Is the Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 (up to 4 cabins) the most comfortable 18-meter yacht of the market?

Beneteau Grand Trawler 62
Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 – Photo courtesy: Nicolas Claris

Liveability is one the main focuses of contemporary yachting. This trend probably has its origins in the boom in catamarans (first sailing and now motor-powered), which represent the pinnacle of on-board comfort in terms of stability and available volume, both inside and out. The designers of monohulls have taken up the challenge and, as in the case of the Beneteau Grand Trawler 62, created surprising models. For more information or to request a quote, please click here.

Beneteau Grand Trawler 62

This model represents the evolution of the Beneteau’s historic Swift Trawler range and is an extra-large 18-meter yacht, both inside and out. The project is the result of a joint collaboration between Beneteau, Massimo Gino (Nauta Design) for both interior and exterior design, and Amedeo Migali (MICAD) for naval architecture.

Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 – Deck

Let’s start from the stern. The feeling is like being on a 60-footer. Despite this, a sort of beach club has been created behind the platform. Even though it doesn’t have all the elements of a beach club, this area is still very livable, starting with the design of the steps and the glass and steel support in a central position.

Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 Beach clubBeneteau Grand Trawler 62 – Poppa – Photo courtesy: Nicolas Claris

To the far left, right at the end of the ladder that leads to the platform when it is submerged, is the access compartment to the crew cabin, before which there is also a space with a shower to take off the salt or freshen up. Climbing into the cockpit, an open space area communicates with the saloon thanks to a large sliding door. An essential element on board this type of boat is the possibility of having direct communication between these two areas.

Grand Trawler 62 - cockpit
Photo courtesy: Nicolas Claris

F

rom the full-beam cockpit with L-shaped sofa and coffee table, moving inside we find a saloon with sofa on the left and furniture/storage spaces on the right. In the middle of the boat on the right is a sofa with a large mobile table that can be positioned as required. On the left instead the kitchen open (and closable at will) on the living room with direct access from outside.

The boat confirms its long-distance sailing DNA, as demonstrated by the numerous compartments for storing food, drinks, dishes and everything else you need to have on board at all times. At the same time, great importance has been given to the windows, which make the interior very bright even with natural light.

galley
Photo courtesy: Nicolas Claris

The central helm station is raised to ensure maximum vision forward of the boat. Another typical feature of boats that make long crossings, particularly at night, is the negative angle windscreen. This provides an excellent view to the front, while the technology available on the bridge allows you to keep an eye on what’s aft or to the sides. At the same time, in the cockpit, alongside the staircase leading to the flybridge, there is a command station for manoeuvring and mooring.

Grand Trawler 62 - Dashboard
Grand Trawler 62 – Plancia – Photo courtesy: Nicolas Claris

To the left of the dashboard there is a chaise-longue for those who want to enjoy navigation from the helm station in complete comfort. On the starboard side there is a sliding door that is useful for manoeuvring. Aft of the wheelhouse there is an internal staircase leading directly to the flybridge, which can also be accessed from the aft cockpit.

In the bow there is a further convivial area with a sundeck, storage lockers for fenders and can holders.

stern platform
Photo courtesy: Nicolas Claris

Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 – Flybridge

The boat features an amazing 31-square-meter flybridge, which makes it one of the largest model of the market. The flybridge includes:

  • two entrances, one forward and one aft
  • Helm station at the bow with a sunpad in front of it
  • A large U-shaped sofa and a table for 8 guests
  • A wet bar opposite the sofa for 2 people
  • Space aft for sunbeds, sun loungers or crane and tender.
Grand Trawler 62 - Flybridge
Grand Trawler 62 – Flybridge – Photo courtesy: Nicolas Claris

Above these areas a t-top shields the dashboard, sofa and wetbar from the sun.


Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 – Below deck

Further confirming the maximum liveability of this yacht, the Grand Trawler 62 is available in two versions: a three-cabin and a four-cabin layout. In the three-cabin layout, the master suite is located amidships, making use of the maximum beam. With the four-cabin layout, the forward guest cabin becomes the owner’s cabin. To increase the feeling of space and comfort, there is an average height of two metres in each cabin.

The interior is designed to give functionality and simplicity to the decor. The design is therefore sober and deliberately open to give a “home” feel on board. As standard, the bulkheads and furniture are in shades of walnut or waxed light oak, depending on the owner’s taste. The materials used are leather and cream-coloured fabrics and combine Italian and French taste in a yacht that is both elegant and practical.

double bed
Photo courtesy: Nicolas Claris

Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 – Propulsion

Power comes from twin MAN i6 730 hp engines which, optimized for long-range cruising, can deliver a top speed of 20 knots.  The boat boasts a range of 900 nautical miles with a fuel reserve of 10% at a cruising speed of 9 knots.

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Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 – Technical Specs

DATA

Beneteau Grand Trawler 62

DIMENSIONS
LOA 18,95 m – 62’2’’
Beam 5,45 m – 17’11’’
Draught 1,40 m 4’7’’
Displacement 28 500 kg – 61,729 lbs
Water tank 840 L – 222 US GAL
Fuel tank 2 x 2 000 L – 2 x 528 US GAL
Engine: 2 x 730 CV/HP – 2 x 544 KW
(direct shaft MAN)
EC Category: B

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