May 2, 2011

New Model: Beneteau 44 Swift Trawler

Beneteau new 44 Swift Trawler which was launched in the fall of 2010 replaces the 42 model which presented this explorer cruiser and yacht range of the French boat building company back in 2004.  Today the Swift range from Beneteau features a total of four models up to 52 feet, two of which are a different version of the entry level 34.  The new 44 Swift Trawler designed by Joubert and Nivelt builds on classic looks with modern elements thrown in like larger view windows on the main deck, and in the owners suite to fore.  As is expected the 44 Swift extra two feet add more space, but the designers also deliver a modern touch in every area to the successful model that was the 42.  Immediate visible improvements are to be found in the aft deck which is now more spacious, and also features an L-shaped settee, a second shower head down below serving guests, and a co-pilot seat in the flybridge helm.  Power is from twin Volvo 300hp diesel engines with speed estimates so far not being announced.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.88 m (45.8ft)
Hull Length - 12.17 m
Beam - 4.25 m
Draft - 1.05 m
Displacement - 10895 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 1400 l
Water Capacity - 640 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Max Persons - 12, 14 
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp diesel engines
Propulsion - direct line shaft in moulded semi tunnels
Project - M.Joubert, B.Nivelt, Beneteau Power, interior Piere Frutschi
Certification - CE B12, C14


  1. I guess the speed to be similar to the 42 as the Hull design has not been modified. I think they sold 500 units of this 42 in 8 years.

    I'm wondering whether this range will be inspired by the Magellano Azimut range in the future.
    I expect the next version of 52 Swift Trawler to challenge the Magellano 50...

  2. Yep agree on the speed.
    As for the Magellano it all depends on the success of the range. Azimut has managed to turn and decide trends in both flybridge and sport yachts models in the past.
    So if the past is a sign for the future you are right. The 50 Magellano sold well with delivery times into 2013 at the end of 2010 unless Azimut decides to increase production on this model.