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Helmsman Trawlers 43 Pilothouse

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13.11m (43'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 380hp, Cummins QSB 6.7 (2017)

Seattle, WA USA -- At Our Docks!


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Extra Details

Designer Helmsman Trawlers
Builder Helmsman Trawlers
Lying Seattle, WA USA -- At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 2,272.7 ltr (500.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 909.1 ltr (200.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 204.6 ltr (45.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 380hp
Engine make and model Cummins QSB 6.7 (2017)
Engine Hours Engine1: 30
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4-blade NiBrAl
Fuel consumption (approx) 17.7 ltr (3.9 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots

House battery bank consists of five Northstar AGM telecom-style batteries rated at 185 A-hrs each. Separate engine start battery.

Magnum MS2812 inverter/charger.

Two shore power inlets -- one at transom and one at pilothouse -- for convenience.

Pre-wired and plumbed (water and fuel) for a generator.


LOA 13.11m (43'0")
LOD 12.95m (42'6")
LWL 12.04m (39'6")
Beam 4.32m (14'2")
Draft Min 1.37m (4'6")
Airdraft 5.79m (19'0")
Displacement 15,876kg (35,005.9lbs)
Headroom 2.03m (6'8")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Total LOA 45'.

Airdraft of 19' includes radome and light standard. With mast retracted the minimum bridge clearance achievable would be 12'4" to the height of the flybridge venturi windshield.

Sturdy construction with solid laminate hull to the gunwales, PVC foam coring in the decks and superstructure, heavy stainless steel handrails and stanchions (with polished welds that are the hallmark of careful quality construction), molded-in gray tinted non-skid, and a teak interior that is richly nautical and durable without being glitzy.

Full keel with sturdy protective skeg beneath the prop and rudder -- great protection against deadheads and fishing nets!

Semi-displacement hull form that transitions from a sharp, deep forefoot to a nearly flat hullshape at the stern, which provides great stability and economy. Rounded chines yield an easy sea-going motion.

Fuel tanks are fiberglass. Water tanks are stainless steel. Holding tank is fiberglass.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick
Ice Maker tick
Microwave tick

This boat gives the impression of being much larger than its "43" designation implies with an amazingly roomy interior. The full-beam saloon is as spacious as something you'd find on a 50+ footer. The day head off the salon is another "big boat" feature. And the extended pilothouse actually serves as a comfortable living area in addition to its piloting function.

The quality of materials and construction are evident with solid teak and holly floors, beautiful teak joinery, louvered cabinet doors (for ventilation, not just appearance), heavy deck fittings and handrails, sturdy deck sections, and thick engine compartment sound insulation.

A walkthrough:

Board at the swim platform, with three removable safety rails (staples). Enter the cockpit through the transom door with the Helmsman logo on the stainless steel step plate.

The cockpit is roomy and uncluttered. Bulwarks are wide and high. Handrails overhead and on the transom. Cockpit cabinet houses a fresh water hot/cold sink and an icemaker. Lazarette storage below provides for very open, accessible storage.

The salon has a convertible U-shaped dinette with a hi-low table that folds to a coffee table also. The galley to starboard has a NovaKool 9.0 cu.ft refrigerator / freezer, Force 10 3-burner propane range, and Sharp Carousel over-counter microwave. White granite countertops. Fold-down storage cabinets overhead. Aft of the galley is space for a recliner (not included) or two smaller chairs. A fold-down overhead cabinet is intended for a flat-panel TV. Large, screened opening windows all around for tremendous light and visibility. Storage beneath the salon is -- again -- easily accessed and very voluminous.

The day head is two steps down -- very convenient with guests aboard. It also has shower capability.

The pilothouse is only two steps up from the salon and not partitioned in a way to make movement or communication between the salon and the pilothouse difficult. Visibility aft from the helm makes docking easier -- it is possible to see the aft quarters of the boat from the helm. The pilothouse has a large area for working with charts, and a dinette that seats three underway (also a great spot for coffee or cards while at anchor).

The master stateroom has a queen-sized pedestal berth with hinged under-berth access for storage. Plus large drawers, cedar-lined hanging lockers, an overhead hatch with blackout and bug screens, and two opening portlights.

The guest stateroom has a double berth, a hanging locker, and a small nightstand with drawers. And an opening portlight.

The master head has a separate shower stall with glass bi-fold door.

Access to the side decks is through port and starboard sliding doors from the pilothouse. Secure stairways lead to the upper deck and flybridge. Large diameter stainless steel welded handrails all around.

The flybridge has a starboard side helm and a U-shaped dinette. The radar mast folds down to reduce bridge clearance.

Headroom throughout is 6'8" or more. LED overhead lights, reading lights and courtesy lights. Florescent engine room lights.

Cabin heat is provided by a Webasto Thermo 90 ST hydronic heating system.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Fish Finder tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick

SIMRAD NSS 16 evo2 multi-function displays (2); SIMRAD Broadband 4G radar; SIMRAD autopilot; SIMRAD VHF/AIS with bluetooth remote for flybridge; Chirp Echosounder and Structure Scan.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric Lewmar V4 windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
(Bruce-type 20 kg)
60.96m (200'0") of chain
Anchor chain locker accessible from foredeck locker, which also provides storage for 3-4 large diameter fenders. Hose bib for raw water anchor washdown is in locker.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Helmsman Trawlers developed the 43 Pilothouse as an expanded version of its popular 38 Pilothouse -- larger in every dimension, and with a second stateroom.

You'd be hard pressed to find a boat of this build quality at any price and this one represents a unique value for such a substantial and roomy boat. She's ready-to-cruise and fully-warranteed!

See it at Waterline Boats' Seattle sales dock, along with other models in the Helmsman Trawlers line.

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

This Helmsman Trawlers 43 Pilothouse has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott Helker 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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