Trawler finishes 5,137-mile Great Loop adventure

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

Trawler finishes Great Loop

Posted on November 2012 by Rich


After 5,137 miles and four months the Great a Swift 34 that named The Loop returned its home of Annapolis,

When the boat, which used in marketing campaign promote Beneteau’s into the American powerboat arrived Sept. it had 570 hours its Cummins diesel and 4,638 gallons fuel at cost of

“We were realistic. We it would about 600 says Patrick powerboat sales for Annapolis Sales, which the logistics rigging the and keeping on its schedule.

“One factor a lot time spent and waiting transit locks the way. people ran 14 and knots the trip. With locks and lot of zones, especially Chicago, the average speed probably closer 10 to knots. Sixteen and 2,100 seem to the sweet for that in terms fuel burn ride comfort.”

a light of 16,356 the Swift 34 is for optimal performance at mph, at speed it about 11.6 (With a speed near mph, the burns 20.5 according to The trawler’s capacity is gallons, which builder says it a range of 936 miles 7 mph about 200 at top

The Greatest — Swift 34 hull 202 — built in France, and to Baltimore March. The was outfitted equipment and supplied by that included Cummins Onan, Dometic Group, DeLorme and Valued at $423,000 outfitted the voyage, left Annapolis May. Soundings writer Stephen was on for the leg, to York City, chronicled the in the issue.

Crewmembers rotated and off boat during 12 legs the voyage, organizers were with The Loop’s performance, included no mechanical problems. were two — on Trent-Severn Waterway Ontario and the Intracoastal near Myrtle S.C.

“Other two bent and a rudder we no major problems, so thought that amazing for trip that with a production boat,” Garth Hichens, of Annapolis Sales.

Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

“The grounding was surprise, but got lucky the marina called nearby care of — fixed prop and rudder — had it in the and under within 24 says Hopkins, was tasked rigging the and troubleshooting on the “The ICW one of areas where have to attention all time.”

At each the stops the voyage invited potential to board boat. More 14,000 unique viewed The Loop Facebook Beneteau plans display the at the Powerboat Show 11-14 in

The Swift 34 is smallest of trawlers. It an overall of 36 7 inches a beam 13 feet, inch. There aft and entrances to pilothouse/saloon, along transom and hull-side doors. standard 34 helm stations and on flybridge, both starboard. (The model has flybridge.)

The layout features a forward, a to port twin single and a to starboard. settee in saloon converts a double The saloon/pilothouse offset to and includes U-shaped galley a double refrigerator, two-burner and microwave.

Greatest Loop’s engine hours roughly equivalent a 3-year-old Hichens says, Annapolis Yacht has already a buyer. Baltimore buyer looked over boat before start of Great Loop and returned another inspection it returned. customer signed contract to the Swift — warrantied priced as 3-year-old boat. was a situation all Hichens says.

Beneteau continues evolution of Swift Trawler with a which will shown at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. www.showmanagement.com

Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

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