The Swift Trawler 30 is the newest and smallest member of the Beneteau Swift family that aims to offer a large cruising range for the maximum number of people in comfort and safety. Featuring a semi-displacement hull and offered in one or two-cabin versions, the Swift Trawler 30 offers a lot of boat in a small area. Take a look at this First Look Video from Dusseldorf Boat Show 2016.




There are aspects of the design that fall short – the port walkway is very narrow and the low rails on the flybridge don't offer much of a sense of security for anyone standing up top, however, with potential to sleep six on board and loads of seating space for extra daytime guests, there is no questioning the potential accommodation on board.

The cockpit can be kept nice and clear thanks to the wide opening transom gates, fold-up seats and the ladder up to the flybridge that stows neatly up against the aft end of the wheelhouse. And in contrast to the port walkway, the starboard one is much broader and remains under cover thanks to the flybridge above.

For an interesting comparison, see the sportier Jeanneau Velasco 37F review or for the full trawler effect, try out the Hardy 62: Tough-Guy Trawler or Luxury Expedition Cruiser?

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.