12 must-see boats at the 2017 Southampton Boat Show

Motor Boat & Yachting's run down of what we think are twelve of the most important new models on display at the 2017 Southampton Boat Show

Bénéteau Swift Trawler 35

Bénéteau Swift Trawler 35 – Berth M100

Bénéteau Swift Trawler 35

Bénéteau Swift Trawler 35

Launched in 2009, the Swift Trawler 34 has been one of Bénéteau’s most popular and successful models of recent times.

So the new Swift Trawler 35 arrives at Southampton with high expectations and the challenging task of improving a design that already makes the very most out of what a 35ft (10.66m) hull has to offer.

The exterior apes the Swift Trawler 30 and sports a rounded, modern look. A welcome feature borrowed from the entry-level model is the split transom that extends cockpit space out to the bathing platform with flip-down squabs on the inside of each gate providing extra seating space.

The ST34’s quirky mast has been replaced by a simple radar arch and although the fixed seating on the flybridge looks much better, there may not be as much space to store a tender up here, which was one of the previous model’s best features.

The interior is much the same, with a double cabin forward and a bunk cabin to port, though the bathroom now has a separate shower.

Contact See Bénéteau website for dealers. Web: www.beneteau.com

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