Beneteau is introducing the Swift Trawler 35, new from the keel up, as a replacement for the Swift Trawler 34. The 35 is expected to debut at the United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, in October.
The new boat’s lines are distinctly more European than those on the 34. Though it isn’t as salty-looking and has less of a utilitarian feel, the 35 looks elegant and purposeful without ditching its trawler-yacht roots.
Like the 34, the Swift Trawler 35 has a single 425-hp, 6-cylinder Cummins diesel. Full performance specs were unavailable at press time, but the 35 should provide top-end and cruising speeds comparable to the 34’s: around 20 knots top and a 10- to 15-knot cruise.
New features on the Swift Trawler 35 include a convertible transom, which ties the aft cockpit and swim platform together through a pair of nearly full-width folding transom doors. Another design change is the use of more glass in the 35’s main saloon. Outside are curvier lines and softer edges, and inside is a modern interior with a more contemporary look than on the 34.
LOA: 37 feet • BEAM: 13 feet, 3 inches • DISPLACEMENT: 18,187 pounds • DRAFT: 3 feet, 10 inches • HULL TYPE: semidisplacement • POWER: single 425-hp Cummins QSB6.7 diesel • SPEED: 20 knots top, 10 to 15 knots cruise • TANKAGE: 211 gallons fuel, 80 gallons water, 23 gallons waste • BASE PRICE: $387,200 • CONTACT: Beneteau Power, Annapolis, Maryland, (410) 990-0270. beneteaulife.com
Below is a two-stateroom layout. The master is in the bow with an island berth. The guest stateroom with bunk-style berths is abaft the master to port. The two share an enclosed shower/head to starboard.
Boaters who have seen the 34 will also find the layout of the 35’s main saloon recognizable. The galley is forward to port, with a bank of stowage lockers abaft it. A dinette that converts to a sleeping berth is abaft the lower helm station.
This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue.