BY Nick Walton on 30 Jun 2024

Beneteau celebrates 140 years of expertise and innovation with the addition of the Swift Trawler 54.  

This latest family motor cruiser offers style, comfort and autonomy for demanding boaters. Tailormade for social voyaging, the new Swift Trawler 54 combines contemporary design, elegant finishes and smart innovations throughout to create the perfect home on the water.

The attractive and efficient 54-foot passagemaker fits sublimely into the well-known Swift Trawler family, which has seen 1,800 boats hit the water since 2003, ranging from 35 feet up to 62 feet across five models.

Beneteau worked with Andreani Design to carefully craft the ideal family home on the water so that boaters of all ages can enjoy economic and efficient long-range cruising in heightened elegance and ultimate comfort.

The exterior features of the boat include the stunning “Terrace to the Sea cockpit” concept, as well as a spacious flybridge with soft seating and luxury touches. The design prioritises safe and easy circulation between the helm, galley side doors and the panoramic wheelhouse windows. The stern boasts a 400 kg tender lift, ample storage for kayaks and paddleboards and a hydraulic swim platform with adaptive dinghy chocks.

Beneteau celebrates 140 years of expertise and innovation with the addition of the Swift Trawler 54.

On the foredeck, the U-shaped seating area with an inset table easily converts into a huge sunpad, with dedicated fender stowage underneath, offering total comfort.

To mark the 140 years of Beneteau heritage, an upgraded luxury finish comes as standard using premium materials. This includes illuminated wood panels and exceptional main deck glazing with 360 all-around glass, creating an open space that feels elegant and sophisticated while also remaining warm, social and functional. The visually stunning interior environment boasts an ergonomic and well-appointed galley with a raised passagemaker dinette, a large saloon and an attractive “architectural” flybridge stair.

Built with six berths, with the option for an additional single crew berth, the layout is perfect for long family cruises. The bathrooms feature Corian countertops with illuminated recesses underneath for towel stowage. The separate shower cubicles feature Corian flooring with the addition of a rain shower in the ensuite of the full beam aft owner cabin. All the cabins feature wardrobes with slatted doors to ensure good ventilation for clothing, as well as Berber style carpets with luxury acoustic underlays and foam backed panelling on bulkheads to reduce noise levels.

Beneteau celebrates 140 years of expertise and innovation with the addition of the Swift Trawler 54.

The Swift Trawler 54 brims with innovations and excels when cruising at 8-12 knots, but has the reserve power for up to 20 knots if required. Its two 550 HP engines provide up to 700 nautical miles of cruising at 9 knots (with a 10% fuel reserve). Visibility, control, communication, convenience, and social dynamics, with the helmsman at heart, were central to the design process to create a safer, more enjoyable, and efficient boating experience.

The Dixon Yacht Design “Fusion” hull form ensures a more efficient navigation, with excellent all-round handling and comfort. The latest Sleipner Vector Gen 3 fins with electric motors provide more stability and 360-degree control with “on anchor” mode, using 50% less energy. The Silent Boat option upgrades the boat with lithium batteries and solar panels, and the “Silent Boat” mode delivers eight to ten hours of on-anchor autonomy without the need to run the generator.

The final innovations include a future-proof engine room for Diesel-Electric hybrid drive and a full WEBASTO climate system throughout the interior.

The new BENETEAU Swift Trawler 54 will be premiered to the public for the first time at the Cannes Boat Show this September.

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