Exploring New Horizons
Even bigger, to take you greater distances in true comfort…the Grand Trawler 62 broadens the scope of BENETEAU’s iconic Swift Trawler line, which consists of modern, practical, and safe passagemakers with excellent cruising range.
A MASTER OF TIME
These days, time is a real luxury; and perhaps one of its greatest uses is the chance to experience the joy of far-off places and new adventures…time shared with family in complete tranquility. At just above 62 feet, BENETEAU’s Grand Trawler 62 is a long-distance cruiser at heart and the perfect embodiment of “easy living”. She has an exceptional cruising range of 900 nautical miles with 10% fuel reserve, while cruising at a speed of 9 knots. Fitted with two MAN i6 730 hp engines, she is optimized for adventure, with reserve power to reach 20 knots when required.
Designed by Micad naval architectural office, her full displacement hull was specifically developed to optimize the passagemaker’s cruising range and efficiency.
«Although her exterior lines appear simple and elegant, in reality the under-water surfaces are mathematically complex. It took 300 hours of processing calculations and tank testing to design the hull. Our team has done a wonderful job of ensuring that the Grand Trawler 62 is 35% more efficient and economical at her optimum hull speed of 8 knots than a conventional planing hull », explains Robert Chaffer, Product Manager at BENETEAU.
The hull is well protected by high freeboards and has been designed to roam seas across the world. She is robust, quiet and reassuring, with a carefully crafted profile. She is modern with flowing lines and her extensive living areas which open up to the sea are cleverly juxtaposed with enclosed spaces bathed in natural light from generous glazing.
UNRIVALLED SPACE AND TOP TIER COMFORT
True luxury in today’s world is also space. The Grand Trawler 62 is exceptionally spacious, attributable to BENETEAU’s recent work with the multi-talented Nauta Design studio. The control and optimization of the accommodation areas, designed for spending a long time on board, ensures everyone is truly comfortable.
«We wanted to make sure that people are perfectly at ease with the open-flowing and yet private surroundings, feeling very much as if they were at home», stresses Robert Chaffer.
The cockpit affords seamless access to a large full-beam lounge area bathed in light. The galley is directly opposite of the dining area and opens onto the salon. This practical space can be closed off with a sliding door (option). The raised cutting- edge central helm station (with 1 or 2 pilot seats on option) has all the equipment you would find in the wheelhouse of a large yacht. The reverse section wind-shield offers a panoramic view that can be shared from a comfortable portside bench seat, while over to starboard there is a sliding sidedoor. In addition, an internal stairway from the helm station goes up to the flybridge, all combining to provide easy relaxed circulation during navigation (also accessible by the cockpit ladder).
The impressive 101 square feet of flybridge space makes it one of the largest in its category. A large U-shaped sofa provides space for eight guests around the table. It has the additional features of relaxation spaces and a fitted wetbar facing the guests. The extensive sun pad on the foredeck is prolonged by a comfortable bench facing the sea.
To really indulge in the pleasures of the open air, the large cockpit has a transom that opens fully onto the sea, creating a seamless space between the deck lounge and the generously proportioned 30 square foot swim platform. An ingenious system of sliding openwork protections creates the perfect “terrace to the sea”.
Another specific feature of the Grand Trawler 62 is that anyone who loves spending time in the water and sun bathing will love the immediate access from the stern deck into the lazarette which can be configured with shower space and head.
Lastly, the Grand Trawler 62 is available in two versions: three or four cabins. The owner suite is situated midship in the three cabin layout, making good use of the maximum beam. With the four cabin layout, the forward guest cabin becomes the owner’s cabin. To increase the feeling of space and comfort, there is an average headroom of 6.5 feet in each cabin.
With functional elegance, minimalist decoration, and simple and harmonious lines, the design is voluntarily open, creating an atmosphere of tranquility on board. As standard, the bulkheads and cabinetwork are in warm walnut shades, or should the owner choose, in waxed light oak. With top quality cabinetwork, supple leather, and luxurious cream- colored textiles, the choice of trims is a reflection of French luxury and Italian design. They enhance the feeling of elegance throughout the Grand Trawler 62.
Service and comfort on board the flagship Trawler can be provided by a crew of two. Crew quarters can be found at the stern, accessed by a separate entrance.
The Grand Trawler 62 is made in the Monfalcone plant (Italy), and benefits from the incredible technological expertise and craft of a team with experience in producing the very best of modern luxury yachts.
Following the international success of the Swift Trawler line, BENETEAU takes quality and the spirit of adventure a step further with the Grand Trawler 62, which promises to fulfill long-distance cruising dreams. Her US debut will take place at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in 2021.
Published on 07.10.2020