Royal Cruiser III
|Year of production||1965-1968|
|Height above waterline (m)||3.10|
|Fuel (l)||2 x 200 (-1967)|
2 x 300 (1967-)
|Number of boats||ca. 140|
|Designer||Otto Scheen jun. (Hull)|
Winfried H. Wilke (Design)
|Seaworthiness and good handling characteristics marked the Storö III. Tore Comstedt won the hard "Pavillon d"Or" again in 1965, this time with a Storö III.
The Royal Cruiser III was the direct successor of the Royal Cruiser II. The hull of both ships was identical and still drawn by Otto Scheen jr. In contrast to the Royal Cruiser II, however, the design of the superstructure was designed by Winfried H. Wilke.
While the first boats had the helm on the starboard side, this was changed during production. All Storebro boats which were built later had the helm on the port side. This can be seen in brochures from 1965 and 1967. The change coincides approximately with the change of road traffic in Sweden in 1967.
Later Versions got the white air intake which was also used for the Royal Cruiser IV/34.
A prominent owner of Royal Cruiser III was the French chanconier Charles Aznavour, who bought a Royal Cruiser III in 1968. Unfortunately, his ship was driven from the anchorage to the rocky coast in a storm and severely damaged.
|No. of cylinders||4||6||4||4||6||6|
|Engine output (kw/(HP))||33 - 41/|
(45 - 56)
|42 - 61/|
(57 - 83)
|46 - 74/|
(63 - 100)
|34 - 50/|
(46 - 68)
|121/(165)||49 - 68/|
(67 - 92)
* All variants of this engine