Hybrid Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

Beneteau's Swift Trawler 34 offers quiet cruising with the Elco hybrid system.

This morning, I had the opportunity to take Beneteau's new Swift Trawler 34 equipped with the Elco hybrid system for a cruise around the Chesapeake Bay. It offered a quiet, fume-free ride and a range of about 18 miles while cruising exclusively under electric power. Check out some photos from our test on Facebook.

Swift Trawler 34
The Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 at the dock; a hybrid electric system propels this boat. ( Elco electric and Cummins diesel)Kevin Falvey
Elco in Benetau
A shot showing Elco electric motor in Beneteau Swift TrawlerKevin Falvey
Capt. John Page Williams at the helm of the Beneteau
Capt. John Page Williams, longtime contributing editor, checks out the performance under electric power aboard the Beneteau Swift Trawler 34.Kevin Falvey
engine
Engine view.Kevin Falvey