Beneteau to launch flagship motorboat in 2021
The French builder is developing the Grand Trawler 62, which will have a range of 900nm and launch a new line that builds on the Swift Trawler collection.
Beneteau has revealed more details of its Grand Trawler 62, which is being built at Groupe Beneteau’s Monfalcone plant in Italy and will debut in 2021. The 62-footer is one of two models previously announced under the codename Project E.
Just under 19m in length, the Grand Trawler 62 is the largest model among Beneteau’s current range of motorboats and has a cruising range of 900nm at eight knots with 10 per cent fuel reserve. Fitted with two MAN i6 730hp engines, the model has been ‘optimised for adventure’, according to the French builder, with reserve power to reach 20 knots when required.
With naval architecture by Italy’s Micad, the full displacement hull – well protected by high freeboards – has been developed to optimise cruising range and efficiency.
Robert Chaffer, Product Manager at Beneteau, said: “Her exterior lines appear simple and elegant, but the underwater surfaces are mathematically complex. It took 300 hours of processing calculations and tank testing to design the hull. Our team has done a wonderful job of ensuring that the Grand Trawler 62 was 35 per cent more efficient and economical at her optimum hull speed of nine knots than a conventional planing hull.”
Italy’s Nauta Design handled the interior design of a yacht that’s focused on large living areas, designed for guests spending a long time on board.
“We wanted to make sure that people are perfectly at ease with the open, flowing and yet private surroundings, feeling very much as if they were at home,” Chaffer said.
The cockpit has an aft-facing L-shaped sofa, while the main-deck interior starts with a saloon featuring a C-shaped sofa to port and either cabinets or a sofa to starboard. The galley is to port, while an eight-seat dining table is forward to starboard and can be separated from the saloon by a door.
The raised central helm station, with panoramic views through a reverse windshield, has the option of one or two pilot seats and is flanked by a portside bench seat and a sliding door to starboard.
An internal stairway leads up to the 31sqm flybridge, which features a large C-shaped sofa that helps provide seating for eight around the table, opposite the wet bar to starboard. There’s a sunpad forward of the helm station, while the aft deck is clear for sun loungers or a RIB that can be deployed by a davit.
The foredeck has a wide sunpad and a forward-facing bench, while the transom opens fully onto the sea, creating a 9sqm swim platform just three steps down from the cockpit.
Lower-deck options comprise three or four guest cabins with an average headroom of 2m. In the three-cabin layout, the full-beam owner’s suite is midships, with a twin to port and an angled VIP cabin forward, all with ensuite bathrooms.
In the four-cabin layout, two midships cabins share a bathroom, while the forward cabin is the owner’s suite. As standard, the bulkheads and cabinetwork are in warm walnut shades or in waxed light oak. The Grand Trawler 62 also has a large crew cabin aft, with two single beds and access to the engine room.
Asia Yachting represents the Beneteau Grand Trawler range in Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.