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Helmsman Trawlers - 38 Pilothouse

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11.58m (38'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 230hp, Cummins-QSB 5.9-23040 (2008)

Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!


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Extra Details

Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 1,818.2 ltr (400.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 909.1 ltr (200.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise 11-15


Engine 1 x Diesel 230hp
Engine make and model Cummins-QSB 5.9-23040 (2008)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1233
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 10.9 ltr (2.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9.5 knots
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick

"Note" In 2013 a 200 Amp DC AquaMarine Mytgen Generator was added. The unit also provides domestic hot water via the coolent loop.

The Cummins engine is electronically-controlled, common-rail design. Smart Craft digital monitor in pilothouse and digital analog gauges at the flybridge.

A fresh water rinse system for the main engine has also been added. ( See new Picture )

Special Note: This vessel has an Articulating Rudder made by Bayview Engineering - cost $7,000.00 - better than a stern thruster for close maneuvering, and without the maintenance.

The hydraulic steering is upgraded to Teleflex Capilano 1250V with the Sea Star ModelBA175-7T. This upgrade was needed for the articulating rudder.

House bank consists of eight GC deep-cycle batteries, plus one 4D start battery (new 2011).

The galvanic Isolator is a DEI model #GI-50/60A-FSP

The engineroom is accessed from opening deck hatches or from a watertight door in the day head. There is a massive amount of storage space in the after engineroom. Access around the engine makes service easy. The engineroom is nicely finished including deck plates and a workbench / tool storage cabinet.
The Hot water tank was replaced in 2013 with a Superstar 12 Gal. model.

Cummins spare parts kit.


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
LWL 10.52m (34'6")
Beam 4.24m (13'11")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 12,698kg (28,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 9 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Total LOA from swimdeck to anchor 40' 8".

Note -- this boat was originally imported under the Mariner Yachts International name and carries a Mariner HIN, but was built in the same yard as current Helmsman Trawlers and and is representative of the Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse model.

Heavy hand-laid fiberglass hull construction. Vinylester resins used in the outer layers to help prevent blistering. Integral grid structure is designed to provide a very sturdy hull with little flexing, as evidenced by the nearly total absence of gel coat cracks around the boat.

All handrails are of double-rung design for safety, and are welded and beautifully polished.

Window frames are powder coated aluminum with rounded corners to reduce the number of welds and potential leaks.

All interior lights has been converted to LED's.

Deck hardware is sturdy and high-quality stainless steel with no corrosion and little evidence of staining.

FRP radar arch provides very sturdy support for mast-mounted equipment.

FRP fuel and holding tanks. Stainless steel water tanks.

The refrigerator/freezer is a special-ordered Dometic Model JT80AC.

The Seaward water heater is 11 gals. The icemaker is a U-Line Model B195 built into the salon book shelf.

Both heads are TECMA model Silence Standard

A water filter is installed under the galley sink.

The watermaker is a Quality Water Works - 20 GPH engine-driven unit, installed in 2010.

Spare potable water pump aboard.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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Cabin heating tick
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Non-Smokers tick
Ice Maker tick
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Boarding astern is from a large swim platform though the transom door or from either of two opening side doors. The covered cockpit is large enough for several deck chairs. The sturdily-built wide sliding aft cabin door provides entry to the full-beam saloon, which is much larger than would be expected in a boat this size. The galley is forward starboard and features granite countertops. There's a comfortable leather reclining chair aft starboard. To port is the convertible L-shaped dinette, storage cabinet and entertainment center. Just forward and down is the day head -- complete with shower capability.

The pilothouse is just two steps up from the salon and is not isolated as on many other pilothouse models. The L-shaped dinette allows three or four guests to enjoy the pilothouse while underway. The dinette converts to a single pilot berth. The helm station is to starboard, and features a sliding helm seat with a moveable bolster for leaning if desired. Forward visibility from the helm station is excellent, and because of the low pilothouse design it's possible to view the aft quarters directly from the helm seat also (unusual in a pilothouse model). Sliding pilothouse doors port and starboard allow easy access to the dock, the foredeck or to the flybridge.

Footwells with high bulwarks provide security when exiting the pilothouse, and the wide, full-size steps to the flybridge make access safe and easy.

The master cabin has a queen bed with custom innerspring mattress by Seattle Mattress, hanging lockers port and starboard, six storage drawers, two storage cabinets, and separate head and shower compartments.

The flybridge has two pedestal helm seats and an L-shaped settee. As with the entire exterior of the boat, the design of the flybridge is uncluttered and intended to be simple to maintain and easy to clean.

Cabin heat is provided by a Webasto diesel-fired forced air furnace. And for fresh air this boat has nine opening windows (including an opening windshield window), five opening stainless steel portlights, and two overhead hatches.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick

The electronics include a Furuno NavNet VX2 Radar/Chart Display (pilothouse) with radome Model# 1834/NT-4KW - and two Furuno RD30 Remote Displays.
Milltech AIS.
A Furuno PB100 Weather Station includes a wind indicator
Depth Sounder is a Furuno model DFF1 Black Box Echosounder Module and a Furuno 525STID Bronze thru-hull mount transducer
GPS is a Furuno BBWGPS-WAAS Receiver Antenna.

The Auto Pilot is a COMNAV Commander-Model P2 PN #10110009-w/ COMNAV Aux Station & a COMNAV Hydraulic Reversing Pump.
VHF is an ICOM M504 w/ a ICOM Remote Control microphone - HM-162SW.
A hand held VHF is also included
The Inverter/Charger is a Magnum #MS2012-12VDC-2KW-Pure Sinewave with a Magnum Inverter Remote ME-RC plus a Magnum ME-BMK Battery Monitor.
The TV is a Sony Bravia 23" and includes a DVD player. Sony AM/FM Sirius-ready stereo with 10 disc CD changer.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric Lofrans Tigres-Model 1200 windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(44 lb. Rocna and an FX-23, 15 lb. Fortress)
73.15m (240'0") of chain
48.77m (160'0") of warp
Walker Bay Super Light Model SLR 310 dinghy (2012)
9.8hp outboard, Tohatsu, Short Shaft (2012)
The Dinghy davit is an Olsson Mfg. Model RS-5.
Anchor chain is 5/16 " HT and rode is 5/8" nylon.
A double 10 lb. fiberglass container is mounted on the flybridge aft of the seating area.

The dinghy and all flybridge seating have custom fitted-canvas covers.

Safety Equipment

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Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Safety equipment includes a Life sling MOB Recovery

Broker's Comments

This 2009 Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse appears as nearly new. The gleaming champagne-colored gel coat shines and the stainless steel rails and fittings are unblemished. The beautiful interior is equally clean and well-maintained.

This boat gives the impression of being much larger than its size implies with a very roomy interior and a design that includes a full-beam saloon, a day head, separate master head and shower compartments, and an extended pilothouse that actually serves as a comfortable living area in addition to its piloting function.

The quality of materials and construction are evident with teak and holly floors, beautiful teak joinery, heavy fittings and rails, sturdy deck sections, and thick engine compartment sound insulation.

You'd be hard-pressed to fit more boat into a 40' slip -- and with her Cummins QSB 5.9 230 hp engine she performs frugally at 8 knots, and has power to spare.

This model is extremely well-equipped, including complete Furuno nav electronics, articulating rudder, engine-driven watermaker, entertainment systems, dinghy and outboard horizontally suspended at the stern for easy deployment, and many tasteful interior touches.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Helmsman Trawlers - 38 Pilothouse has been personally photographed and viewed by Roger Drill of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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