by Dom Wiseman

When I was a younger, I used to look at boats like the new Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 and dream of a time where I owned one myself. Sadly that hasn’t happened but they still represent that opportunity to pack up and hit the high seas to wherever I please.

They are a caravan on water and will open up a feast of options from cruising to simple entertaining. The new Swift Trawler 47 is distinctive and the ideal boat for boating with family and friends. It has more room, cruising range and power. And going further a little faster will deliver that freedom and feeling of space we all crave.

Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 AftThe 47 is a result of a collaboration between Beneteau Power and Andreani Design. She is the latest addition to a range that has been tirelessly cruising rivers and seas across the world for 15 years. Both cruising and at anchor, everything is designed to simplify life on board and to enjoy every minute.

Onboard there are three cabins. A total of up to eight very comfortable berths. With an en-suite shower and independent head, the large owners’ cabin has the makings of a private suite. The guest cabin has twin berths that can be cleverly combined into one, as well as a shower room for guests.

A third modular cabin is perfect for children or can be used simply for storage. Surprise guests are also catered for by a saloon that can be turned into an extra cabin. Here there is a large built-in sofa bed that can be turned into a bed easily. There is absolutely no obstruction when moving around the large lounge with opposite facing seats.

The galley has an L-layout and a very large worktop. It perfectly blends the living spaces with the functional cooking area. Highly modular, the cockpit can fit a table together with a large bench seat that continues the indoor living space.

Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 cockpit

The transom swim platform can be equipped with a hydraulic lifting system for the tender while upstairs, you can enjoy the views and just relax. Up to three people can also sit with the driver, ideal for driving for long distances.

If you are looking for long distance cruising, The Swift Trawler 47 has a capacity of 1920 litres and the water tank 680 litres. It carries on the tradition Swift Trawlers than have come before it and is undoubtedly a boat built for the explorer.