New to Beneteau’s growing family of long-distance, motor trawler yachts is the 2017 Beneteau Swift Trawler 30, a lot of boat in a compact package. This French-made trawler appears to be a good fit for the Pacific Northwest, an area known for its trawler heritage.
A few notable features include the fold-down transom that deploys into a swim step. A table also can be deployed in the covered cockpit. A walkway along the starboard rails of the boat leads to the lounge pads and short bowsprit of the foredeck. There is also a cabin access door located along the walkway. From the cockpit is a ladder that leads up to the open flybridge, complete with nav station.
The cabin itself is roomy and feels open, in part thanks to the large cabin windows. A galley is positioned to the port, while sofa seating and a foldaway table are starboard. The seating and table convert into a large guest berth when needed. A large master stateroom sits in the v-berth, as does an enclosed head with shower. The boat is powered by an inboard Volvo D6 370-hp diesel engine that reportedly allows for a cruise speed of 10 knots and a maximum speed of 20 knots.
If you’re in the market for a pocket trawler with modern innovations, you might want to consider the Swift Trawler 30. Contact local dealer Denison Yacht Sales for pricing, or visit denisonyachts.com for more information.