Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 Baltic/Biscay
Storö 40 Baltic - Version before 1986
Storö 40 Biscay - Version from 1986
|Year of production||1979-1985|
1986-1988 - large Flybridge
|Fuel [l]||2 x 800|
|Number of boats||115|
|Designer||John H. V. Lindblom (Hull)|
Winfried H. Wilke (Design)
The Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 Baltic was the successor of the Royal Cruiser 38 and the top model in Storebros classic design program that started with the Storebro Royal Cruiser 34. The Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 was offered similar to the Royal Cruiser 31 as Baltic with aft cabin and as Biscay with large cockpit. Her hull was identical to that of the Storebro Royal Cruiser 38 and the project was also launched as Storebro Royal Cruiser 38. The designation changed then by the changed measurement. The ship was delivered exclusively with closed deckhouse. Open variants as in the Storebro Royal Cruiser 34, 31 and 38 were no longer developed. Although there were plans for an Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 Adriatic, this was never built.
The Storebro SRC 40 heralded the end of the mahogany-built hulls and deckhouses. After the production of solid wooden hulls was set previously, the deckhouses were now manufactured entirely in GRP. Unlike the Royal Cruiser 31 not even parts of the deckhouse were made of wood. With the production in GFK one tried to fullfill several current conditions. On the one hand, the availability of high-quality mahogany declined, on the other hand, customers wished easy-care ships. But also, the always growing level of equipment influenced the design. Since the anchor catapult was ordered by more and more customers, the top shape of the Royal Cruiser 40 already possessed by default a base for it. For ships that were delivered without catapult, a teak plate was mounted.
In the interior design, the shipyard clearly put more emphasis on comfort. So, the Royal Cruiser 40 was the first with a bar cabinet, which should be standard for later models. Also, the U-sofa in the decksalon had dimensions of a different character than the dinette opposite the galley. The exchange of WC and galley allowed an open galley, so deck saloon and cabin were one unit. This measure was standard for later Storebro ships too.
The reputation and quality made Storebro boats very desirable. Like the smaller sister Storebro Royal Cruiser 34, there are also replicas of the Storebro Royal Cruiser 40.
|No. of cylinders||6||6||6||6||6|
|Engine output||[kw/(HP)]||103 - 169/|
(140 - 230)
|130 - 206/|
(177 - 280)
|154 - 221/|
(209 - 300)
|Weight||[kg]||750||920||810 ****||810 ****||829|
|*** Power at the propeller shaft|
|**** Weight without gearbox|
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.