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Serial number stamped into the wood
For the first boats from Storebro serial numbers were not provided because the identification of individual boats was not necessary. Only with the complex built boats serial numbers were indispensable for the production process. The ships were originally fully assembled and then disassembled for painting in parts. Due to the higher manufacturing tolerances each part was given the boats serial number, so after the painting all the parts could be put together again. Therefore on older ships, any relevant part is provided with a serial number. On the Storebro Royal Cruiser IV/34, the serial numbers are e.g. to be found on the bottom of the drawers in the pantry.

Until the end of 1956, the serial numbers were newly assigned each year beginning with 1 for every boattype. The serial number was a combination of the indiviual number of the boat and the two-digit year.

From 1957 to about 1997 consecutive serial numbers were used on all model ranges. Since it was policy of the shipyard to produce more and about 10 boats a model in one run and then sell later, there are often whole numbers blocks for a ship type. So the block of serial numbers 3500-3540 was reserved for the successful SRC 340. However, then the serial numbers were 3530-3539 never used.

Later numerical ranges were then used for individual model ranges reserved (eg 3900 et seq. for J32/J34, 4001-4010 for SRC 515, 4051-4055 for GS 62, 4100 et seq. for SRC 475, 4500 et seq. for SRC 410 and 4600 et seq. for SRC 435). The Nimbus Nova models 42 and 43, which were built at Storebro, were given the serial numbers 4200 et seq., resp. 4300 et seq.

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Serial number on a fiberglass hull
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Serial number badge - usually located under the chart table
On later models, the serial number was fixed on plate in the cab and was also directly laminated into the hull (eg SRC 380 between shaft tunnels at the rear in the keel area).

Today, the boats must be provided with the so-called CIN (Craft Identification Number). The CIN includes e.g. Country of origin, serial number and year. Details of how to formulate a CIN are available in EN ISO 10087:2006

Example of a SRC 410 with the CIN SE-SRCZ4537H607:

SE Country of origin
SRC Boatbuilder
Z4537 Serialnumber of the boat
H Month of production (H=August)
6 Year of production (2006)
07 Model year (2007)

Type code for different Storebro models or types built at Storebro:

Model CIN
Paragon 31 SE-SRCA...
J32/J34 SE-SRCH...
SRC 430 Biscay SE-SRCJ...
SRC 515 Baltic SE-SRCL...
SRC 430 Baltic SE-SRCM...
Paragon 25 SE-SRCN...
SRC 380 Biscay/SRC 395 Biscay SE-SRCP...
SGS No.1 SE-SRCW...
SRC 465 Biscay SE-SRCX...
SRC 475 Commander SE-SRCY...
Nimbus 42 Nova SE-SRCZ00...
Nimbus 43 Nova SE-SRCZ43...
SRC 410 Commander SE-SRCZ45...
SRC 435 Commander SE-SRCZ46...

Attention!
Often boat owners wrongly assume, a higher serial number is set equal to a later production date. This is not generally correct.
  1. Especially in the 70s and 80s, many ships were produced in parallel. When a customer bought a ship, it was reviewed which ship under construction could meet the customers wishes with the least effort. This lead to the fact that a boat in an early production stage, which could easier be changed, was completed and sold before its "elder" sisters.
  2. Due to the costs and the production time the yard later produced 10 to 20 hulls sometime for one year in advance. According to the orders the hulls were taken to the production ignoring the Serial number.
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