Beneteau to debut Swift Trawler 48
The French builder will exhibit different units of the new Swift Trawler flagship at boat shows in Europe and the US in early 2022.
Beneteau will stage the world premiere of its Swift Trawler 48 at the 2022 edition of Boot Dusseldorf (January 22-30), where the unit on display will feature twin 380hp Cummins engines. A unit with 425hp Cummins engines will then be exhibited in the US at the Miami International Boat Show (February 16-20).
The Swift Trawler 48 by Andreani Design the succeeds the 47 as the flagship of the range of seaworthy passage makers. The 48 is 14.74m long overall and has a beam of 4.50m, while its profile features the new stainless framed teak-slat fashion plates, aligned with those on the Grand Trawler 62.
The Swift Trawler 48 is rated for 12 persons in CE Category B. The hull has been designed for sea-kindly behaviour and performance, while the slender, flared bow cuts through the sea, resulting in efficient fuel consumption and safe handling.
MICAD naval architects have designed a semi-planing hull that increases fuel efficiency across the speed range. With 1,930 litres of fuel on board, the range is expected to be over 600nm at nine knots displacement speed or 280nm at 18 knots efficient planing speed while retaining a fuel reserve of 10 per cent.
The fuel capacity and range, in combination with 640 litres of fresh water, allows for considerable autonomy away from the dock.
The range’s DNA is focused on comfortable and economic cruising, although the standard option of twin 380hp Cummins QSB 6.7-litre engines allows a top speed of 21 knots, with the 425hp engines giving a top speed of 25 knots.
The aft cockpit can fit a folding table, two director chairs and a large bench seat, while the foot-pedal operated sliding flybridge stairs, starboard acrylic ‘wind stopper’ door and overhead handrail are among functional features.
The double transom gate opens onto a large swim platform with an optional hydraulic lifting system able to carry a 350kg dinghy, while the bathing ladder has swimming-pool handrails.
The generous flybridge offers 215sqft of floor area. Adjustable backrests at the forward end of L-shaped sofas either side of the helm enable guests to either face the table area or forward, such as during passage making.
Options include a flybridge T-top with inset sliding soft-top. Aft is a transverse wetbar facing forward, while the aft flybridge space allows for sun loungers or toys.
The foredeck includes the option of a sunpad with lift-up sections creating forward seating. The asymmetrical deck layout allows for a wide, well-protected starboard side deck with high bulwarks.
The interior is accessed through patio doors and includes a large, L-shaped aft galley aft to port with a full-height 255-litre fridge freezer and large overhead lockers outboard. The standard galley has a gas oven or optional multi-function electric oven, a clever ‘magic corner’ pull-out stowage unit, cupboards and drawers, plus space for an optional dishwasher.
The raised-edge Corian worktop features a gas or induction cooktop and large sink. Opposite the galley is a spacious sideboard with cupboards and an internal bottle rack. The sideboard can be configured with an icemaker, Villeroy & Boch crockery stowage and an illuminated glassware cupboard above.
Forward of the galley is a large, raised U-shaped dinette providing seating for up to eight with great views all around and in social proximity to the helm. The aft end of the seat has space for a 23-bottle wine chiller. On the portside dashtop, the large stowage unit can house a 40in TV.
The helm station with adjacent side door leading to the starboard midships cleat and bulwark gate allows for easy docking and circulation. The helm has space for two 12in Raymarine MFD screens and the Beneteau Ship Control system.
In addition, an aft docking camera, stern docking lights and the Cummins integrated joystick system can be specified. The helm dashtop, console and adjustable pilot seat are finished in dark grey.
The Swift Trawler 48 can easily sleep up to eight persons in three cabins on the lower deck and the saloon dinette, which easily converts into a double bed with wrap-around privacy curtains as standard.
On the lower deck, the forward owner’s cabin features a double berth that lifts to reveal stowage underneath. There are overhead lockers and wardrobes, large hull windows with inset portlights and an overhead hatch which offer natural light and ventilation. The en-suite bathroom includes a separate shower cubicle with teak-slatted seat.
The port guest cabin benefits from a large hull window with inset portlight, stowage, wardrobe and two single berths with an infill to make up a double berth. This cabin also features an en-suite door to the portside day head, which also features a separate shower cubicle with teak-slatted seat.
The starboard guest cabin has two portlights, a transverse double berth and a double door wardrobe that’s large enough to house an optional washer/dryer.
The standard joinery is teak, while oak is an option. In addition, the sideboard doors, owner and port cabin wardrobe doors can be specified with wood or crème slatted doors with inset panels. www.beneteau.com www.simpsonmarine.com
The conglomerate is initially introducing the technology on Beneteau, Jeanneau and Prestige models.