Bénéteau has announced plans to reveal the upcoming Swift Trawler 30 at the Paris Boat Show on December 2015. But before the big day arrives, the French boat yard is giving all of us a sneak peek of the new boat courtesy of these design studies.

The Swift Trawler 30 is expected to serve as the entry level model of the company’s entire Swift Trawler range. Despite its relatively small stature, the Swift Trawler 30 still features plenty of luxury amenities, including a double cabin for the owner and a convertible double dinette in the saloon. As an added option, Bénéteau is also offering a double bunk bed cabin on the portside as an extra option.

Move to the cockpit of the Swift Trawler 30 and you’ll be greeted with fold-up seats and a table that can be reconfigured to free up plenty of space. It’s a versatile setup that adds character and improved functionality to the boat. Safety is also an important characteristic of the Swift Trawler 30 thanks in large part to the high handrails and the asymmetrical side decks.

The design studies of the Swift Trawler 30 should be close to what we can expect to see when the real thing officially makes its debut in Paris. Bénéteau has yet to reveal the engine details and price for the new boat but we shouldn’t wait too long for those figures to be released.

Continue reading to read more about the Bénéteau Swift Trawler 30.

Why it matters

I’m really excited about the Bénéteau Swift Trawler 30 because of my past experiences with other boats from the French boat yard. I’ve specifically ridden a Gran Turismo 49a before and I can attest to its excellent build quality. I know Bénéteau isn’t as luxurious as other yacht builders, but the company knows how to make its products more luxurious than they actually are.

The Swift Trawler 30 seems to follow this formula. The design studies reveal enough for me to think that the boat will come with plenty of exciting features that should make it feel like a legitimate motor yacht. If you keep your expectations where they’re supposed to be, I think the Swift Trawler 30 will end up becoming one of Bénéteau’s most popular models. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a motor yacht that has yet to set sail, but if Bénéteau delivers the goods like I know it’s fully capable of, I don’t see any reason to think otherwise regarding the quality of the Swift Trawler 30.

Add that to what I anticipate to be a competitive price point and I can tell you that the Swift Trawler 30 should receive its fair share of interest when it makes its debut at the Paris Boat Show this coming December 2015.

Source: Beneteau

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