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Yolanda Marie34' Beneteau 2014

Virginia Beach, VA


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  • Yacht Details 34' Beneteau 2014
  • Location Virginia Beach, VA
  • Engines CUMMINS
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedNov 29, 2021
  • Asking Price$284,500
  • Cruising Speed
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft 3' 5''

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  • Beam: 13' 1''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 3' 5''
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 211|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 85|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 28|gallon
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Yolanda Marie Yacht Description


"YOLANDA MARIE" is powered by the highly sought after CUMMINS QSB 6.7(425HP) fresh water cooled diesel with low hours, electronic controls, and SMARTCRAFT monitoring system that includes fuel management.   The engine has been maintained professionally, in a preventative fashion since new, and her owners have always maintained her in a manner where she is always ready to go anywhere they choose at anytime.  

She is equipped with all the modern conveniences, with the highlights being upper & lower stations with full instrumentation to include BOW & STERN THRUSTERS, AUTO PILOT, full navigation and SMARTCRAFT ENGINE MONITOR W/TACHOMETERS AT BOTH HELM STATIONS!  Her lower helm offers excellent visibility with AC/HEAT, full instrumentation & navigation equipment, with comfortable bench style helm seat beside the pilothouse door to the stbd. side allowing for easy single handed docking & line handling. Her twin 30AMP shore power supplies plenty of power for all systems onboard, along with her Onan 7.5KW DIESEL GENERATOR IN A SOUND SHIELD that provides all the power one could want while away from the dock, offering all the comforts of home at your fingertips. 

Her one level layout from the swim platform to the companionway stairs, with entryways from the stbd side decks or the port cockpit walk-thru door from the swim platform offer very easy boarding, along with the ability to move around easily & safely while underway.  The flybridge is easy to access via a wide & deep SS ladder with teak treads from the aft cockpit, while offering a very spacious, and thoughtful design with great use of space.  There are wide side decks with overhangs, with tall 316 SS welded bow rails making it very safe and easy to move around the entire boat securely & in comfort with protection from the elements.  

"YOLANDA MARIE" has received a high level of maintenance by her seasoned owners that keep her in turn key condition always.  Maintenance records & history available for review with qualified offers, and most recently she's seen the generator water pump impeller replaced 2021, bottom job in the last year, polished & waxed, new AGM batteries, new battery chargers, new dripless rudder seals, one new AC/HEAT Cruisair unit, new RayMarine auto pilot head unit on the flybridge, updated Navionics charts 2021, new stern thruster controller, new 30AMP shore power SS outlets with waterproof SS caps, all new LED lighting throughout, and more!!  Constant attention, bi-weekly wash & detail cleaning, and anytime something breaks or a problem arises, it is dealt with immediately in an effort to keep her in top shape, & ready to go anytime!!  For additional information or to schedule a time to come see this great example of the 34 Swift Trawler please contact us today!!


Brief Summary & Highlights Of This Model

Brief Summary At first glance, one can tell that the Beneteau Swift 34 has a cruising pedigree. The more time we spent with her, the better we liked her for a cruising couple -- whether they have long range aspirations or just short range. She is easy to handle, economical to operate, has room for a second couple (or two kids) in a stand-up cabin, and best of all she is affordable. The Swift 34 will cruise happily at 15 knots all day or at 7 knots for a couple of weeks. We think that this boat can make the cruising dream possible for some people that may have thought they would never be able to pull it off.

Boarding & Cruising Attributes

Notice the side entry door midships. This plays a pivotal role in single-handing the Swift Trawler 34. To improve efficiency Beneteau has not extended the keel all the way aft. Still, it offers a good measure of protection to the prop and rudder.

When Boarding One can board the Swift Trawler 34 from a number of locations, but two are primary... the boarding gate to starboard midships, and the cockpit entry from the swim platform. Let's focus on the cockpit entry for now. The swim platform extends aft 2.9' (.88 m) and on our test boat it was covered in teak -- left natural, it really added to the weathered and well-traveled look of the Swift Trawler 34. To starboard is a relatively large reboarding ladder with integrated handholds both on the ladder and the platform itself. The entry to the cockpit is over to port and I found the aft cockpit to be roomy enough for additional deck chairs, which conveniently enough were right in the salon. An optional large bench wraps around from the gate to the starboard side, with the ladder to the flying bridge just ahead on the starboard side.Below the deck is a lazarette big enough to hold plenty of gear, or dry stores for an extended trip, as well as the generator.

Asymmetry Pays Off The Swift Trawler 34 employs an asymmetrical layout, and the wider side deck is to starboard. From the aft cockpit, there is a door that closes off the side deck from the stern on the starboard side, and a portlight is built into the door to ensure that the boater doesn't open it into someone's nose should they come from the opposite direction. This door is important because when the captain is on the hook, or motoring along, it keeps the wind off the aft deck and makes it a good place to hang out.

The starboard side deck is also on the same level as the aft deck. The port side deck is elevated by two steps. The refueling port is to starboard and Beneteau thoughtfully placed it inside a closed compartment that shares space with the fuel vent, with a convenient overflow that directs the excess back to the tank, rather than onto the deck or over the side. Nice touch.

Salon Attributes & Highlights

Enter the salon from the aft sliding doors. Two of the three glass sections open, so flow-through ventilation is maximized. Underway, these doors remained where I put them regardless of my attempts to close them with aggressive helm maneuvers. This is a rather remarkable achievement. A pull-out sofa-bed is to starboard, and the previously mentioned deck chairs are to port. A cherry cabinet is behind the deck chairs with storage inside. All the windows open and I found the area to be comfortable and inviting. One has a good view of the surroundings going from the sides and certainly out the stern through the glass doors. The portside of the salon accommodates these director's chairs. Notice the storage cabinets behind. The windows open sideways, and one can see that the deck is all on one level. From outside the boat looks like a typical raised pilothouse design. However, inside, the helm deck of the boat is actually not raised at all. Rather, only the helm seat is raised. As a result there is one deck level that extends all the way from the aft deck through to the companionway going below. This is a real plus, because it is far easier -- and safer -- to be moving about in a seaway on one level rather than having to negotiate steps to and from the helm area. The aft deck cockpit is huge on this boat, and makes a good al fresco dining area. The galley is well equipped. 

Galley Highlights & Overview

The galley is forward and to port of the main salon and enjoys the same 6'5'' (1.96 m) headroom as the salon. The galley is "U"- shaped and features a double basin stainless steel sink, a 2-burner gas stove, a microwave, and a 137 quart (130 L) refrigerator. Beneteau thoughtfully created storage for the propane tank below a hatch in the port side deck. The galley is to port of the helm. I found the drawers to be large enough for plates, and I was happy to see the shelf below the window for ancillaries. The window opens for flow-through ventilation, especially convenient when cooking.

Lower Helm

The lower helm station is to starboard and accommodates a double wide helm seat that slides fore and aft. The 6.5' (1.96 m) overhead continues here, and to accommodate shorter captains there is a flip down step that will allow for more height and therefore more visibility.The captain will be looking ahead through three safety glass windows with aluminum frames lacquered black. All three have windshield wipers/washers and I was happy to see defogging vents to keep things clearer on rainy days. Our test boat was equipped with the optional Raymarine E 120 wide screen display. We had full instrumentation as well as my personal favorite, the rudder angle indicator. In addition to our single engine, our boat was also equipped with bow and stern thrusters. A sliding door with integral bug screen not only allowed for additional flow-through ventilation but access to the starboard side deck. Beneteau seems always to be mindful that many boats are single-handed at least some of the time, and by putting a door next to the helm a skipper can easily pop out and tie his boat up by himself. The helm is straightforward, and I found that it was much easier to dock the Swift Trawler 34 from this lower station. The seat is double wide and slides fore and aft, but I found the slide release to be a bit difficult to operate. All three windows have wiper/washers and defrosters.


The Swift Trawler 34 is a two-cabin, one-head layout with the master fully forward. A queen sized berth is accessible only from the foot as the space on the sides is used for much needed stowage. A small seat lies to port at the foot, and the usual hanging lockers are to either side. The forward berth does not allow access from the sides because that area is used for storage. Portside berths are over/under, and the shared head is to starboard. The wet head was roomy enough for me to remain comfortable taking a mock shower and a curtain keeps the contents dry. And two people can actually use the head at once. To port is a second stateroom with twin berths, one over the other. The upper berth will be fought over as it is the only one with dual portlights, one of which is opening. There is space inside the second cabin to stand and change clothes, but that is about all. Nevertheless, in a 34'(10.36 m) boat this is quite an accomplishment. We can think of 44' boats that have much smaller guest cabins.

Flybridge Highlights

Access to the flying bridge is via the stairs leading up from the cockpit. The aft end of the flying bridge is called the "boat deck" in this arrangement and here there is room for a small tender fore and aft. It can be launched with the mast and winch. Our test boat didn't have a tender, and as such it was easy to see my guests enjoying the day sitting on deck chairs in this open spot, while the boat swings at a remote anchorage. I always recommend that owners install removable chocks for their tender in order to make dual use of the boat deck. I found this to be a great place to pilot the Swift Trawler 34, but I prefer docking from below for better "close in" visibility. Forward there is "L"-shaped seating, with the "L" going the wrong way to my way of thinking. It requires people to sit with their backs to the bow, and that's not the way people like to cruise. I'm also an advocate for as many eyes looking forward as possible, and it seems like it would be a simple fix to rotate the seating so that my guests could enjoy my view as well. I would just flip the layout and move the table forward. View from the Helm The helm is to starboard, much as below, so when docking to starboard the skipper has better sight lines than would be the case if the helm were on the centerline. Conversely, if the captain were to dock on the port side, because the helm is to starboard there is commensurately less visibility. There is a view of the stern through the stairway hatch, but I wasn't tall enough to see the stern, without standing on my tip-toes. With time, of course, and a helpful first mate, owners will get used to the distances just as one does when parking an automobile.For me, docking the Swift Trawler 34 was better accomplished from the lower station. And as it turned out, visibility wasn't the only benefit.

Cruising & Performance Attributes

At cruise settings, things were quiet and comfortable. I couldn't manage to get into any significant waves, but a passing cruiser now and then left sizable enough wakes for me to do some experimenting. I let us get caught in a 2' (.6 m) wake to see what would happen, and the result was… not much. We rolled only 5- degrees from level and the waves just passed under us. Quite a show of stability. I then cranked the wheel hard over from side to side (5 1/2 turns from lock to lock) and only was able to generate a maximum of 10-degrees roll. At slow speed, the Swift Trawler 34 tends to ride bow low, and for that reason, in light chop and low speed, she tends to take a bit of spray over the bows. Add speed and get the bow up, and the 34 likes to ride roughly 5-degrees bow high and therefore remains much drier. Performance We reached a top speed of 20.7 kts at 3100 rpm. At that speed we were burning 18.9 gph and getting 1.1 nmpg for a range of 208 nm. Best cruise was a match between 2350 and 2500 rpm where we were running at 13.1 kts and 14.7 kts respectively. Best Cruise – Planing But as this is a semi-displacement hull, one will likely go for the added speed, as I did. 14.7 kts yielded an 11.4 gph fuel burn for 1.29 nmpg and a range of 245 nm. That's not bad for a 34'(10.36 m) cruiser, and I could see myself going a lot of places at that speed, and then pulling back to loiter for days at my destination before powering back home. Annapolis is 126 NM from VB. So, at 14.7 knts that’s 8.5 hours or 97 gallons. The Swift Trawler 34's happy spot is anywhere above 2000 rpm. Below that, and the hull is fully in the water and efficiency suffers. If the boater slows further, say to around 1500, they'll be running at just over 7 kts and can continue to do so for 467 nm. Displacement Hull Speed Now, the boater will be wanting to think about displacement speeds and maximizing the Swift Trawler 34's range. Her waterline length is about 32.7' (9.98 m) which gives her a hull speed of 6.86 kts at 1.2 times the square root of 32.7.' At that speed the Swift Trawler 34 will only burn 1.96 gph giving her 3.71 nmpg and an incredible range of 705 nautical miles with a 10% fuel reserve in her 211 gallon (799 L) fuel tank. Annapolis is 126 NM from VB. So, at 7 knts that’s 18 hours or only 35 gallons. Your car gets about 30mpg. Its 220 miles to Annapolis, 440 round trip. That’s 15 gallons of 89 octane which is $0.50/gallon more than marine diesel. $37 to drive, $70 to boat to Annapolis. Now this is economical cruising, and one can smell the flowers at the same time. This sort of flexibility opens up a lot of choices for how and where the boater would like to cruise. Get out charts and start marking off how far one can get at displacement speeds -- they'll be amazed at where they can go. Observations Overall, my experience with the Swift Trawler 34 was one of the more pleasurable times I've had testing a boat. I'm a cruiser at heart, and this boat had me envisioning a cruise through the Great Loop, or the inside passage to Alaska. Were I to take delivery in Europe, then I could spend years cruising the incredible coastlines and islands of the Med and the Baltic. But most importantly, Beneteau designed the Swift Trawler 34 with the cruising couple in mind, and in that light, I think they hit their mark dead center. I think their use of space is superb and Beneteau puts their priorities on the things that are important from standpoints of seamanship and sea-keeping. If one has been dreaming about cruising, this may be the boat for them.

Close Quarter Maneuvering, Handling Characteristics, & Real World Expectations

I've spent a lot of years operating single screw inboards and have a pretty good feel about when it works and when it doesn't. The Swift Trawler 34 is one of the ones that works. I locked us into a small basin in front of a fuel dock, and put the Swift Trawler 34 through some tight maneuvers. I was almost able to get her to pivot in her own length. If the boater backs down a bit, and then turn the wheel hard over, just a shot of "ahead" will allow them to use the aft momentum to push only the stern around without cancelling out that reverse momentum. One can't do it continually, of course, sooner or later they'll start moving forward, but I could control the pivot quite nicely in this manner. Docking Tip With the sliding door to starboard, and the inboard's natural tendency to back to starboard, one will want to always be sure to lay the Swift Trawler 34 starboard to. Once I had my fun in the basin, I backed up to the fuel dock, nice and gently, and once alongside, I simply stepped out the open side door and tied the boat up single handed, with a crosswind trying, but failing to blow the 34 off. That alone was very telling to me, as I see this boat as a cruising couple's boat. In my house, that means I have to do everything myself, and being able to dock, and tie up this boat alone is very likely how others will have to do it as well. Now that I've shown how it can be done, I think the stock in this boat will go up with the potential buyers that may have been worried about one person being able to handle it. I had no trouble. Tight areas were not a problem on the Swift Trawler 34, and on test day, there were plenty of them. Even the swans turned to watch this beauty go by. Notice the spray rails that keep the boat dry at cruise speed. At low speed we did get a minimal amount of spray on the bow. I didn't get to see the boat out of the water, but by the way she responded to the helm, I'm gathering that the rudder is quite substantial. When pulling out of the dock, we were immediately in very tight spaces between finger piers and she handled it with grace and poise, weaving in and around much larger yachts that didn't seem to want to share space with any other boats, let alone a slow moving trawler type. Pulling power off still showed a boat that was responding to the helm, with only the forward momentum acting on the rudder. If one doesn't want to finesse the Swift Trawler 34 around, then the optional bow and stern thrusters will take care of the job quite nicely, and that's how I ultimately backed the 34 into her tight slip. The thrusters are electric, but I worked them hard to see if they'd trip, and they kept right on going until I was done with them.

Highlights For "yolanda Marie"

· "YOLANDA MARIE"  has a very nice sized cockpit for a 34 foot boat. She has a 3 piece door into the salon that opens up to create a nice indoor/outdoor space.

· The sole is covered in teak with easy access to the generator below. Outboard and forward of the generator is tons of storage space for lines and fenders etc.

· There is a bench seat along the transom with storage below.

· The side decks are asymetrical and the starboard is much wider and covered from the elements. There is a wing door that keeps the wind from disturbing guests while in the cockpit.

· The transom door is located on the port side and gives easy access to the teak swim platform and integrated ladder.



· 6'5" headroom throughout.

· Convertible sofa to starboard as you enter the salon.

· 4 storage cabinets to port.

· Adjustable salon table can be moved between the salon and cockpit.

· Opening side windows.

· 3 leaf aft sliding salon doors with aluminum frame.

· 2 speakers in salon and 2 in cockpit with Fusion control.

· 32 inch flatscreen in salon.

· Privacy curtains all the way around allow for a makeshift stateroom when the sofa is converted to a bed.

· The salon and helm doors are equipped with retractable screens.



· U-shaped galley up layout with 365 degree view.

· Double basin stainless steel sink.

· Cuisinart convection oven/microwave.

· 2 burner propane cooktop with stainless backsplash.

· 130 L fridge under helm seat.

· Lots of storage and ample countertop space.


Master Stateroom

· Master is forward with large double berth.

· Overhead hatch and port holes provide plenty of daylight.

· Hanging locker and additional locker with shelving.

· Berth is hinged with storage underneath.

· Flatscreen mounted on the wall with additional Fusion stereo control.

· Separate thermostat for master. Compressor replaced in 2017 with new.


Guest Stateroom

· The guest stateroom is equipped with over/under bunk beds.

· An overhead hatch and 2 opening portholes provide good natural light.

· Lots of storage under berth as well as an additional locker.

· The guest stateroom is pre wired for TV/cable.


Helm Station

· This 34 is loaded with a suite or Raymarine electronics.

· 4kW radar.

· E97 Raymarine touchscreen in wheelhouse.

· E95 Raymarine touchscreen on flybridge.

· Raymarine Auto pilot. Separate display w/head units @ BOTH helm stations.

· Dual-station Raymarine 260 VHF

· Bow and stern thrusters w/controlls at both helm stations

· Electric windlass control at both helm stations.

· Onan generator control at lower helm.

· Remote Searchlight.

· Lenco trim tab controls @ both helm stations.



· "YOLANDA MARIE"  has the white and gray colored PVC upholstery. Always stored indoors when not in use.

· L-shaped seating on flybridge with teak table.

· Boom and mast capable of lifting up to 350 lb. tender.

· Full bimini top.

· Upper helm station has full electronics package.


Engine Room/Mechanical

· "YOLANDA MARIE"  is powered with a CUMMINS QSB6.7 425 HP diesel 

· She has a 3/4 length keel and direct drive inboard.

· Cummins Onan Generator - 7.5KW 

· 12V Smart battery charger located in lazarette.

· Racor fuel water separator.

· Perfex fire suppression system.

· (2) (new 2018)ProMarine ProNautic 12V Smart battery chargers located in engine room.

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