Storebro Royal Cruiser 38
Storebro Royal Cruiser 38 Baltic
Storebro Royal Cruiser 38 Baltic w. Decksalon/Flybridge
|Year of production||1974-1980|
|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|
|Fuel (l)||2 x 800|
|Number of boats||28|
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:
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.
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.
|No. of cylinders||6||6||6||6|
|Engine output (kw/(HP))||114 - 184/|
(155 - 250)
|135 - 206/|
(184 - 280)
|89 - 147/|
(121 - 200)
|130 - 206/|
(177 - 280)
Volvo-data was taken from the Volvo Penta engine-database