Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
A popular trawler-style cruiser (over 400 were built) with distinctive styling and an innovative asymmetrical deck layout, the Swift Trawler 34 is a single-diesel sedan designed for economical coastal cruising. She rides on a lightweight hull with hard aft chines and a long shallow keel. The 34’s roomy interior has the galley all the way forward on the port side, directly across from the helm station (the refrigerator is under the double helm seat). The galley has a two-burner electric cooktop and microwave in addition to the fridge, and the helm has a double seat with fold-out footrest. The salon settee folds out to form a double berth, and large cabin windows provide panoramic views of the water. Four steps down, the master stateroom with centerline double berth is forward and a guest cabin with upper/lower berths is to port. The aft deck/cockpit is sheltered by a bridge extension, and a hatch in the sole provides access to a large storage area as well as the generator. With her high bulwarks, sliding door at the helm, and asymmetrical side decks — the starboard side deck is wider than the portside deck — getting around the 34 is easy. A single 425hp Cummins diesel will cruise at 10–12 knots (low 20s top).