Swift Trawler 52
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The Swift Trawler 52 is a traditional pilothouse yacht whose classic lines (note the Portuguese bridge) and straightforward layout will appeal to experienced cruisers. A big U-shaped galley is forward of the salon with its U-shaped settee to port and two fixed chairs opposite with TV cabinet in between. Up four steps is the pilothouse with chart table, settee and twin deck doors. A central stairway leads to the lower deck with VIP stateroom forward, small guest cabin with over/under berths to starboard, and full beam master aft with walkaround queen bed, vanity desk and two large portlights on either side a unusual feature to find on a trawler. Wing doors and a teak swim platform are standard, and the cockpit lazarette has space for a washer/dryer. Aft crew quarters are optional. The flybridge has its own miniature galley with sink, cold/hot water sink, icebox and provisions for an electric grill. The engine room which is surprisingly large can be reached from the cockpit lazarette or through a hatch in the salon sole. Standard power is a pair of 575hp Volvo D9 diesels. At a cruising speed of 10 knots the Swift Trawler 52 has a range of close to 750 nautical miles. Top speed is just over 20 knots.
Overview French-built cruiser with high-performance hull, sporty Europa styling is fast, priced right, easy on the eye.
Features Well-appointed interior with varnished woodwork includes two double staterooms, two heads, two deck access doors, convertible salon settee. Additional features include teak decks, mast and boom, roomy cockpit with transom door, protected side decks, bow pulpit.
Comments Starboard hullside boarding gate is a nice touch. Early models have single head.
Performance Yanmar 370hp diesels cruise at 1820 knots (mid 20s top).