Ten years ago, Beneteau took another tack into the Trawler world and started a market revolution. What once was a converted bare-bones fishing boat known for its steady but lumbering pace was transformed by Beneteau into a sleek, modern cruiser with new levels of performance and luxury. Since then Beneteau has been bringing more advances, innovations and refinements to this revolution while holding close the qualities that boaters have always loved about trawlers — their ruggedness, stability and economy.
One of the latest members of this revolution is the Beneteau Swift Trawler 35. She is the direct descendant of the Swift Trawler 34, the Beneteau that gained fame by tackling North America’s Great Loop in 2012. Like her predecessor, the ST 35 is a boat that practically begs to be taken out for a long cruise.
Her strong yet sleek lines feature a high freeboard and wide side decks that keep you safe in any type of weather. A Cummins 425 hp engine married to a Beneteau designed semi-planing hull provide the perfect combination of power and handling that can take any epic adventure you might be planning. The generous flybridge, also an evolution of the Swift Trawler 34, can just as easily serve as a spectacular entertaining space with a glorious 360-degree view of her surroundings. Also, dinghy storage has been moved from the flybridge to davits off the cockpit to improve the layout and amplify entertaining space.
The equally generous cockpit is covered by the flybridge providing plenty of shade during the heat of the day. The Swift Trawler 35 features an open transom that can provide extra space when at anchor. Her salon is on the other side of full-length glazed doors. This remarkable interior space features a sofa bed which provides a comfortable double berth for guests. Her ingeniously designed u-shaped galley includes a twin sink that converts to a worktop and a second worktop that converts to an extra forward-facing seat. All interior surfaces are easy to clean.
Her owner’s cabin is spacious with plenty of storage plus an en suite head with separate shower. To port there is a second cabin with bunk beds for visiting family and friends. With her convertible sofa in the salon, she can comfortably sleep six. All in all, the Swift Trawler 35 is more than a worthy successor to the Swift 34. She remains the perfectly sized trawler for any type of cruise, from a casual long weekend to a Great Loop adventure, while adding enhancements in performance and comfort that Beneteau has always prided itself on.