Beneteau Swift Trawler 35

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eneteau 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.

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.

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