 Biscay
|Year of production||1997-2000|
|Height above waterline (m)||4.93|
3.61 - with lowered radar arch
|Fuel (l)||2 x 780|
|Water (l)||2 x 300|
|Holding tank (l)||208|
|Number of boats||24|
|Designer||J. Björklund (Hull)|
Winfried H. Wilke (Design)
The SRC 430 Biscay was the direct successor to the SRC 420 Biscay and had the same underwater hull, and thus the same handling characteristics. To allow an easier exiting to the side of the swim platform, the swim platform was extended. This previously made the SRC 345 a SRC 355.
The new layout allowed a guest cabin with private bathroom. The salon has been shortened slightly and got a curved sofa.
The most striking external feature was the new larger flybridge that further spanned the cockpit and gave better weather protection. Also new was a easier to clean smooth gelcoat.
The structure was unchanged - the side window of the salon received the curved line of the SRC 355.
The first ship shown at the fair in Germany caused pure horror to the connoisseur of the 420 Biscay. The advantages of the new layout receded into the background against the everywhere visible austerity measures. Obviously, one had sought to reduce the cost of this ship.
|A number of these measures was later withdrawn. At least since ship no. 3813 the following feature details have been corrected: skirting board, cleats, wooden parts (instrument panel, curtain boards, wood trim outside ...). So that the ship met again the demands the customer puts at Storebro. The 430 Biscay was then built more often than its direct predecessor, the 420 Biscay.
With the production launch, the SRC 430 Biscay was offered with three engine variants: Volvo Penta TAMD 63P-A with 355 hp, Volvo Penta TAMD 73P-A EDC with 413 hp and Caterpillar 3126 diesel with 430 hp. However, the Volvo Penta TAMD 73P-A has recently been ordered. Volvo Penta TAMD 63P-A and Caterpillar 3126 remained the exception. The Volvo Penta TAMD 63P-A was installed three times, the Caterpillar 3126 only twice (S/N 3804, 3806).
With the change to Scania, the SRC 430 Biscay was offered with the Scania DSI9 47M and 450 HP. As a successor model later the Scania DI9 59M with 483 HP were installed. One ship built for a German customer with epoxy hull, even got Scania DI12 engines.
|No. of cylinders||6||6||6||6||6||6|
|Engine output (kw/(HP))||265 - 272/|
(360 - 370)
|331/(450)||316/(430)||316/(430)||355/(483)||373 - 496/|
(507 - 675)
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.