Beneteau ST 47

Swift Trawler 47: the range rover of the sea

Tests carried out by MOTOR BOATS (monthly n ° 42018, November 2018)

According to Pierangelo  Andreani, the designer who from Ferrari Mondial 8 and Maserati Biturbo and from Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans and Yamaha arrived in 2005 to design boats for the Beneteau brand, if we want to make a parallel between the Swift Trawler 47 and the world of four wheels you have to look at the Range Rover: a luxury car just enough, but concrete and designed for truly all-round use. The most recent creature of the French giant, fifth element of the range of semi-displacement boats intended for those looking for a boat with long autonomies, is suitable for family life, with no frills, but with lots of attention to the quality of time spent on board.


“The Trawler buyer is not a young boater. Often he is an ex sailor who chooses him for reasons of ease of use, but who does not change the approach to the sea he had with the previous boat: a means of use all year round, even when the season is not the mildest , and to be used for long sailing and in any case for living on board », explains the designer who also took care of the exterior line on this model.