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Storebro Royal Cruiser 43


Technical Data

Production period1972-1975
L.o.a. [m]12.98
Beam [m]4.29
Draft [m]1.11
Height above waterline [m]3.20 - excl. mast
Freeboard front [m]1.71
Freeboard aft [m]1.50
Displacement [t]10.50
Fuel [l]2 x 1000
Water [l]2 x 300
Voltage [V]24
HullMahogany
Number of boats12
DesignerJohn Teale

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Remarks

Concept
The Storebro Royal Cruiser 43 was a very spacious and comfortable long distance cruiser with fine mahogany interior fittings. For this ship Storebro used the then highest standard of woodworking machinery and equipment. The customer could choose between Indian buffalo or calf leather upholstery for the sofa and seating when furnishing the large deck saloon, a true expression of luxury at the time.

Compared to the prototype, the Storebro Royal Cruiser 42, she was extended by one foot, which essentially benefited the aft cabin. The marked step to the aft deck of the Storebro Royal Cruiser 42 still was greatly reduced in the first ships and hidden in the side view. From the fourth ship (construction number 2059) onwards, the step was omitted completely and the deck was smoothly drawn through.
The Royal Cruiser 43 was the last model, that was entirely built of wood respectively mahogany.

In retrospect, the Storebro Royal Cruiser 43 was an enormous boat. Compared to its volume it was sized between the models SRC 470 and SRC 420 that were built from the late 80s.

Engines
The Storebro Royal Cruiser 43 43 was equipped with the Volvo Penta TAMD70B from the start of construction. With the appearance of the TAMD70C, this was installed. Other engine alternatives were not offered or installed.

Miscellaneous
The Storebro Royal Cruiser 43 was often customized to the requirements of the buyer. Therefore there are minor differences between the ships.

There were also considerations or plans for a modified layout of the aft cabin with steps at the port side and single toilet room and shower. This change would have enabled a larger seating area in the deck saloon. Concerning the realization, however, nothing is known to me.

For easier access to the deck salon, the ships had a foldable hatch above the side doors. If the ships were additionally equipped with a flybridge, this flap was normally omitted. The construction number 2124 was retrofitted with a flybridge and got a simple folding mechanism, in which a part of the flybridge panel folded up with to get the better access to the deck salon.

Since the hull was originally built from mahogany, the shipyard considered whether it would be worthwhile producing a GRP hull. For this purpose, a prototype was created, which was tested in December 1973. The open hull was equipped with two Volvo Penta TAMD70B and reached a top speed of 19 knots. However, the results of the tests and the demand were not such that one decided for a series production. Pictures of the test phase can be found at " pictures ".

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Photos and images

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Layout Storebro Royal Cruiser 43
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Prototype building and testing - GRP hull december 1973
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Photos during production
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In some cases, further images of registered ships are available for registered users.
Unless otherwise stated, the images used on this page are subject to copyright. Commercial use without written consent is not permitted. The only exceptions to this copyright are the images provided by the owners of their ships. In this case, the copyright belongs to the respective owners.

Engines

EnginesVolvo Penta
TAMD70B
Volvo Penta
TAMD70C
Production1970-19751974-1978
FuelDieselDiesel
Stroke44
No. of cylinders66
Bore[mm]104.77104.77
Stroke[mm]130130
Compression ratio14.5:114.5:1
Displacement[l]6.736.73
Torque[Nm]
Engine output[kw/(HP)]114 - 184/
(155 - 250)
135 - 206/
(184 - 280)
Rotations[1/min]1800-25001800-2500
Weight[kg]920
EnginesEngine output
[kw/(HP)]
Volvo Penta TAMD70B114 - 184/
(155 - 250)
Volvo Penta TAMD70C135 - 206/
(184 - 280)

Statistics

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As a registered user, you have access to further diagrams on hull colours, layout variants, type of wood used and production figures per year, depending on the type of boat.

Technical development

As a registered user, you have access to the list of changes in production, depending on the type of boat.

Documents

Brochures, flyerLowHi
Royal Cruiser 43 - Brochure 1974enRoyal Cruiser 43Download only for registered users
PricelistsLowHi
Storebro Bruks AB - Pricelist 1972sePDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 43 - Pricelist 1973sePDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 46 - Pricelist 1974esPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 47 - Pricelist 1975sePDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 48 - Pricelist 1975esPDF - Download only for registered users
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 49 - Pricelist 1976seNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 50 - Pricelist 1976esNot 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
RC 43 - Draft with flybridge u. alt. aft cabin layout1974seNot available for public download
Technical brochures - ManualsLowHi
Volvo Penta TAMD60A/B, TAMD70C/D - ManualenDownload only for registered owners
Volvo Penta TAMD70B - ManualenDownload only for registered owners
Technical brochuresLowHi
Volvo Penta TAMD 70C - Productflyeren
Newspaper articlesLowHi
Storebro wants 42 skilled workers1975Download only for registered users
Vi Båt├Ągare 02/2009 - Royal Cruiser 432009Download only for registered users
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