Royal Cruiser III


Technical Data
Year of production1965-1968
L.o.a. (m)9.06
Beam (m)3.11
Draft (m)0.75
Height above waterline (m)3.10
Displacement (t)3.5
Fuel (l)2 x 200 (-1967)
2 x 300 (1967-)
Water (l)125
HullMahogany
Number of boatsca. 250
  Remarks  
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 superstructur 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 an 1967. The change coincides approximately with the change of road traffic in Sweden in 1967.

Later Versions got the white airintake which was also used for the Royal Cruiser IV/34.

Others
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.

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  Photos and images  
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Additional Photos
 Engines 
EnginesVolvo Penta
MB18F
Volvo Penta
MD27
Volvo Penta
BB100A
Volvo Penta
MD19
Volvo Penta
BB165A
Volvo Penta
MD29
Production1963-19661963-1969*1964-19681965-19691967-1970*
FuelParaffin/KeroseneDieselPetrol/GasolineDieselPetrol/GasolineDiesel
Stroke444444
No. of cylinders464466
Bore (mm)84.1485.0084.1488.0088.9088.00
Stroke (mm)808080808080
Compression ratio21:110:122,1:19,2:121:1
Displacement (l)1.782.721.781.952.982.92
Engine output (kw/(HP))33 - 41/
(45 - 56)
61/(83)46 - 74/
(63 - 100)
34 - 50/
(46 - 68)
121/(165)49 - 68/
(67 - 92)
Rotations (1/min)3000-450045003000-50003000-450050003000-4000

Volvo-data was taken from the Volvo Penta engine-database

* All variants of this engine
 Statistics 
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 Brochures, flyerLowHi
Royal Cruiser III / I (Pavillon d'Or-boat) - Flyer 1965Royal Cruiser III / I (Pavillon dRoyal Cruiser III / I (Pavillon d
Royal Cruiser III / I (Pavillon d'Or-boat) - Flyer 1965deRoyal Cruiser III / I (Pavillon d
Royal Cruiser III - Sührcke - Brochure 1965deRoyal Cruiser III - Sührcke
Royal Cruiser IV / Royal Cruiser III - Brochure 1967gbRoyal Cruiser IV / Royal Cruiser IIIRoyal Cruiser IV / Royal Cruiser III
Royal Cruiser III - Brochure 1967seRoyal Cruiser IIIRoyal Cruiser III
Royal Cruiser IV / Royal Cruiser III - Brochure 1967seRoyal Cruiser IV / Royal Cruiser III
PricelistsLowHi
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 31 - Pricelist 1967se/enNot for public download
Storebro Bruks AB - No. 32 - Pricelist 1968seNot for public download
Complete brochuresLowHi
Storebro Bruks AB - Complete brochure 1965se
Storebro Bruks AB - Complete brochure 1965en
Technical brochures - ManualsLowHi
Borg Warner reduction gear Velvet Drive 70C/71C - Manualen
Volvo Penta AQD29/200 MD29 - Manualse
Volvo Penta BB100/MB18F/BB30B/BB30F - Manualse
Volvo Penta MD21A/MD32A - Manualen
Volvo Penta MD21A/MD32A - Manualse
Volvo Penta reduction gear RB - Manualse
Technical brochuresLowHi
Volvo Penta BB165A - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta MD19 - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta MD27 - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta MD29 - Productflyeren
Volvo Penta MD32A - Productflyeren
Newspaper articlesLowHi
New type of boats on their way to Vimmerby1966
Charles Aznavour buys a Storebro1968
"Ulla" almost costs Aznavours life1968
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