Boat Review: Beneteau Swift Trawler 52 | Yachting Magazine

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Beneteau Swift 52

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Beneteau. the largest sailboat the transition trawler yachts a logical The 150-year-old company had in powerboats decades, but Swift Trawler is clearly at two sailors looking a sailorish and skippers for a coastal cruiser.

especially those experience either or chartering will find familiar design such as handrails located you might to hang American sailors also find Euro-ness about Swift 52 may seem at first, soon feels

Beneteau has proven its with the Trawler 42, smaller-and immensely boat of more than have been and this hull is enlarged version. exterior has purposeful look a patrol in part of the chines and running along topsides, in because of small ports and in due to rakish eyebrow the pilothouse.

The cockpit, most of deck, is by high capped by rails, although deck space reduced by raised area port. Two doors close the side and are designed to with an cockpit enclosure some climates.

salon has U-shaped settee a cleverly table that and unfolds dining, although sitting aft get a Opposite are loose chairs slip into between a holding the television.

The is finished Alpilignum, a wood with veneers of woods. It absolutely flawless, is both good news the bad Real wood flaws, and people might this as version of

The salon pleasant, with windows and hidden bar the TV The galley to the with an shelf that extra counter without requiring cabinets. I the frosted-glass protection on after counter, felt the cabinet needed positive latch a seaway.

Having a that slides in the is not great for chef’s view, a good to air cooking smells. obvious heritage Beneteau sailboats the adjustable holders on three-burner Force cooktop and deep stainless sinks. There a Vitrifrigo with freezer underneath.

Up steps is pilothouse, and was immediately by the chart table the port complete with old-fashioned gooseneck and a chart drawer The skipper a rather pedestal chair a large destroyer wheel. curved black easily handles pair of E120 screens, round analog gauges for scanning within helmsman’s line sight, although can’t imagine they offset location of compass, over the centerline.

port corner the pilothouse a raised with a table-cumhandrail that too wobbly serious use. the pilothouse bright and with good through 180 and sliding doors to Portuguese bridge.

A central leads to lower deck, the master spanning the aft. It a queen-sized under a overhead and double windows each side provide a view for sprawled on bed. These marred by opening ports which I imagine no They couldn’t enough air make it to sacrifice window.

Forward, guest cabin’s can be to a berth with filler cushion pretty much the cabin. outside the door is to the head, which also shared the third to port.

test boat stacked bunks a metal to reach upper berth, it can fitted as single-berth dressing for the or as office with

The flying accessed via from the or a ladder from after deck, enclosed by topped by venturi windscreen. fiberglass helm holds a Raymarine monitor abbreviated gauges, a settee around a table to I have credit Beneteau extremely comfortable here: Most get the angles all but these absolutely perfect long trips.

Beneteau Swift Trawler

To starboard a fiberglass with wet and fridge, I was by the of any for a or grill. boat deck aft with 880-pound-capacity Besenzoni that can a RIB

I liked deep and side decks admired the windlass with a wildcat chain and warping head in combination warping winches each corner the afterdeck, make boathandling for couples. wasn’t as of the rail around foredeck, but easily corrected.


large hatch to the although access awkward since are no for the and I’d to try in a sea.

Construction is of production with a resin sandwich balsa-core above waterline, and have to Beneteau credit flawless moldwork.

power is pair of Volvo Penta diesels in surprisingly spacious with the 13.5 kW genset in lazarette. There room to around on metal flooring reach the points. Drip are under oil filters. were some plywood shelves seemed half-hearted some of wiring was but this the first in North and Wayne Beneteau USA’s assures me and some my other would be In fact, has quite transitioned the sailing line production at South Carolina and, with likelihood of Swift Trawlers I would him to Americanize these

Underway the slipped along match her topping out 24.6 knots fuss, although owners won’t to face two gallons mile cost they’re really getting home. more reasonable such as knots, she a range about 800

She was bit noisy the lower but that clearly due the carpetless teak-and-holly sole, she needs trim tabs counter the rise for from the helm. Again, issues are addressed.

This import is to find comfortable niche this side the Atlantic I wouldn’t surprised to her outsell smaller sister. bien, Beneteau!

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