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Storebro Royal Cruiser 38 Baltic


Storebro Royal Cruiser 38 Baltic w. Decksalon/Flybridge

Technical Data
Year of production1974-1980
L.o.a. (m)11.77
Beam (m)3.85
Draft (m)1.10
Height above waterline (m)3.82 - incl. flying bridge or mast
2.97 - excl. flying bridge or mast
Freeboard front (m)1.50
Freeboard aft (m)1.25
Displacement (t)10,5
Fuel (l)2 x 800
Water (l)600
HullGRP
Number of boats28
  Remarks  
The Royal Cruiser 38 is the larger sister of the Royal Cruiser 34. The development task was to develop a larger ship, which took over the design of the successful Royal Cruiser 34. The hull was designed by John H.V. Lindblom, who at this time worked as a staff engineer at Storebro. The superstructure was designed by Winfried H. Wilke, who developed the previously known design of the Storebro Royal Cruiser 34 or Storebro Royal Cruiser III and gave the ship a classic, but much more modern appearance. The new design was then used a year later for the Storebro Royal Cruiser 34.

The boat was offered in four different variants:
  • Royal Cruiser 38 Baltic - This ship was the direct offshoot of the original Royal Cruiser 34
  • Royal Cruiser 38 Baltic flybridge - In this variant, the flybridge was added to the original version. Unlike the Royal Cruiser 34 the hull of the Royal Cruiser 38 had no problems with the extra weight.
  • Royal Cruiser 38 Baltic with deck saloon - The deck saloon was designed especially for the northern waters. With a door at each port and starboard side convenient access was possible.
  • Royal Cruiser 38 Baltic with deck saloon and flybridge - This version of the Royal Cruiser 38 combined all the benefits of the whole concept. The popular flybridge delivered a luxurious driving experience while the stay on board become much more comfortable because of the protective deck saloon.
Miscellaneous
The first Royal Cruiser 38 with yard number 2176 was the only ship that was built with a hull in sandwich construction beneath the waterline. This was due to the fact that the first hull was built on a wooden frame, which was covered with foam panels and stiched up to the frame. Then the foam panels were laminated and the seams to the wooden frame were opened. Afterwards the hull was rotated. The wooden frame was removed and finaly the hull was laminated from inside.

Unlike the later produced ships, the prototype was equipped with toilet and shower to port. Later ships received the layout known to the SRC 430 Baltic with toilet and separate shower to starboard. For this layout, the double bed had to be slightly reduced.

The prototype was built for a danish customer.

The first boat with decksalon (no. 2230) was taken over in Västervik by the German Storebro-representive Harry A. Sührke and transferred on its own keel to Germany.

One of the most popular owner of a Storebro Royal Cruiser 38 was Benny Andersson of ABBA. He owned the hull number 2400, a Storebro Royal Cruiser 38 Baltic flybridge.

2019-02-23
  Photos and images  
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Photos production in Storebro
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Photos of modified Storebro Royal Cruiser 38
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Images of a Storö 38-model
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Additional Photos
 Engines 
EnginesVolvo Penta
TAMD70B
Volvo Penta
TAMD70C
Volvo Penta
TAMD60A
Volvo Penta
TAMD70D
Production1970-19751974-19781976-19781978-1983
FuelDieselDieselDieselDiesel
Stroke4444
No. of cylinders6666
Bore (mm)104.77104.7798.43104.77
Stroke (mm)130130120130
Compression ratio14,5:114,5:116:114,5:1
Displacement (l)6.736.735.486.73
Engine output (kw/(HP))114 - 184/
(155 - 250)
135 - 206/
(184 - 280)
89 - 147/
(121 - 200)
130 - 206/
(177 - 280)
Rotations (1/min)1800-25001800-25001800-28001800-2500

Volvo-data was taken from the Volvo Penta engine-database
 Statistics 
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  Technical development  
Changes from
s/n
Year Pic.
'74'75'76'77'78'79'80div.
The prototype (S/N 2176, Royal Cruiser 38 Baltic flybridge) was built with a different layout of the aft cabin for future ships. The double bed was a little wider and the toilet room was on the port side. The toilet room contained no separate shower. Later ships were given the layout which is known up the SRC 430 Baltic with toilet and shower to starboard.
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD70B (250 hp).
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD70C (270 hp).
The window profile has been changed. Older models had sliding windows, the later models the screwed "N.C. Bjerg" frames with opening.
The boat with the hull number 2299 (1975) still has the gray sliding hatch. The hull number 2307 (1976) was built with wooden flap.
The step in the ceiling above the dining area was smoothed.
The shelf above the V-front bunks was later extended up to the front.
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD60A (192 hp).
Engine option Volvo Penta TAMD70D (270 hp).
The position of the cleats on the foredeck varied.
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 Brochures, flyerLowHi
Royal Cruiser 38 - Prototype - Flyer 1974gbRoyal Cruiser 38 - PrototypePDF - Download only for registered users
Royal Cruiser 38 - Brochure 1975gbRoyal Cruiser 38
PricelistsLowHi
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 46 - Pricelist 1974se/enPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 47 - Pricelist 1975sePDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 48 - Pricelist 1975se/enPDF - Download only for registered users
Royal Cruiser 38 - Pricelist 1976deNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 49 - Pricelist 1976seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 50 - Pricelist 1976se/enNot for public download
Royal Cruiser 38 - Pricelist 1977deNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 51 - Pricelist 1977seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 53 - Pricelist 1978seNot for public download
Storebro - Technical documentsLowHi
SRC 38 - El. scheme central (TAMD70C) B-2021-21975se
SRC 38 - Instrument panel wiring B-2030-01975se
SRC 38 - Fuse- and cableno.list1975de
SRC 38 - Fuse- and cableno.list1975en
Technical brochures - ManualsLowHi
Twin Disc Marine Transmission MG-502 Workshop ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta TAMD60A/B, TAMD70C/D - ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta TAMD70B - ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Technical brochuresLowHi
Volvo Penta TAMD 70D - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta TAMD 70D - Productflyerde
ReviewsLowHi
Uomo Mare 04/80 - Royal Cruiser 38 - Review 1980itPDF - Download only for registered usersPDF - Download only for registered users
Multimedia documentsLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser 38 - S/N 24002019
Newspaper articlesLowHi
Bennys luxury boat - Royal Cruiser 381977
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