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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How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

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Dufour 412

Dufour 412By: Katherine Stone

One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done better? The engineers at Dufour Yachts and the Felci Yachts Design group asked that question and listened carefully to suggestions from owners of the earlier, award-winning Dufour 410- one of Dufour’s most successful 12-metre boats. Not only did Dufour make the 412 more attractive and modern, but alsoincorporated amenities that are usually only reserved for larger boats.

We sailed the boat on a gusty, chilly, late autumn day out of Whitby, Ontario, on Lake Ontario, and she handled very well in 20 knotbreezes and three- to four-foot swells.

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