Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 Reviews

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 Reviews


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Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

Review Date : Fri, 18 Dec 2009

Author : Carl Richardson

The ST34 is the smallest of this French yard’s quirky, fun and very able trawler range and arguably its best

For:

The best decks you’ll find on a cruiser under 40ft

Against:

You’ll have to pay exyra for canopies and a bathing platform

Joining the ST42 and the Motor Boat of the Year Award-winning ST52, this 35ft cruiser offers excellent decks including a proper bulwarked starboard deck complete with a side gate for stupidly easy boarding.

http://www.motorboatsmonthly.co.uk/reviews/boats/trawlers/1/127456/beneteau-swift-trawler-34

 

Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

Beneteau’s new Swift Trawler 34 is every inch a serious, seagoing, long-range cruiser.

By Dag Pike, Photography by Gilles Martin-Raget

This latest addition to the Beneteau range of Swift Trawlers is a remarkable boat. At just 36 feet 7 inches, it’s the smallest model in the builder’s lineup and quite possibly the most compact trawler yacht in the world. Even so, this single-engine cruiser is every inch a serious, seagoing vessel.

Here is the perfect platform for a couple, and these owners will be happy to know that the new 34 can proudly stand alongside its larger siblings (the 42 and 52) since it’s designed and engineered with the same level of quality. However, I do think there is something very appealing about the 34 simply because of its size.

Design professionals have considerable latitude when creating larger yachts, but the process of making a trawler this size look in proportion is a challenge. Fortunately, the exterior lines of the Beneteau 34 are so well-done they command attention. At the same time, the cabin boasts a practical interior with headroom so generous you can comfortably stand in all areas. The interior does not feel cramped in any way, which makes me wonder how Beneteau managed to achieve all of this. The secret: The builder focuses on good, sensible design, both inside and out.

http://www.motorboating.com/article/Features/Beneteau-Swift-Trawler-34

 

Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

David Lockwood

Swift by name and nature, this French trawler stands out in a sea of giants

Among other things, when Jonathon Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travels he showed how the strength of little people, the Lilliputians, could tame a giant. The new Swift Trawler 34 from Europe’s biggest boatbuilder Beneteau is like that.

The smallest Trawler in the range keeps company with the 52 flagship and popular 42, yet it is everything but short on good boating sense or adventure.

In fact, I will go so far as to say this is exactly the kind of boat more and more Australians should be looking at these days. In some ways, it’s a case of everything old being new again. Look around the marinas and the country’s big inshore waterways and you will see rafts of 30-something trawlers with badges like Island Gypsy, Clipper, Mariner and Cheoy Lee.

http://www.boatpoint.com.au/reviews/2009/passagemaker/beneteau/swift-trawler-34/beneteau-swift-trawler-34-17434

 

Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

By John Page Williams on September 14th, 2011

Just because a boat is “manufactured” on an assembly line in a huge plant doesn’t mean that it won’t show off its builder’s craftsmanship. A corporate builder like Beneteau is large enough to front the capital for a lamination/extrusion system that turns out beautiful cherry and mahogany cabinetwork by gluing and compressing multiple thin veneers, then shaping them into molding that curves precisely around the top of a cabinet.

http://boatinglocal.com/reviews/beneteau-swift-trawler-34.html

 

News

01/15/2010

The news was announced at a special awards ceremony on January 11th during the London Boat show. The Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 was elected BOAT OF THE YEAR 2010 in the category of Trawlers & Aft cabins. Key elements of this category include impressive accommodations and generous stowage, but the judges also look for the solid rough-weather seakeeping ability and the sound engineering necessary to undertake long distance cruising with minimum worry. All of which have been realized through the combined design efforts of the Beneteau R&D team working in concert with architects Bernard/Nivlet.

The award was organized by Motor Boat and Yachting and Motor Boat Monthly.

This makes it a “Grand slam” for the Beneteau Trawler Range, after the wins in 2004 by the Swift Trawler 42 and again last year for the Swift Trawler 52.

For the complete story visit Motor Boat and Yachting.

 

TRADEABOAT.COM.AU VIDEO REVIEW

Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

By John Page Williams on September 14th, 2011

Just because a boat is “manufactured” on an assembly line in a huge plant doesn’t mean that it won’t show off its builder’s craftsmanship. A corporate builder like Beneteau is large enough to front the capital for a lamination/extrusion system that turns out beautiful cherry and mahogany cabinetwork by gluing and compressing multiple thin veneers, then shaping them into molding that curves precisely around the top of a cabinet.

http://boatinglocal.com/reviews/beneteau-swift-trawler-34.html

 

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Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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