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Beneteau’s Take on the Fast Trawler: Swift Trawler

It's the speed, comfort, stability and fuel efficiency working in perfect harmony which is the real secret behind Beneteau's Swift Trawler series.

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All Swift Trawlers powered by Beneteau feature a long list of superior qualities. But it's the speedcomfortstability and fuel efficiency working in perfect harmony which is the real secret behind Beneteau's Swift Trawler series. It's what makes the trawler truly transformed.

Swift Speed

The Swift Trawler features the speed other trawlers might brag about, but with a style and efficiency that could only come from Beneteau. The sleek, semi-planing hull designed to cut through the waves with a minimal resistance is in perfect union with the Swift Trawler's robust engine, allowing it to deliver maximum performance.

Built for speed. Designed to slow you down.
 Speed. Isn’t that the point of owning a fast trawler? Other trawlers may deliver that speed through shear brute force, but a Swift Trawler achieves its pace though the perfect marriage of brains and brawn. The end result is speed that’s a joy and oh so easy to live with.

The hull
 The Swift Trawler’s tight, responsive semi-planing hull designed by Joubert & Nivelt can knife through just about any swell and has a turning radius more akin to a speed boat than a trawler. Just open the throttle and the Swift Trawler comes alive.

The weight

There’s an old engineering axiom: weight is the enemy of speed. This is why Beneteau designers and engineers consider only the lightest, yet strongest materials in the construction of the Swift Trawler. This no-compromise standard means less bulk and more knots without sacrificing the safety or comfort of those on board – all the way up to 25 knots aboard the Swift Trawler 44.

The engine

Now to the heart of the matter – the engine. While other trawlers cram the largest lump possible into the hull, the engineers at Beneteau know this always causes more problems than it solves. That’s why the hull of each of Beneteau’s fast trawler is designed to work in harmony with its power plant to deliver maximum performance without sacrificing the other necessities you expect aboard a trawler – like comfort and durability.

Swift Comfort

The marriage of speed and comfort.
 All trawlers, by their nature, have plenty of room and a steady ride. This reflects their working heritage where optimal space and stable footing were a necessity. Beneteau goes a step beyond though. We’ve used our experience in designing sailing as well as power vessels to transform the trawler.

The cabin

So how did Beneteau make this big trawler space even bigger? We used our 100 plus years in designing functional, comfortable sailing vessel interiors. There’s an art to make a sailing cabin comfortable. Not only must every square inch be utilized, it must fit its crew – not the other way around. We achieved this while maintaining the exterior lines and overall style of the Swift Trawler by designing from the outside/in as well as the inside/out, simultaneously.

The Swift Trawler’s Pierre Frutchi interiors feature an asymmetrical cabin layout designed for the way you live. The richly appointed interior space is bathed in natural light and features wide thoroughfares to handle years of foot traffic. Multiple staterooms provide proper sleeping accommodations for adults and children. And well-equipped galleys, where it’s actually a joy to cook, are never an afterthought.

The ride

Beneteau's uncompromising commitment to superior design and engineering makes the Swift Trawler a second home as much as a seaworthy vessel. The refined hull features huge chines to keep spray away from the deck at all speeds and provides a quiet comfortable ride in any weather making even the longest of passages easy and full of pleasant memories.

Swift Stability

The same Swift Trawler hull that delivers effortless speed also delivers unsurpassed stability and maneuverability. Again, we have used our expertise in creating the world's most coveted sailing yachts to deliver a swift stability.

Innovations that stand up to the elements.
 It only makes sense, the same Swift Trawler hull which delivers all that effortless speed and comfort also delivers unsurpassed stability and maneuverability. We’ve used our century of boat building experience to create a sleek, yet stable platform that will have you handling the seas like a seasoned Alaskan fisherman. And you can trust Beneteau's long history with the Atlantic and English Channel waters. We know our way around when it comes to making boats strong and seaworthy.

The hull

The semi-displacement hull features flatter surfaces and lifting strakes to make planing quicker with less power and help prevent squatting. The chines that direct spray away from the cabin perform double duty by diminishing rolling in heavy seas. And while the Swift Trawler may handle like a sport fisher, it can take even the most extreme turns with a minimum of heel. A shallow keel astern also allows you to get a little closer to shore without having to worry about prop or rudder damage.

The end result is a trawler so much fun, you won’t think twice about heading out in less than ideal conditions. And the Swift Trawler is just as comfortable at 8 knots in the harbor as it is at 20 knots on the open ocean.

Quick Facts

  • Semi-displacement hull with lifting strakes and flatter surfaces to prevent squatting.
  • Wide chine flats to diminish rolling.
  • Shallow keel aft to minimize prop and rudder damage sleek, yet stable platform that allows you to handle the seas like an old salt.

Swift Efficiency

In a time of rising fuel costs, economy has never been more important when choosing a trawler. Beneteau chose the most fuel-efficient as well as the most environmentally green engines available for every one of the Swift Trawler range, giving your family many more memories per tank.

How far can we take you?
 Operating costs and fuel economy have never been as important when deciding on a trawler. Having the right kind of power plant is important, but the engine is only part of the equation when it comes to true efficiency.

The drivetrain

Of course, each member of the Swift Trawler family is equipped with the proper engine to deliver maximum performance and maximum efficiency, while leaving the minimum environmental footprint. And to deliver all that fuel-efficient power, four-bladed propellers designed to move the maximum amount of water with the minimum amount of fuel are standard equipment on Beneteau’s fast trawlers. (The only exception is the IPS-powered Swift Trawler 50.)

The hull

The Swift Trawler semi-displacement hull is a masterpiece of elegance. Aside from being a real beauty to look at, its graceful lines also allow it to slice through the water with minimum drag even in heavy seas, giving you and your family many more memories per tank.

Our knowledge
 Beneteau has learned that true optimal performance can only be achieved when the hull is designed with the adequate propulsion in mind. This is why every Swift Trawler hull is the result of extensive water tank tests blended with the most advanced engineering.

We know brute force is not the answer against the elements; therefore, adding horsepower alone cannot be the answer to a swifter trawler. A fast trawler, yes, but not at all costs!

Quick Facts

  • Reduced fuel consumption for greater range at all speeds.
  • Reduced emissions.
  • Planing hull designed, tested and specifically matched according to propulsion.
  • Four-bladed propellers to move more water.