These 5 boats are perfect for living aboard (15 to 20 m)


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The call of the great outdoors, that ideal abandonment of cities and busy lives, would seem to have become stronger than ever. Dreams and fantasies that are increasingly turning into reality, aided by the growing opportunities for smart-working and remote working that are becoming more commonplace. Well, whether fantasies or actual plans, here are 5 boats perfect for leaving everything behind and living aboard.

5 Boats for living aboard


Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 – 14.74 m

A great Beneteau classic, the Swift Trawler range is populated with boats designed for big cruising, and among them we offer one of the latest additions to the segment, the Swift Trawler 48. Nearly 15 meters long (14.74 meters overall) and 4.50 meters wide With its three double cabins and an optional double berth in the salon, this boat actually sleeps up to eight. A middle model between the top of the range, the Grand Trawler 62, and the small 35-footer, the 48 is ideal for those who want to make long sailing their lifestyle. In fact, everything on board is designed to create a comfortable and easy space, even for long stays, and the same can be said of the motorization, as many as 2 engines of 380 horsepower or 425, served by a fuel tank of over 1930 L.

Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 - In Navigation
Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 – In Navigation

Regarding the cabins, the forward master cabin offers a double berth, while the port guest cabin, in turn, offers two berths, here, however, offered as singles, but convertible into a double. On the starboard side, however, we find the third cabin, complete with a double transverse berth and a double-door closet. Finally, if needed, the dinette converts into a double bed, thus enabling the boat to accommodate as many as 8 people. Regarding living spaces, on the other hand, Trawler 48 offers a salon on the main deck, complete with galley, dining/sitting area, and wheelhouse. Just outside the salon, a cozy cockpit extends the interior area outward, providing a pleasant terrace overlooking the sea. And, if that is not enough, we also find ample space in the bow, with a double sundeck, and even more on the flybridge, served by a wheelhouse, kitchen cabinet and outdoor lounge. To learn more, read the
in-depth article.
Or visit the site’s website:

Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 - Salon
Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 – Salon


Pardo Endurance 60 – 18.08 m

All the experience gained by Pardo Yachts on the day boat segment meets the desire for long sailing, resulting in a boat with a different flavor, Italian in its elegance, Nordic in its settings: the Pardo Endurance 60. At 18.08 meters long and 5.13 meters wide, the Endurance 60 is in fact a boat designed for long autonomous sailing, as even the technical components alone well demonstrate: more than 2,500 liters of fuel capacity, 700 liters of freshwater reserve, and a twin Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system of, at least, 700 horsepower each. Obviously, however, without comfort and coziness, one would not get far, which is why, already starting with the exteriors, Pardo Yachts sacrifices nothing, starting with the aft outdoor area, where two fold-down side terraces create a 41-square-meter area to devote to relaxation. Relaxation we also find, however, in the spacious forward spaces as well as on the furnished flybrifge.

Pardo Endurance 60 - Exterior
Pardo Endurance 60 – Exterior

In terms of the interior, first of all we find a large salon equipped with a full kitchen, positioned at the entrance and convenient for reaching both the table inside and the table outside the cockpit. Salon that proceeds further to dining and lounge areas, positioned further forward on a raised area that provides excellent panoramic views. Below decks then find space for three cabins and three bathrooms. The owner’s cabin positioned amidships takes advantage of the maximum beam, while the VIP cabin, positioned forward, is instead available in a double version: with a twin or double bed, depending on the owner’s needs. The third cabin, on the other hand, features two generously sized single beds and a dedicated bathroom. Also of interest is the location reserved for the sailor’s cabin, under the aft sundeck, equipped with two beds, toilet and direct access to the engine room. To learn more, read the
in-depth article.
Or visit the site’s website:

Pardo Endurance 60 - Interior
Pardo Endurance 60 – Interior


Grand Banks 54 – 18.41 m

Distinguished by classic and elegant lines, the Grand Banks 54 is a boat designed for long sailing, a design that looks extremely classic, yet hides much more contemporary qualities. Because, while precisely the lines and styling are reminiscent of tradition, construction techniques and materials are undoubtedly modern, with carbon leading the way, in fact lightening decks and superstructures for a lower center of gravity and reduced fuel consumption. Important qualities for a boat designed for long sailing, here coupled with a sturdy hull and important engines, a pair of Volvo Penta D11s with 725 horsepower for fast cruising of 27 knots.

Grand Banks 54 - In Navigation
Grand Banks 54 – In Navigation

Shifting our attention to the interior, we first find a clean and pleasant main deck overlooking a sheltered furnished cockpit. In the elegantly finished salon, we find a comfortable living area and wheelhouse, while proceeding just beyond is a complete and well-finished galley. In terms of staying on board, we find as many as three bunks on the lower deck, with a combined total of five berths. If you would instead enjoy the outdoors we find on the flybridge, not only a second wheelhouse, but also an additional convivial area, complete with mobile bar.To learn more, read the
in-depth article.
Or visit the shipyard’s website:

Grand Banks 54 - Interior
Grand Banks 54 – Interior

Azimut Magellan 66 – 20.15 m

Among the best ranges to interpret the market demand for luxury long-distance yachts, Azimut’s Magellan certainly could not fail to be on this list. From mini-explorers to luxury trawlers, the range can be called many things, but what doesn’t change is the substance: powerboats with interiors optimized to the max and generous volumes that can fit all needs. In this case, Magellan 66.

Azimut - Magellan 66
Azimut Magellan 66 – Exterior

The boat is all on one level with large glass surfaces, presenting a living area designed to maximize every detail, and consequently comfort on board. Below deck we find well-separated spaces, distinguished by compartments also designed to provide different levels of privacy, such as access to the sleeping area from the main deck, which is via an off-center staircase, for example, to guarantee total independence of movement. In the sleeping area then, in addition to the master cabin, we also find two guest cabins, while a fourth area can become both a storage area and a double berth cabin, adding space for two more guests. Even in the outdoor areas one moves freely in extremely large spaces, starting with the flybridge on which a large American bar can be added to the aft lounge area. The cockpit, on the other hand, transforms from a dining area into a large lounging area, while in the bow we find a large sundeck. To learn more, read thein-depth article here. Or visit the shipyard’s website:

Azimut Magellan 66 – Salon


Sasga Menorquìn 68 FB – 21.24 m

Designed for long cruises and relaxed cruising, the Menorquin 68 Flybridge brilliantly embodies the tradition of the Spanish shipyard, combining in itself traditional looks with the highest level of quality and technology. Safe in navigation and geared toward maximizing comfort and relaxation on board, it is a design worthy of the shipyard’s great DNA, offering not only a top boat, but also extensive customization, with custom fittings and furniture.

Sasga Menorquin 68 FB – Exterior

Below deck, in terms of compartmentalization, we first find a large salon, desist to be the main living and lounge space. On the lower deck we first find a fully equipped U-shaped galley, and then continue with all the cabins on board, four total, sleeping a total of six, plus two for possible crew. As for the exteriors, however, in addition to a large forward platform, the deck was divided into three main convivial areas: a large forward sundeck, the furnished cockpit, and the flybridge, an immense furnished terrace overlooking the sea.To learn more, read thein-depth article. Or visit the site’s website:

Sasga Menorquin 68 FB – Interior



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