The Swift 42 has a timeless beauty that boaties seem to appreciate more the older they get. It has that gentlemen's club feel about it, kinda warm and inviting. Entering the open-plan saloon you find it functional and flooded with natural light. It was designed to maximise space. The galley is to port opposite the helm bench seat. There's a huge leather lounge to starboard that converts into an equally large double bed. Folded, the dining table is a neat coffee table size, but once extended it can accommodate four diners comfortably. The joinery of the cabinets is perfect and storage has been optimised in all possible areas. Beneteau also uses a simple but effective latch system for its cupboards. You poke your finger into the hole provided, which pushes a plate out of the way opening the door. It's simple and never likely to fail. Quality Venetian blinds are used to control the amount of light in the main saloon. When open, these blinds offer 360-degree panoramic views. When you get sick of the view, weigh anchor and change your scenery.