Swift Trawler 48

Built to seek new horizons
Starting at US$ 1,071,300 (excl. taxes)*

*MSRP. Value-Added Tax is subject to change, according to the country of purchase. For pricing information, availability and product specifications, please contact your dealer for more information.

The new Swift Trawler 48 advances the BENETEAU Range of practical and seaworthy passage makers. The Andreani design focuses on easy living and circulation that builds on the wealth of Beneteau Trawler DNA and owner feedback. The Swift Trawler 48 is 48’4” long overall with a beam of 14’9” and is now positioned as the largest Swift Trawler in the Range only surpassed by the Grand Trawler as the flagship of the BENETEAU trawler range.

This full range of models from 35’ to 62’ are designed and built to explore new horizons. Their seaworthiness, incredible living spaces and comfort have generated a following of 1300+ new builds and hundreds of additional owners in a community of long distance boaters worldwide. The new Swift Trawler 48 has the size, space and capability to continue the journeys of seasoned cruisers and aspiring cruisers alike. 

Naval designer : MICAD

Interior designer : Andreani Design


European Powerboat of the Year 2023
Bob Award Finalist 2022
Motorboat award 2023 - Finalist



The aft cockpit can fit a table and two folding chairs together with a large transverse bench seat that seamlessly continues the indoor/outdoor living space. Intelligent design features such as the foot pedal operated sliding flybridge stairs, starboard sidedeck acrylic “wind stopper” door and overhead handrail further enhance the functionality and comfort found in this area. The transom double gate opens onto a large swim platform with an optional hydraulic lifting system able to carry a 770 Ibs tender or water toy.

Simple well-designed features such as the bathing ladder with swimming pool handrails ensure there is no easier way to enjoy the delights of the sea. On the foredeck there is the option of a sunpad with lift up sections creating forward seating – perfect for relaxing with a drink and a good book. Note the asymmetrical deck layout allows for a wide and well-protected starboard sidedeck with high bulwarks giving safe and easy access to this area. 

The generous 20m² flybridge has plenty of space for a comfortable layout so you can enjoy the panorama of the sea every minute of the day. The backrests on either side of the pilot seat provide ample forward facing seating while making passage. Additionally, the transverse vis-à-vis seating and table area create a great area to eat & relax. This can be further complimented by the optional flybridge T-top with an inset sliding soft-top. Aft, there is a transverse wet bar facing forward, which allows the person cooking or serving drinks to socialize with others relaxing on board. The aft flybridge space allows for sun loungers, paddleboards, or other small water accessories. 

Interior Design


Entering through the patio doors there is a large L-shaped galley on portside aft with a full height 67-gallon fridge and freezer and large overhead lockers outboard. The standard galley has a gas oven or optional multi-function electric oven, a clever “magic corner” pull-out stowage unit, and cupboards & drawers that ensure plentiful capacity for extended cruising while still allowing space for an optional dishwasher. 

The raised edge Corian countertop features a gas or induction cooktop and large sink. Opposite of the galley is a spacious sideboard with cupboards and an interior bottle rack.  

The sideboard can be configured with an icemaker, Villeroy & Boch dishware stowage and an illuminated glassware cupboard above. Forward of the galley is a large raised u-shaped dinette providing plentiful seating for up to eight with great views all around and in social proximity to the helm. The aft end of the seat has space for a 23 bottle wine chiller. On the portside dash top, below the window there is a large stowage unit that can house a 40” TV if desired.


The helm station with adjacent side door leading to the starboard midship cleat & bulwark gate allows for easy docking and circulation. The helm has space provisioned for 2 x 12” Raymarine MFD screens and the Beneteau Ship Control system. In addition, an aft docking camera, stern docking lights and the optional Cummins integrated joystick system can be specified for a stress free docking experience. The helm dash top, console and adjustable pilot seat are finished in dark grey creating a clean area for safe passagemaking in all light conditions and complimenting the excellent helm visibility.


In the lower accommodation, entering into the forward master cabin reveals a comfortable double berth with room on both sides of the bed for movement. With headroom of 6’6” and a bed length of 6’6” there is plenty of room for larger occupants. There are overhead lockers & wardrobes, large hull windows with inset portlights & an overhead hatch which floods the cabin with natural light and cross ventilation.

The en-suite bathroom includes a separate shower compartment with a teak slatted seat. The port guest cabin benefits from a large hull window with inset portlight, stowage, wardrobe and two single berths with an infill to convert to a double berth. Note this cabin also features an en-suite door to the portside day head – in which you will also find a separate shower compartment with teak slatted seat. The starboard guest cabin features two portlights, a transverse double berth and a double door wardrobe that is large enough to place an optional washer/dryer in the base. 

Personalization of your Swift Trawler 48 is possible with numerous interior and exterior variations. The standard interior wood is in finished in our Alpi Teak stain with an optional Oak finish for a lighter atmosphere. Additional upgrades to the interior finishes are available for the sideboard doors, and owner & port cabin wardrobe doors with wood or crème slatted doors with inset panels. Further interior personalization is possible with a selection of fabric choices for the wheelhouse u-shaped seating near the helm. Exterior fabrics are available in our standard Marlin white marine vinyl or upgraded Dolce 51.

The Swift Trawler 48 is provisioned to sleep 6 passengers, with three cabins in the lower accommodation and additional capacity with an easy-to-convert salon dinette with wrap around privacy curtains as standard equipment. 

Joinery available in 2 versions

Alpi Oak or Alpi Teak

Before After



MICAD naval architects have designed a semi-planing hull that optimises fuel efficiency across the speed range. With 510 US gallons of fuel on board you can expect a range of +600nm at 9 knots displacement speed or 280nm at 18 knots efficient planing speed whilst retaining a fuel reserve of 10%. This in combination with 169 US gallons of fresh water allows for considerable autonomy away from the dock. While Swift Trawler DNA is focused on comfortable & economic cruising - the standard pair of Cummins QSB 6.7 litre 380hp engines allows a top speed of 21 knots with the upgrade 425hp engines giving a top speed of 25 knots. So there is always plentiful “reserve power” available to take the boat beyond 20 knots should the need arise.
*Zero sea state, 50% load case, clean hull & drivetrain.


To enjoy the sea with confidence the Swift Trawler 48 is rated for 12 passengers in CE Category B. The hull has been designed to optimize sea-friendly behavior and performance. The slender flared bow of the Swift Trawler 48 cuts through many different sea conditions wonderfully all while retaining efficient, safe and predicable handling. 

Equipped With SEANAPPS

The easiest way to keep your boat safe and ready to cruise anytime.

The new Seanapps app is the ultimate solution to help you indulge your passion for boating. With the touch of your finger, you can easily connect, monitor and order services for your boat – from routine maintenance, to requesting a wash or fuel or having us complete a repair.


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The information below is intended for general informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice and does not constitute a contractual agreement. Any descriptions, representations, or statements made in this document are not to be considered binding unless explicitly stated otherwise in a formal contractual agreement.

Length Overall


14.74 m

Beam overall


4.5 m

Light displacement

27,896 lbs

12 200 kg

Air Draft Max


5.79 m

Draft Max


1.15 m

Fuel Capacity

510 US Gal

1 930 L

Water Capacity

169 US Gal

640 L

Max. engine power

2 x 425 HP

Cabin Number


CE Certification

B14 / C16 / D16



Flybridge / Foredeck
Main deck
Lower deck

Flybridge / Foredeck

  • 2x Cummins QSB 6.7 425hp (312KW) engines.
  • Large foredeck sunpad.
  • Large vis a vis seating area.
  • 3 transform backrest co-pilot seats.
  • Transverse forward facing wetbar.
  • Over 5m² adaptable aft fly area.
  • Missing point: Optional flybridge T-top with sliding sunroof.

Main deck

  • Large L-shaped kitchen.
  • Optional sideboard with storage for dishes.
  • Large U-shaped bench seat converts to a double bed.
  • Large sliding window.


Lower deck

  • Owner's cabin with large windows.
  • Electric toilet.
  • Shower cabin with seat.
  • Guest cabin with double bed.
  • 3rd cabin with two single berths.




Press Reviews

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