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1978 Storebro Royal Biscay 31

location icon Woodbridge, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Year 1978
Length 30'6 ft / 9.30 m
Builder/Manufacturer Storebro
Price
£29,950

The Storebro Royal Biscay 31 is the all weather version of the Swedish Storebro Royal Cruiser 31 This particular boat is fitted with twin Volvo TMD40 diesel engines on shafts, is very nicely presented and has undergone a continual programme of updates and improvements through ownerships, including a beautiful set of be-spoke wood bi-folding doors.  Classic motor cruiser, ideal for coastal cruising or inland waterways such as the Norfolk Broads.

Specifications

Year Built 1978
Category Power
Length Overall 30'6 ft / 9.30 m
Beam 10'2 ft / 3.10 m
Max Draft 2'11 ft / 0.90 m
Construction Fiberglass
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 246.60 hp
Cruising Speed 9 kn
Maximum Speed 12 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 650 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 200 L

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Volvo
Model: TMD40
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 125hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 5 Blade
Year: 1978
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Volvo
Model: TMD40
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 125hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 5 Blade
Year: 1978
Engine Location: Starboard
Accommodation

The accommodation offers up to six berths in three cabins.

Full width wooden bi-folding doors to main saloon area, helm to port with full engine instrumentation with additional stow away co-pilots seat to starboard side.  Bench seat to starboard side converting to two single bunk berths. Sliding roof to hardtop. Steps leading down and forward to lower saloon with large U shaped seating area to port with storage below and adjustable dining table converting to a second double berth.  Heads compartment to starboard with moulded vanity unit, hot and cold mixer tap with shower attachment and Jabsco marine toilet.  Linear galley with Corian work surface, stainless steel sink and hot and cold water supply, Tasman 4500 two burner hob and grill, 12V/240V refrigerator and ample storage space.  Forepeak with V berth and infill converting to a double berth, storage above and below, escape hatch to foredeck.  Planar diesel fired warm air heating.  Teak and holly style flooring to wheelhouse and saloon.  Cabin lights.  Curtains.

Mechanical Systems

Located midships. Twin Volvo Penta TMD40 125hp turbo-charged diesel engines on flex mounts. Fresh water cooled via heat exchanger. Electric start. Shaft drive to fixed five blade propellers. Single lever engine controls. Cruising speed 9/10 knots. Maximum speed approximately 13 knots.  Engines serviced and new anodes fitted winter 2020/21

Alternator charging to 4 x 12 volt Batteries 

Sterling battery charger

240V shore power supply

Planar 44M diesel fired warm air heating (fitted 2018)

Deck Equipment

Lewmar electric anchor winch (2017)

Danforth anchor with 30m 8mm chain and 30m anchorplait spliced on.

Stainless steel pulpit, stanchions and handrails

Stainless steel hard top handrails

Hardwood handrails to coach roof and side rails to wheelhouse

Teak cockpit table

Bow roller

Alloy boarding ladder

Cockpit canopy

Dodgers

Various fenders & warps

Windscreen wipers x 2

Boat hook

Navigation Equipment

Steering compass

Hand held compass

Simrad NSS Evo 3 chart plotter

Simrad RS 35 VHF radio with aerial

Stowe Power200 Depth sounder

Full navigation lights

Clock and barometer

Safety Equipment

Electric and manual bilge pumps

2 x Auto fire extinguishers (expiry date unknown)

4 x Manual fire extinguishers (expiry date unknown)

Fire blanket

Lifebuoy

Recovery sling

Construction

Built in 1978 by Storebro of Sweden to a design by WH Wilke and JH Lindblom.  Off white semi-displacement GRP hull, off white GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to decks, hard wood wheelhouse with GRP hard top and bathing platform  Teak laid self draining cockpit. Self draining anchor and gas lockers. Wheel steering. 

Comments

The Storebro Royal Biscay 31 is the all weather version of the Swedish Storebro Royal Cruiser 31 This particular boat is fitted with twin Volvo TMD40 diesel engines on shafts, is very nicely presented and has undergone a continual programme of updates and improvements through ownerships, including a beautiful set of be-spoke wood bi-folding doors.  Classic motor cruiser, ideal for coastal cruising or inland waterways such as the Norfolk Broads.  Viewing by appointment through Howard Ford Marine Sales.

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.