Beneteau Swift Trawler 35

View from above.

by Alan Wendt
Evolution is a good thing in the boating world, and Beneteau has proven a very nimble pupil by making design changes in response to customer feedback.


  • LOA: 37'
  • Beam: 13'
  • Draft: 3'10"
  • Weight: 18,187 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 211 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 2x40 gals.
  • Power:
  • Price: $387,200

The Beneteau Swift Trawler 35, replacing the ST34, pleases with modern lines, excellent natural light ingress and ingenious space-saving naval architecture. 

More notable improvements include an aft cockpit hinged transom that opens to the sea, and folding bench seats on either side provide room for a waterside table, ideal for coffee in the morning or a romantic sunset dinner. Another neat feature is a flybridge ladder that stows flush against the wheelhouse, offering additional deck space as needed. Launching a dinghy is easier than ever: Instead of launching from the flybridge, the Swift Trawler 35 has stern davits concealed at deck level.

Built on a flared, semi-planing hull, the Swift Trawler is powered by a Cummins 425-hp engine. A 211-gallon fuel tank with a range of 228 nautical miles at cruise solidifies Beneteau’s reputation as a long-distance cruiser. The easy- to-maneuver package instills safety and confidence for owners who want simplicity and classic touches.

Good days will find the skipper and company enjoying the ride up top in a familiar setting: U-shaped seating, a folding table and a captain’s chair. The space previously dedicated for the dinghy now offers some room for two deck chairs and a small table.

Inside the steep wheelhouse, new floor to ceiling windows open up the starboard salon, offering 360-degree visibility. Drawer-style refrigerator and freezer compartments in the galley reflect the updated look. One feature not changing is the foldaway bed/sofa combo, allowing six to sleep comfortably and with some privacy. 

Forward is the lower helm station sporting large flat-screen Raymarine electronics and bowthruster and sternthruster controls. A sliding door gives the captain easy access to the starboard side deck — perfect for single-handed cruising.

Below deck, French doors give a spacious entrance to the master stateroom, now bathed in natural light thanks to much larger hullside windows. Portside, an over/under-style bed remains popular with grandkids or, more often than not, becomes a glorified closet as couples embark on the Great Loop journey of a lifetime. 

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