Your Personal Ship.

The Beneteau Swift 52 feels more like your own personal ship than a boat. It’s very high, wide and looks solid from every angle.

Approaching from the stern, you step onto a big swim platform, through a real transom door designed to hold out the sea; you walk over real teak trim everywhere. The aft deck is protected by the bridge overhang with a nice port side seat. A glass cabin bulkhead gives a view astern.

Like a ship, covered side decks let you walk forward like you’re going up a sidewalk. It even has a forward cowling ahead of the cabin the way many ships do and there’s a door forward out to the deck where you see a deck seat, bow pulpit, massive windlass and anchor.

Up top, the flying bridge has deck space for davits and a fair sized dinghy. The upper helm has a commanding view and L-shaped seating will accommodate a big group. The flying bridge is accessed up a ladder from the cockpit but it is also accessible from the lower helm position in the wheelhouse! Very cool...weather protection, the comfort of climate control, a great helm seat and a wonderful view forward for both the captain and at the companion seat where there’s a lovely chart table as well. From the wheelhouse, there are port and starboard exits out to the catwalks.

On the lower deck is a full beam, midships master stateroom lit by huge port and starboard hull side portholes. There’s a head en suite and a second head for the forward stateroom and the quarter berth that has two singles.

By now, you must have guessed that this is one big 52-footer! Actually, LOA is 55’ 9” and more significantly, the beam is 16’ 1” and it’s 20’ high.

No wonder there is space for a fabulous salon with a dinette for six+ people and the beige ultra leather seating is uncluttered and adds to the feeling of spaciousness. There’s great headroom throughout and a simply fabulous galley with a home-sized Vitrifrigo refrigerator, dishwasher, Cuisinart microwave, compost container, twin sinks and even a window in front of the sink. Gorgeous, glossy finished cabinetry graces the interior.

This is a trawler but it is a classic semi-displacement hull design with your choice of twin Cummins or Volvo diesels for a respectable turn of speed with an elegant ride.

LOA 55’ 9”/17 m
Beam 16’ 1”/4.9 m
Weight 40,080 lb./20,000 kg
Engines Twin Cummins QSC 600 HP

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 By Catherine Dook

“So you’re going offshore to Genoa Bay,” said an old salt at coffee that morning. Genoa Bay was 15 minutes away from our homeport of Cowichan Bay and hardly counted as offshore, but it was our first destination that fall. The fog had socked us in all that morning, so John and I drank coffee and gossiped with the neighbours while waiting for the weather to lift. We’d provisioned with cans of chilli, a sack of apples, and tanks full of water. We’d tested the engine and the anchor winch. We were ready.

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