2023 Beneteau America Swift Trawler 48
The Swift Trawler 48 advances the Beneteau range of practical and seaworthy passagemakers. The Andreani design focuses on easy living and circulation that builds on the wealth of Beneteau Trawler DNA and customer feedback. The Swift Trawler 48 is 48’4” long overall with a beam of 14’9” and is now positioned as the largest Swift Trawler in the Range only surpassed by the Grand Trawler as the flagship of the trawler range.
This full range of models from 35’ to 62’ are designed and built to explore new horizons. Their seaworthiness, incredible living spaces and comfort have generated a following of 1300+ new builds and hundreds of additional owners in a community of long distance boaters worldwide. The new Swift Trawler 48 has the size, space and capability to continue the journey of seasoned cruisers and aspiring cruisers alike. The aft cockpit can fit a table and two folding chairs together with a large transverse bench seat that seamlessly continues the indoor/outdoor living space. Intelligent design features such as the foot pedal operated sliding flybridge stairs, starboard sidedeck acrylic “wind stopper” door and overhead handrail further enhance the functionality and comfort found in this area. The transom double gate opens onto a large swim platform with an optional hydraulic lifting system able to carry a 770 Ibs tender or water toy.
Simple well-designed features such as the bathing ladder with swimming pool handrails ensure there is no easier way to enjoy the delights of the sea. On the foredeck there is the option of a sunpad with lift up sections creating forward seating – perfect for relaxing with a drink and a good book. Note the asymmetrical deck layout allows for a wide and well-protected starboard sidedeck with high bulwarks giving safe and easy access to this area.
The generous 20m² flybridge floor area gives the space to create a comfortable layout so you can enjoy the panorama of the sea every minute of the day. The backrests on either side of the pilot seat allow plentiful forward facing seating while making passage. Additionally, the transverse vis-à-vis seating and table area create a great area to eat & relax. This can be further complimented by the optional flybridge T-top with an inset sliding soft-top. Aft, there is a transverse wetbar facing forward, which allows the person cooking or serving drinks to socialize with others relaxing on board. The aft flybridge space allows for sun loungers, paddleboards, or other small water accessories.
Entering through the patio doors there is a large L-shaped galley on portside aft with a full height 67-gallon fridge and freezer and large overhead lockers outboard. The standard galley has a gas oven or optional multi-function electric oven, a clever “magic corner” pull-out stowage unit, and cupboards & drawers that ensure plentiful capacity for extended cruising while still allowing space for an optional dishwasher. The raised edge Corian countertop features a gas or induction cooktop and large sink. Opposite of the galley is a spacious sideboard with cupboards and an interior bottle rack.
In the lower accommodation, entering into the forward master cabin reveals a comfortable double berth with room on both sides of the bed for movement. With headroom of 6’6” and a bed length of 6’6” there is plenty of room for larger occupants. There are overhead lockers & wardrobes, large hull windows with inset portlights & an overhead hatch which floods the cabin with natural light and cross ventilation.