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General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBeneteau Swift Trawler 52
DesignerJoubert/Nivelt & Frutschi
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingSavonlinna, Finland


Engine2x Volvo D9 575hp
Engine Hours707
Fuel Capacity4000l
Max Speed46.3kph
Hull ConstructionGRP
Drinking Water Capacity800l



One-owner example (never chartered) of the popular Swift Trawler flagship, having been very lightly used with only just over 700 hours on her engines from 3-4 months use per year otherwise, she has remained in a heated boat shed.


The flagship of the Beneteau Swift Trawler range, the Swift Trawler 52 is designed for extended periods away from the dock. Boasting enormous levels of interior volume and fantastic external spaces, the 3-cabin, 2-heads Swift Trawler 52 is also hugely capable in a seaway and offers excellent performance and economy from her twin Volvo D9 575hp diesels.

ARGO is Jersey registered and is both beautifully presented and specified being an “Elegance” version. Having never been chartered and still under her original ownership, she has been cruised in the spectacular Finnish coastal waters or on Lake Ladoga and as is the way with Scandinavian-based yachts, she has had very limited use having spent 8-9 months of the year in a heated boat shed. Specification highlights include:
• Steel blue coloured hull
• Third throttle and thruster controls at cockpit
• Twin electric mooring capstans in the cockpit
• Bow and stern thrusters
• Uprated 11kw Onan generator
• Inverter
• Diesel cabin heating
• Dishwasher
• Washer/dryer
• Engine room and aft mounted cameras
• Icemaker
• Refrigerated icebox on the flybridge
• Fridge and freezers
• TracVision satellite TV system
• LED TV’s in saloon and owner’s cabin
• TV/DVD and Bose speakers to the saloon
• Raymarine instruments package with twin displays at lower helm
• AIS transmitter and receiver
• Shore freshwater supply
• Leather interior upholstery
• Teak deck and cockpit sole
• Rope cutters
• Deck spotlight
• Electric flush heads
• Hydraulic tender crane
• Hydraulic retractable passarelle
• Canvass outside curtains for the exterior helm position
• Canvass enclosures to the cockpit


Swift Trawlers are the ideal boats for those who want to travel, to go far, for long sails in any weather conditions. Unmistakable for their vertical bow and high bulwarks, with a deck that is easy to negotiate and side decks protected, the boats of this range were created to take on even rough seas in safety. Equipped with efficient, quiet engines, to hear the call of the sea in all its force.



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the yacht confirms to Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) category B (16 persons) or Category C (20 persons)

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• GRP hull construction with balsa core sandwich
• Structural counter moulding in monolithic laminate to both the hull and deck
• GRP sandwich deck with balsa core
• Steel blue coloured hull
• Stainless steel rubbing strake
• Side decks and foredeck, cockpit, catwalks and bathing platform laid in solid teak


Engine & gearbox:
• 2 x Volvo D9 575hp 6-cylinder 9.4 litre diesel engines (1,150hp combined).
• Volvo single-lever gear/throttle controls with onboard computer system
• Third station gear/throttle control and thruster controls in aft cockpit for docking
• Closed-circulation fresh water engine cooling via saltwater intake and heat exchanger.
• Shaft drive

Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours: approx. 707 as of June 2018
• Serviced Spring 2018
• Cruising speed: approx. 16 knots
• Maximum speed: approx. 25 knots

Propulsion & Steering:
• 4-bladed propellers on shafts with end anodes.
• Rope cutters
• MaxPower 160kgs 24vDC bow & stern thrusters with controls at both helms
• Electric trim tabs
• Bronze rudders with hydraulic steering


Voltage systems:
• 24vDC domestic system with 220vAC via shore power, inverter or generator

Battery Banks:
• 4x 75Ah gel engine start batteries - 2016
• 4x 140Ah service batteries - 2016
• 4x 75Ah dedicated thruster batteries - 2016
• 1x 110Ah generator start battery - 2016

• 60 Amp automatic battery charger
• 25 Amp battery charger for generator

• 2x engine-mounted alternators

• Upgraded 11kw Onan generator
• Generator last serviced 2016

• DC/AC inverter

Shore Power:
• 220vAC shore power connection with 20m of cable and 220vAC sockets in interior


Fresh Water:
• Water is pressurised by DC high-pressure pump system
• Hot & cold freshwater pressurised water supply throughout
• Shore fresh water supply

Bilge Pumps:
• 2x Automatic electric bilge pumps
• Manual bilge pump


• 4,000 litres fuel tank capacity in 2x 2,000 litre tanks with interconnection

Fresh Water:
• 800 litres water tank capacity

Holding tank:
• 50 litre blackwater holding tank


At lower helm:
• 2x Raymarine E120 wide-screen GPS, radar chart plotter displays
• Engine room camera and aft mooring camera
• Raymarine HD Digital 4kw digital radar scanner with 72nm digital beam
• Raymarine autopilot control with gyro compass
• Raymarine speed/log display
• Raymarine wind speed and direction
• Raymarine autopilot control head
• Raymarine 650 AIS transmitter and receiver
• Steering compass

At Flybridge:
• Raymarine E90 GPS, radar chart plotter repeater display
• Raymarine autopilot control

Communications Equipment:
• Raymarine 240e dual station VHF with DSC and separate loudspeaker


Galley Equipment:
• 220vAC 3x hob glass ceramic plate with saucepan brackets and extractor hood over
• 220vAC AEG combination microwave oven
• Dual stainless steel sinks with pressurised water
• 175 litre refrigerator and 45 litre freezer fitting into wooden cupboard

Other Equipment:
• 220vAC icemaker
• 220vAC 6-setting Dishwasher
• 220vACz Washer/dryer

• 24vDC electric vacuum flush heads in all heads
• Sinks with hot & cold water supply
• Shower cubicles

Heating & Ventilation:
• Webasto diesel-fired heating system

• Samsung 32” LED TV in saloon with DVD player and Bose loud speakers
• Sony 22” LED TV to owner’s cabin with speakers
• CD/radio head unit with loud speakers in wheelhouse, cockpit and flybridge


• Alpi Mahogany interior joinery throughout
• Parquet laminated floors
• Carpeting to the saloon
• Red leather upholstery in saloon and to the lower helm position chair

Description of Interior Layout:

VIP Guest Cabin:
• Bunks type Island Bed
• Marine mattress
• Storage, Hanging locker, Drawers
• Lighting and reading spotlights
• Opening hatch
• Opening hull portholes with curtains
• Bedstead mirror

Port Guest Cabin:
• 2x Individual bunk berths
• Marine mattress
• Hanging locker, Storage space and reading lamps
• 2x Opening hull portholes with curtains

Heads Compartments (x2):
• Shower cubicle completely counter moulded with opaque plexiglass door
• Fitted seating, decked in solid wood
• Opening hull porthole and mechanical ventilation
• Waste water drained by gravity to buffer tank (50 l / 13 US Gal)
• Electric Vacu-flush toilet with sewage tank in cockpit
• Opening hull porthole
• Mixer tap with hot/cold water under pressure
• Mirror
• Toilet accessory rack

Owner’s Cabin:
• Centred amidships
• 2x Large fixed panoramic hull portholes with fitted opening portlights and curtains
• Large central bed (2,02 x 1,70m / 6’8’’ x 5’7’’) with lathed bed base and marine mattress
• Background lighting with brightness adjustment and bedside lamps
• Storage, Shelving, Hanging locker, Drawers & Mirror
• Leather covered stainless steel handrail
• Desk and seating to starboard
• Access door to private bathroom
• 220 V socket

Lower Helm Station:
• Raised steering station
• Grey-tinted glass windscreen with 3 speed demister system
• Stainless steel windscreen wipers with washer
• 2x Sliding doors for access to catwalks
• 2x Windows with blinds fitted to either side of wheelhouse
• Inside access stairs to flying bridge with varnished wood handrail
• Opening hatch in wheelhouse ceiling
• Electrically adjustable Bezenzoni® pilot armchair with retractable footrest - Leather cushions Red
• Leather covered steering wheel in stainless steel
• Ergonomic steering console, space for navigation electronics and engine instruments, engine repeaters with rev counters, pressure and temperature indicators fuel gauges, tiller angle indicator, flap indicators and steering compass
• Wide co-pilot bench seat with wooden shelf, stainless steel handrail and footrest, large storage space under bench
• Chart table, to port, with drawer and storage space, reading spotlight, 220 V socket
• Electrical panel 24 V and 220 V
• CD/MP3, USB, AUX. radio with 2x loudspeakers in wheelhouse and 4x waterproof speakers outside (2x in the cockpit – 2x on flying bridge)
• Companionway stairs to cabins and washroom with leather covered stainless steel handrail
• Extensive space under steering station with windscreen washer tank and access to all control panel connexions, ceiling lighting

• Sliding window in front of sink
• Resin worktop with stainless steel 2 basin sink, washing up drainer and bin access
• Mixer tap with hot/cold water under pressure
• 175 litre refrigerator + 45L freezer fitted into wooden cupboard to starboard
• 3 hob glass ceramic plate with saucepan brackets
• AEG Microwave cooker
• Rubbish locker accessed from alleyway
• Extractor hood
• Dishwasher, 6-persons
• Plentiful storage with cubbyholes and cutlery drawer
• Suspended shelf above worktop between galley and saloon
• Wheelhouse access step with leather covered stainless steel handrail
• LED spotlights and standard equipment: 220v sockets

• Aft 2 leaved sliding door window with curtains and stainless steel frame
• Sliding, opening side windows with blinds and stainless steel frame
• U-shaped bench seat with cushions and backrests
• Storage under bench seats
• Varnished wood saloon table, electrically adjustable height
• 2x Removable armchairs
• Bar unit with storage and space provided for an encased Samsung 32” LED TV
• Storage cupboard with drawer and cubbyholes
• Leather covered stainless steel handrail on ceiling


Flybridge layout:
• Besenzoni G309 hydraulic tender crane (max. load 400kg / 882Ibs)
• Inside stairs to flying bridge from wheelhouse
• Sliding hatch cover in grey-tinted, foldaway solid wood doors with fastening and blocking system
• Grey tinted windscreen
• Steering console with: Steering compass - Steering wheel - Electric engine controls, tiller angle indicator - Rev counter - Fuel gauges - 12 V socket
• Controls for bow and stern thruster, windlass, flaps, lighting, navigation lights and foghorn
• 12 V socket
• Adjustable, swivel Besenzoni® pilot seat with armrests
• Removable flying bridge saloon table convertible into sundeck
• U-shaped bench seat with storage lockers
• Stainless steel handrail
• Cloth cushions and backrests PVC Woven

To starboard:
• Worktop with sink and hot and cold water mixer tap under pressure
• Icebox
• Stowage
• Electric grill
• Polyester hoop bar with fitted spotlights and loudspeakers, supports aerials and radar
• Quarterdeck for storing dinghy or for use as a terrace / sundeck
• Fixing plates for dinghy
• Companionway hatch in PMMA for direct access to cockpit with stainless steel stairs and solid wood steps
• Space for life raft with stainless steel fixing bolt plates
• Flag pole bracket on starboard aft pulpit

Cockpit Layout:
• Self-bailing cockpit
• 2 Alleyway doors to protect cockpit from wind and spray
• Stainless steel stanchion on flying bridge
• L-shaped cockpit bench seat decked in solid wood
• Saloon can be transformed into sunbathing area with mattress - PVC Woven upholstery
• Large cockpit locker with companionway ladder for access to lazarette, engine room
• Outside ladder for access to flying bridge (secondary access - solid wood steps and twin stainless steel handrail)
• 220v 50 Ah shore supply
• Access door to aft swim deck
• Solid wood decked swimming platform with stainless steel area guards and handles to fasten dinghy
• Retractable ladder in swimming platform with solid wood steps and stainless steel handrails

• Plain solid wood bulwark
• Port and starboard gangway doors for shore access
• Hatch under starboard gangway door for access to fuel and water fillers
• Seawater deck wash pumps (2 outlets)
• Stainless steel 2 level pulpit with stainless steel guardrails at rear of deck
• Access to foredeck through door in Portuguese bridge
• Stainless steel guardrail on the front of wheelhouse windscreen for safety on Portuguese bridge
• Cockpit pulpit in stainless steel and solid wood
• On flying bridge: Stainless steel pulpit completely surrounding aft of flying bridge with stainless steel guardrails on snap shackles to facilitate launching of dinghy and life raft

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Anchor platform with stainless steel frame and solid wood boards
• Bow fitting with twin roller
• Lofran Falkon Horizontal electric windlass 1,500 W (chain grab for 12mm / ½” chain and gypsy head for buoy line)
• Mooring cleat underneath
• Remote control in mooring locker + windlass control from wheelhouse and flying bridge steering stations
• 2x Mooring lockers
• 2x Stainless steel fairleads
• 2x Stainless steel mooring bollards on foredeck
• 4x Stainless steel mooring cleats (2x amidships – 2x aft)
• Bench on foredeck with 2x lockers for storing fenders and mooring ropes

Covers & Canvas:
• Cockpit cover
• Canvass outside curtains for the flybridge
• Exterior cushions for cockpit, flybridge and forward of Portuguese bridge
• Flybridge console cover seat cover

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• Remote controlled extinguishers in the engine room
• Inert gas system to the engine room

Viewing arrangements

Lying: Savonlinna, Finland

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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