April 7, 2009

Project: Beneteau 34 Swift Trawler

Beneteau presents the project for its third model and future entry level for its explorer type boat Swift Trawler range with the 34. Announced in Dusseldorf last January and presented also as a scale model during the show, the 34 Swift Trawler continues what we have seen with the previous models from the French builder, with US trawler looks, but also with accommodation layouts revolving an eye around European and Mediterranean usage. Looking very similar in the outside to the 42, the small Swift Trawler offers spaces associated with a bigger boat to its size. Its accommodation plan is a 2 cabin layout, with owner cabin to fore, a bunk double cabin to port side, and a complete shower head to starboard. On the main deck we have the main living area for the small Swift Trawler offering a saloon galley with a settee for 5 persons, c-shaped galley, and the interior all weather helm station to starboard. The extended flybridge as seen on the plan is the main surprise for its dimension, offering along the second helm station, and l-shaped settee also a tender stowage area. This is something unusual for a 34 feet cruiser. Engine choices has so far not been announced, but Beneteau did say that the choice is for a single engine with direct in line shaft propulsion, which according to the French builder will give the best economy but also the most stable ride to the 34 Swift Trawler.

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