BENETEAU SWIFT TRAWLER 48

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The new Swift Trawler 48 advances the spirit of the practical seaworthy passage maker by Beneteau.

The Andreani design focuses on practical easy living and circulation that builds on the wealth of Beneteau Trawler DNA and customer feedback. The Swift Trawler 48 is 14.74 metres long overall with a beam of 4.50 metres, and is a great addition to the successful Trawler range by Beneteau.

The new Swift Trawler 48 has been placed appropriately in the 45+ foot passage maker category, this mid-range boat has a strikingly stylish profile which features the new stainless framed teak slat fashion plates – aligned with those seen on the new Grand Trawler 62 flagship. The Swift Trawler 48 is rated for 12 persons in CE Category B.

MICAD naval architects have designed a semi-planing hull that optimises fuel efficiency across the speed range. With 1930 litres of fuel on board you can expect a range of +600nm at 9 knots displacement speed or 280nm at 18 knots efficient planing speed whilst retaining a fuel reserve of 10%. This in combination with 640 litres of fresh water allows for considerable autonomy away from the dock.

The standard pair of Cummins QSB 6.7 litre 380hp engines allows a top speed of 21 knots with the upgrade 425hp engines giving a top speed of 25 knots. So there is always plentiful “reserve power” available to take the boat beyond 20 knots should the need arise.

The aft cockpit can fit a folding table and two directors chairs which together with the large bench seat maximise the indoor/outdoor living space. Intelligent design features such as the foot pedal operated sliding flybridge stairs and starboard sidedeck acrylic “wind stopper” door and overhead handrail further enhance the functionality and comfort found in this area.

The main saloon is spacious and entertaining. Entering through the patio doors there is a large L-shaped galley on portside aft with a large raised U-shaped dinette forward. 

The helm station with adjacent side door leading to the starboard midships cleat & bulwark gate allows for easy docking and circulation

In the lower accommodation, the forward owner’s cabin features a double berth that lifts up to reveal plentiful stowage underneath. 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.

The starboard guest cabin has two portlights, a transverse double berth and a double door wardrobe that is large enough to take an optional washer/dryer in the base.

The new Swift Trawler 48 with Cummins 380 HP engines will have its world premiere at the 2022 Dusseldorf Boatshow in January.

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