At first glance, you can tell that the Beneteau Swift 34 has a cruising pedigree.  The more time we spent with her, the better we liked her for a cruising couple — whether they have long range aspirations or just short range.  She is easy to handle, economical to operate, has room for a second couple (or two kids) in a stand-up cabin, and best of all she is affordable.  The Swift 34 will cruise happily at 15 knots all day or at 7 knots for a couple of weeks. We think that this boat can make the cruising dream possible for some people that may have thought they would never be able to pull it off.

swifttrawler-34-nBeneteau started out life building sailboats.  Now don’t tell anyone we said so, but we think sailboat designers are much better at squeezing the last drop of performance out of a hull than their powerboat counterparts.

And when it comes to layouts, they are used to getting more into less space because, in case you haven’t noticed, sailboats are pretty cramped below. For those reasons we couldn’t wait to test the Beneteau Swift 34 and find out if she would be comfortable for a cruising couple.

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