Close  Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 Baltic/Biscay


Storö 40 Baltic - Version before 1986


Storö 40 Biscay - Version from 1986

Technical Data
Year of production1979-1985
1986-1988 - large Flybridge
L.o.a. (m)12.09
Beam (m)3.91
Draft (m)1.10
Displacement (t)11
Fuel (l)2 x 800
Water (l)600
HullGRP
Number of boats115
  Remarks  
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 deckshouses. After the production of solid wooden hulls was set previously, the deckshouses were now manufactured entirely in GRP. Unlike the Royal Cruiser 31 not even parts of the deckshouse were made of wood. With the production in GFK one tried to fulfill 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.

Interior
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.

Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 Biscay for
the Swedish Coast Guard
Storebro also offered the Royal Cruiser 40 for commercial purposes. The hull number 2729 was a Biscay and was delivered to the Swedish Coast Guard. The interior of the ship was performed significantly Spartan. Instead of U-Dinette three rows single seats were fitted to carry passengers. The otherwise in the Biscay assembled sliding door was replaced by a conventional door. More pictures about this boat can be found unter images.

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Miscellaneous
The Swedish Royal Family on their
Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 Biscay
(s/n 2731)
  • A very popular owner of a Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 was His Majesty, the King of Sweden. He owned one of the first 40 Biscay (s/n 2731).
  • The fact that the royal ship should reach the Royal Yacht Club in Stockholm made a folding radar arch necessary. Only with lowered radar arch the bridge to the yacht club can be passed. Later, with the development of the Gullwing mast electric raising and lowering of the mast was offered as an option.
  • Draft Storebro Royal
    Cruiser 40 Baltic
    with flybridge
    Draft Storebro Royal
    Cruiser 40 Baltic
    without flybridge
  • In a report on W.H. Wilke around in 1977/78 in the german boat magazine "boote" or "Stander" a boat with the styling of the Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 has been presented. But almost 43 feet long. The design featured different constructions for the version with or without flybridge. Also available were the two side sliding doors, which were still found in the first brochure material. The layout of the aft cabin obviously based on the layout of the first Storebro Royal Cruiser 38. Those who had a closer look at the boat with flybridge could see the later S logo of the SRC 40.
  • The original brochure from 1979 shows a layout with two side doors in decksalon. However, these were never built in series. The layout image in the plan view always included the planned doors. Under images you can see a picture of an individual built boat with a side door on the port side.
  • According to the catalog of the 1979 a flybridge should be an option. This, however, was apparently ordered rare. The English representative Paul Hadley Boatsales offered a few years ago a Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 Biscay without flybridge. Another boat without flybridge was delivered to Italy in 1981.
  • The Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 was available in two color variants. There was a choice between a gelcoat in a light shade of yellow (similar to the '31) or the pure white gelcoat. In the brochure of 1981, the Baltic version is presented in this yellow gelcoat, the Biscay in pure white. Later, the yellow variant was canceled.
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Steel Cruiser 40 Biscay in steel

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.

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  Photos and images  
Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 Baltic
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Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 Biscay
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Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 Biscay - Swedish Coast Guard
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Prototype building and testing
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Drafts
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Special modifications
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Additional Photos
 Engines 
EnginesVolvo Penta
TAMD60B
Volvo Penta
TAMD70D
Volvo Penta
TAMD70E
Volvo Penta
TAMD71A
Volvo Penta
TAMD61A
Production1978-19831978-19831983-19871986-19941986-1995
FuelDieselDieselDieselDieselDiesel
Stroke44444
No. of cylinders66666
Bore (mm)98.43104.77104.77104.7798.43
Stroke (mm)120130130130120
Compression ratio16:114,5:115:114:115:1
Displacement (l)5.486.736.736.735.48
Engine output (kw/(HP))103 - 169/
(140 - 230)
130 - 206/
(177 - 280)
154 - 221/
(209 - 300)
263/(357)225/(306)
Rotations (1/min)1800-28001800-25001600-250025002800

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.
1979-19851986-1988
The silver trims were replaced by wooden panels. The same applies to the "S" logo.
The originally built "half" radar-arch was replaced by a model that spanned the entire flybridge.
Development of the folding passenger seat.
Development of a larger flybridge with more space for Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 and 36.
Console above the cab for navigation hardware.
Pantry in U-shape instead of L-shape.
Doors and hatches with frame made of solid mahogany and filling.
Sofa in the salon slightly raised on a small pedestal for better visibility outside.
Legend:

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 Brochures, flyerLowHi
Royal Cruiser 40 - Brochure 1979gbRoyal Cruiser 40Royal Cruiser 40
Royal Cruiser 40 - Brochure 1981deRoyal Cruiser 40
Royal Cruiser 40 - Brochure 1981itRoyal Cruiser 40
Royal Cruiser 40 - Brochure 1986gbRoyal Cruiser 40
PricelistsLowHi
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 55 - Pricelist 1979seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 59 - Pricelist 1980seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 60 - Pricelist 1981seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 63B - Pricelist 1983seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - Workboats - Pricelist 1984seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - Nr. 67B - Pricelist 1985seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 69 - Pricelist 1986seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - Nr. 70 - Pricelist 1986se/enNot for public download
ManualsLowHi
SWF interval relay 12/24V1987seNot for public download
Complete brochuresLowHi
Storebro Bruks AB - Complete brochure 1978en
Storebro Bruks AB - Complete brochure 1985en
Storebro - Technical documentsLowHi
Royal Cruiser 36/40 - Steel cradle dimensions 2-5550-00041982sePDF - Download only for registered users
SRC 40 - Wiring Diagram (VP TAMD70D) 0-5508-00011981se
SRC 40 - Fuse- and cableno.list 40003801979en
SRC 40 - Fuse- and cableno.list 40003801979se
Royal Cruiser 40 - Transportdocument1979sePDF - Download only for registered users
Royal Cruiser 40 Baltic - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 61A1987enPDF - Download only for registered users
Royal Cruiser 40 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 70E1984enPDF - Download only for registered users
Royal Cruiser 40 Biscay - Test Report Volvo Penta TAMD 71A1986enPDF - Download only for registered users
Technical brochures - ManualsLowHi
Twin Disc Marine Transmission MG-502 Workshop ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Twin Disc Marine Transmission MG-507/MG-507-1 Workshop ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta TAMD60A/B, TAMD70C/D - ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
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 TAMD70E - ManualdePDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta TAMD70E - ManualenPDF - Download only for registered users
Volvo Penta TAMD70E - ManualsePDF - Download only for registered users
Technical brochuresLowHi
Volvo Penta - Program 1989en
Volvo Penta TAMD 60B - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta TAMD 61A - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta TAMD 70D - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta TAMD 70D - Productflyerde
Volvo Penta TAMD 70E - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta TAMD 71A - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta TAMD 71A - Productflyerde
ReviewsLowHi
MBY - Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 - Review 1979enPDF - Download only for registered users
BfA - Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 - Review 1980sePDF - Download only for registered users
Mondo Sommerso 03/82 - Storebro Royal Cruiser 40 - Review 1982itPDF - Download only for registered users
Multimedia documentsLowHi
Storebro Royal Cruiser 401981
Storebro Royal Cruiser 401981
Storebro Royal Cruiser1981
Storebro Royal Cruiser1981
Storebro Royal Cruiser1981
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