Please enjoy the Boattest.com test of the new Beneteau Swift Trawler 50!
The new Beneteau Swift 50 was introduced in the U.S. at the fall boat shows and already a number have been sold at retail. The reason is not hard to figure out because this three-stateroom vessel is well-designed and has a price tag that allows grown men to dream again. She is a boat for the baby boomers and their children and grandchildren and she is easy to handle by a couple or even single-handed.
•Gangway door to starboard, stainless steel handrail
•Electric windlass Lewmar 24V 2000W
•High bulwarks (65 cm) ensuring protection right around the deck
•Teak slatted self-draining cockpit
•Sunbathing platform with solid wood slats and stainless steel protection
•Woodwork Alpi Mahogany
•Ivoire Carpet, in cabins
•2 Panoramic opening porthole-fitted portlights with blinds in full width owner’s cabin
Beneteau Swift 50 (2013-) Captain’s Report
By Captain John
Mission Statement for the Swift 50
The Swift 50 is an attempt to find a middle ground between displacement-speed trawler-type vessels and high-speed express cruisers and motoryachts. Beneteau has created the Swift 50 with the intention of “making living aboard easy” and as economical as possible both in terms of the initial buy and in the cost of annual operating expenses. By offering a base boat without lots of standard equipment the builder allows the buyer to outfit the boat exactly as needed for its intended purpose and thereby not waste money on unneeded equipment.