Before putting pencil to paper for the 62, the Beneteau design team polled Swift Trawler owners, primarily cruisers in their 60s. Their overarching desire was for a longer-range yacht to accommodate larger families, a request that prompted Beneteau to conceive an all-new hullform for efficiency and volume.
Designed by the Italian architectural firm Micad, the Grand Trawler 62 is powered by 730-hp MAN engines and will cruise at 9 knots for a range of 900 nautical miles, or at up to 20 knots when the occasion calls, according to the builder.
The Grand Trawler 62 is built in Italy at Monte Carlo Yachts, a yard known for Italian style and workmanship. The boat displays contemporary, flowing lines in its profile. But beyond the modern flair, it’s all business below the waterline.
“Although her exterior lines are simple and elegant, her underwater surfaces are mathematically complex,” says Beneteau product manager Robert Chaffer. “It took 300 hours of processing calculations and tank testing to design the hull. Our team has ensured that the Grand Trawler 62 will be 35 percent more efficient at her optimum hull speed of 9 knots than a conventional planing hull.”
The Grand Trawler 62 is available in a three- or four-stateroom layout. In the three-stateroom version, the master is amidships with a full beam. In the four-stateroom version, the master moves forward.
In either layout, bulkheads and cabinetry are finished in warm walnut shades or waxed light oak, per the owner’s preference. Leather, cream-colored textiles and a choice of trim are intended to give the 62 an essence of French luxury and Italian style.
Influenced by Beneteau’s collaboration with Nauta Design, the 62 emphasizes volume in the living and entertaining areas, with the goal of letting owners spending more time on board. Features include a cockpit with seamless access to the salon and galley; a designated dining area that can be closed off with a sliding door; a raised pilothouse with a reverse raked windshield and a sliding door to starboard; and internal stairway access from the pilothouse to the flybridge.
LWL 54ft. 6in.
Beam 17ft. 10in.
Draft 4ft. 7in.
Displacement 61,729 lbs. (dry)
Fuel 1,056 gal.
Water 222 gal.
Engines 2 x 730-hp MAN
Photos courtesy of Beneteau