Beneteau Swift 35 Trawler

Beneteau Swift Trawler 35

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 35

The new Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 is the evolution of the popular ST34 that saw over 400 hulls built. There is a lot of boat in this compact, semi-planing motor trawler design that has an emphasis on making the long-haul cruise comfortable.

The exterior has many of the features one would expect on a larger yacht, including a spacious covered cockpit aft near the swim step. The transom features a novel folding system and foldable seating that really opens up the aft deckspace. A pair of integreated folding chairs are built into the transom and can be deployed or stowed with ease. A set of similarily deployable stairs leads up to the open flybridge and nav station that can come with a soft Bimini top or hardtop for shelter. These kinds of features are clever ways to maximize space aboard.

The interior is quite spacious for a boat this size, with plenty of seating and windows. There’s so many windows in fact that the manufacturer boasts “360 [degree] view”. There are two proper staterooms, including the forward v-berth with island-style bed.

Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 SpecsA fully enclosed head, complete with walk-in shower, is shared. Another nice feature of the cabin is that the nav station has a door that provides direct access to the starboard walkway to the foredeck outside.

As far as performance is concerned, the 35 runs a single Cummins GSB6.71 engine that can push the boat at a 20-knot maximum speed. The recommended cruising speed is a zippy 15 knots, quite a bit more than the traditional trawler cruising speed of 8 knots or so.

If you’re interested in a versatile, modern trawler-style yacht, the Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 may be your boat. The local dealer, Denison Yacht Sales, can provide additional information and pricing.

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is the managing editor of Northwest Yachting. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show, Alt for Norge. He loves living in a state where he can explore the ocean and mountains in the same day.

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