The news was announced at a special awards ceremony on January 11th during the London Boat show. The Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 was elected BOAT OF THE YEAR 2010 in the category of Trawlers & Aft cabins.   Key elements of this category include impressive accommodations and generous stowage, but the judges also look for the solid rough-weather seakeeping ability and the sound engineering necessary to undertake long distance cruising with minimum worry.  All of which have been realized through the combined design efforts of the Beneteau R&D team working in concert with architects Bernard/Nivlet.   The award was organized by Motor Boat and Yachting and Motor Boat Monthly.  This makes it a “Grand slam” for the Beneteau Trawler Range, after the wins in 2004 by the Swift Trawler 42 and again last year for the Swift Trawler 52.