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A few notable features of the Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 include:
Beneteau's Swift Trawler 34 is a stunning combination of everything that contributes to the joy of cruising with the comfort and performance of a much larger yacht. Truly the top of its class, the new Beneteau ST34 outshines the competition in every category.
Burns less than 1 gallon (approx.) per nautical mile at wide open throttle!
Powered by a single Cummins 425 hp diesel with bow and stern thrusters, she will cruise effortlessly at 16 knots with a top speed of 21 knots(approx)(WOT). At wide open throttle, the ST34 burns less than 1 gallon (approx.) per nautical mile -- amazing fuel efficiency, made possible by her brilliantly engineered hull design, which boasts maximum stability and an impressively comfortable ride -even in rough conditions.
What the Press is Saying about Beneteau and the Swift Trawler 34:
"In America, boaters know Beneteau for its sailboats. However, the French builder has, at various times since its first splashdown in 1884, built various types of powerboats. In fact, Beneteau’s 52′ Swift Trawler won the European Yacht of the Year award when it was first introduced in 2007/2008.
According to the folks at Beneteau, there are now more than 36,000 Beneteaus floating around, and, on the basis of units built, an average of 283 per year, it has produced more boats than any other builder in the world. The Swift Trawler 34 is the beneficiary of those 127 years of knowledge and experience." - Sea Magazine
"Despite the name, this is not a trawler—that is to say, she does not have a full-displacement hull form. Consider her a hybrid, with a semi-displacement running surface that features fine fore sections, two lifting strakes per side, a long but relatively shallow keel that’s cut away around the props for good maneuverability, and most important, hard chines. [...] Underway, the well-designed hydraulic steering makes the 34 easy to pilot, and her long keel allows her to hold course even in a quartering sea. There appeared to be a lot of lift in the forward sections although running angles were moderate and proceeded in relatively straight-line fashion from idle—in other words, no hump." - Power & Motoryacht Magazine