June 5, 2023

Beneteau Trawler Aground in Lynnhaven Inlet

A twelve meter Beneteau Swift Trawler titled m/y JiMaria with USA registry ended aground while entering Lynnhaven Inlet, Virginia Beach on the early evening of the fourth June. The Beneteau Swift Trawler was out of the standard channel route and entered an unmarked difficult to navigate area.  The Beneteau Swift Trawler was removed from the grounding area and taken for repairs on the ninth June.
The Beneteau 44 Swift Trawler in this grounding is a 2011 build unit.  Replacing the 42 ST aftaert a six years production run, and introduced in 2011 with  design from Joubert and Nouvelt for exterior and interiors by Frutschi, the 44 Swift Trawler was produced till 2019 in about five hundred units. The 44 was replaced by the smaller 41 Swift Trawler in 2019.

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