November 12, 2012

New Model: Beneteau 50 Swift Trawler

With this latest 50 Swift Trawler, I think Beneteau and designer Joubert-Nivelt break a bit the schematics of the line not only in the looks department which are more modern, but also under the water line for offering Volvo IPS pod propulsion in this series for the very first time.   Anyways the Swift Trawler range is a bit the compromise for those who want an explorer cruiser or yacht with a more modern style and a medium range possible with some fuel savings.  The 50 Swift Trawler offers an interesting spacious accommodation plan in all areas from the flybridge to its all around deck, and a full beam midships owners cabin.  A three double cabins plan is featured below with the option in layout two to make the double bunk cabin to port side into an office and having one berth.  The main deck is split level with a galley behind the helm and welcoming saloon to aft.  Power is twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pods.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.99 m (49.2ft)
Hull Length - 13.3 m
Beam - 4.65 m
Draft - 1.05 m
Displacement - 16000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1200 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 500 l
Accommodation - 6 or 5 berths in 3 cabins
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pods
Project - Michel Joubert and Bernard Nivelt, P.Frutschi interior, Beneteau Power
Certification - CE B14, C18