Beneteau Swift Trawler 44

310,000 Tax Paid | Port Solent Marina United Kingdom


  • Make Beneteau
  • Model Swift Trawler 44
  • Year 2016
  • LOA 45ft/14m
  • Class Semi-Displacement
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Engine Twin Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Fly Bridge
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 2
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 33491
  • Name DarkSide


A rare opportunity to purchase an ‘As New’ 2016 Beneteau Swift Trawler 44 which has been lovingly cared for to an exceptionally high standard by its current owners. Less than three years old and still under warranty until February 2019, she has been regularly maintained by Ancasta’s team of expert engineers.

Timelessly elegant, combining classic style and great innovation, the prestigious Swift Trawler 44 is a fast and eminently seaworthy vessel and is more than capable of long-haul voyages. Underway, her semi-displacement hull offers exceptional sea keeping qualities at all speeds and excellent stability as she breaks through the waves. Intended for life on board, the Swift Trawler 44 features large interior spaces, all beautifully designed.

‘DarkSide’ is a very high specification example of this world-renowned trawler. She has wrap-around teak decks, spacious bathing platform together with upgraded navigation system (including radar and AIS), upgraded batteries and extra anodes.

She boasts a spacious aft cockpit, Eberspacher heating system throughout, a large light filled saloon, roomy two cabin accommodation plus a settee which converts to a comfortable double bed, all of which makes her ideal for good times with family and friends.

Contact Ancasta Port Solent on +44 (0) 2392 373 300 or email to book a viewing immediately!

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Make: Beneteau
Model: Swift Trawler 44 – Luxury Motor Yacht, Gulf Stream Edition, built by Group Beneteau, France to a Pierre Frutschi and Michel Joubert design
Year: 2016
Class: Semi-Displacement

LOA*: 13.88m (45’ 6”)
Hull length: 12.17m (39’ 11”)
Beam: 4.25m (13’ 11”)
Draft: 1.05m (3’ 5”)
Light Displacement [EC}: 10,870kg (23,957 lbs)
Air draft**: 7.76m (25’ 6”)
Air draft***: 3.86m (12’ 8”)

Pearl Grey GRP hull, White deck and superstructure
Teak decks to bathing platform, cockpit floor, port & starboard side decks & forward part of flybridge. Electric loading boom on flybridge. Starboard side access door

Engines: Two Volvo D4 300s
Drive: Shaft drives
Layout: Fly bridge
Berths: Six in three cabins
Heating: Eberspacher diesel heating
Ancasta Ref: 33491

* (with aft swimming platform and anchor in position)
** (with mast in position)
*** (with mast folded)

All figures are approximate



Access to the boat is either through the starboard side gate from the pontoon or the rear transom gate from the swimming platform.

The aft cockpit area is self-draining with two spacious lazarettes under the deck and a smaller locker situated underneath the flybridge staircase which houses the gas bottles. There is further storage space underneath the port side seating area. There is also a hot and cold shower.

The flybridge is self-draining and access is via a staircase from the aft cockpit. A stainless steel guardrail surrounds the aft flybridge area. There is a white lacquered electric mast and swinging boom to use for lifting and storing the tender on the aft flybridge area. The mast also houses the radar, spotlight, aerials and the steaming light. The helm is central and includes engine controls, dials and navigation electronics along with the stainless-steel steering wheel. There are two individual pilot seats. The flybridge area to port has an ‘L’ shaped seating area and a chaise longue bench seat on the opposite side. Between them is wooden table. At the top of the flybridge stairway there is a galley unit with beer fridge and sink.

There is a great feeling of light and openness throughout the saloon due to the large all-round windows with a triple sliding door to the cockpit area. The saloon has a linear settee to starboard which easily converts into a double berth with a dividing rail and curtain to separate the galley and helm station from the saloon creating a private cabin space. There are two director’s chairs and a six place fold out dining table which can be easily moved. Cupboards and shelves provide excellent storage.

The ‘U’ shaped galley is forward on the port side and benefits from a large opening window. The counter tops and twin sink covers are Corian “Sagebrush” and both sinks are in stainless steel with mixer taps. The galley is fitted with a microwave/combi oven, 3 burner gas hob, front opening fridge, wine fridge and a good selection of drawers and cupboards.

The interior helm benefits from a vertical glass windscreen with aluminium frames, an anti-reflective coating and windscreen wipers with washers and demisters. The instrument panel includes all navigation electronics, engine dials, controls and helm.

The owner’s cabin is forward down three steps and has a generous double berth with large stowage underneath. To both sides of the berth there are two full length wardrobes. The mattress lies upon a wooden slatted base to provide extra comfort. A door leads to the en-suite heads compartment with a quiet flush electric toilet, separate shower with fold down seat over WC, stowage and mirror with back lighting.

The guest cabin to port has a good-sized double bed and plenty of storage in draws an cupboards.

The day head is opposite the guest cabin and has a quiet flush electric toilet, shower, stowage and mirror with backlighting.

The interior woodwork is Alpi Mahogany and the upholstery is Taupe.

The perfect yachtsman’s motor boat - admired wherever she goes! We viewed our move from sail to the ‘dark side’ with some trepidation but the Swift Trawler 44 made the transition an absolute pleasure. With classic trawler lines, a mast, dual helm position and space for a canoe, paddle board, bikes and a sailing tender (all the toys!) she is as comfortable cruising at 8kts (a good yachtsman’s speed) as she is at 22kts. Purchased from new, Darkside has taken us safely across the English Channel to France and the Channel Islands and along the south coast to Devon and Cornwall. In home waters she has been a regular visitor to Bembridge, Cowes, Lymington and Yarmouth – all day return journeys within easy reach of her powerful engines Above deck with her pearl grey hull she has a striking appearance and below deck she is as luxurious as she is comfortable. With twin engines, bow and stern thrusters she is a joy to manoeuvre in tight spaces.



Twin Volvo Penta D4 300HP diesel engines (297 hrs)
Shaft drive to two ‘four’ bladed bronze propellers
Cruising speed: 8 to 15kts
Maximum speed: 22kts
Two Ambassador rope cutters with gear box spacers
Full dual station electronic controls
Volvo on board computer upgraded with ‘single lever control’ and ‘cruise control’
Bow thruster & stern thruster (twin station control)
Hydraulic steering
Trim tabs (electric)


4 x 12v 140 amp/hr service batteries (upgraded from standard 2 batteries)
4 x 12v 50 amp/hr engine batteries
4 x 12v 50 amp/hr bow & stern thruster batteries
2 x 25 amp battery chargers
2 Kva 12v/220v Inverter
Shore power connector and cable
Upgraded anodes
32 amp galvanic isolator

Two 700 litre aluminium fuel tanks
Two 320 litre roto moulded water tanks
Single 120 litre holding tank

Water systems

Hot & cold pressurised water throughout
42 litre hot water tank heated by electric (shore power) and engine heat exchanger
Hot & cold cockpit shower
Shore freshwater supply with regulator
Pump for deck washing

Waste water systems

Two electric quiet flush toilets
Grey water tank
Black water holding tank with electric pump and ‘pump out’ connector


Pearl grey hull
65mm grey stripe to superstructure

Main deck
Teak deck to aft cockpit
Teak deck to bathing platform
Teak deck to port and starboard side decks
Teak deck to flybridge steering station floor
Teak handrail to aft cockpit and starboard side
Access gate to starboard adjacent to lower helm position
Access gate at stern from swimming platform to aft cockpit
Mid ship’s cleat to starboard side
Two 8” pull up mooring cleats to bathing platform
Two fender eyes on swimming platform
Diamante ‘Storm and snow’ cushioned sun-bathing mattress on bow (with cover)
Two waterproof speakers to aft cockpit (connected to Fusion system)
Ladder and hatch to flybridge
Gas locker under ladder for two gas bottles
Full aft cockpit enclosures in silver
Heating outlet to aft cockpit
Heavy duty waterproof 12v socket (for dinghy inflating) in aft cockpit
Manual bilge pump in aft cockpit
Two large lazarettes with hatches under the deck in the aft cockpit
Exterior Heating Outlet

Ground Tackle
20Kg anchor with 75m of 1mm chain marked with intervals.
Anchor swivel
Anchor securing strop
1000W vertical electric windlass with control from bow and both helms

Two pilot seats on flybridge
Flybridge helm position duplicating all engine/steering control, navigation displays and radio from lower helm position
L shaped flybridge seating area (Diamante ‘Storm and snow’) with teak table to port side of flybridge
Chaise Longue (Diamante ‘Storm and snow’) to starboard side of flybridge
White lacquered electric loading boom
Deck searchlight
TV Antenna
Bimini with cover
Two waterproof speakers to flybridge (connected to Fusion system)
Starboard storage unit with 40L fridge, sink (hot and cold water)
Cockpit courtesy lights to flybridge
Chocks, straps and D-rings to secure tender to deck
Individual white pvc covers for helm poition, seating and table
Full sized heavy duty tonneau to cover fwd flybridge
Two flag halyards
Lifebuoy and holder

Six man life raft (serviced June 2018)*
‘DinghyGo’ row/sail/motor tender with cover (Cost new £2,750)*

*These items negotiable depending on price paid

Six standard fenders
Four mooring lines
One stern fender

Alpi Mahogany throughout
Taupe upholstery
Corail carpet
Eberspacher heating throughout
Seven 240v sockets (four in number converted to UK sockets)

Sofa convertible to double bed
Two folding arm chairs
Dividing rail and curtains to convert to sleeping cabin
Storage cupboards and shelves
Semi-folding, adjustable height and extendable varnished wood saloon table
24" LED TV
Fire blanket
Fire extinguisher
Fusion stereo system with DVD player and bluetooth
A three leaved aft window door with black lacquered aluminium frame
Single leather covered handrail on deckhead
Wooden slatted blinds to port and starboard
Port and starboard windows fully openable
Main power and battery panel with water gauge above TV
Fire Extinguisher (Date Unknown)
Heater Outlet

U-shaped galley with opening window
Corian ® countertop with sink covers
Two stainless steel sinks with cold/hot water mixer taps under pressure
Microwave/combi oven
Gas Hob with three burners
130 litre front opening fridge (12 V)
Additional 37 litre wine fridge
Cutlery drawer
Stowage and drawers
Waste bin
Preparation area under helm seat

Helm position
Leather double/folding helmsman seat
Helmsman folding step
Leather covered steering wheel
Side door to starboard gangway
Red night light
Windscreen wiper controls
Demisting window blowers
Volvo engine control panel
Double throttle control
Trim tab control
Raymarine display (see Navigation section for full details
Heater Outlet

Owners Cabin
Large double berth (2,06 x 1,60 m / 6’9’’ x 5’3’’)
Marine mattress
Wooden slatted bed base
Large storage under berth
Wardrobes with lighting to port and starboard
Two bulkhead lights at bedhead
Large mirror at bed head
Single opening deck hatch with blind and fitted mosquito net
Two opening hull portholes with blackout curtains
Fire extinguisher
Heater Outlet

En-suite head to owner’s cabin
Mirror with back lighting
Inset sink
Cupboard under sink
Single opening deck hatch with fitted blind and mosquito net
Separate shower compartment with fold-down seat over WC
Quiet flush electric toilet

Guest cabin to port
Double berth (1,96 x 1,45 m / 6’5’’ x 4’9’’)
Marine mattress
Three large drawers
Two large cupboards
Storage under berth
Opening hull porthole with blackout curtain
Single Opening deck hatch with fitted blind and mosquito net
Fire Extinguisher (Date Unknown)

Guest head to starboard:
Mirror with back lighting
Inset sink
Cupboard under sink
Two opening portholes
Quiet flush electric toilet
Mixer tap

Raymarine LightHouse E127 Multifunction display fitted to wheelhouse
Raymarine LightHouse E125 Multifunction display fitted to flybridge
Raymarine 260E VHF Radio dual station
Raymarine AIS 650
Raymarine P70 Autopilot to wheelhouse and flybridge
Raymarine HD Radar 4Kw

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