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Delivered coastal US, United States
ALL Helmsman Trawlers feature proven, solid construction methods, exceptional craftsmanship, abundant use of quality materials, and capable, modern, wide-beam hull designs.
The Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse is an innovative fast trawler design featuring a large “low rise” pilothouse that is open to the salon and prevents the separation common in other pilothouse models. The full-beam main salon is expansive, comfortable, and richly nautical. And a second day head is unusual to find in a boat this size, but an extremely practical feature with guests aboard. The dinette and day head can be enclosed to create a private suite for occasional guests, and a layout featuring a second dedicated stateroom is also available. A commanding flybridge, high bow, covered aft deck, deep pilothouse side-deck footwells and wide flybridge access stairs port and starboard increase this boat's practicality and safety in all weather conditions.
Construction quality is immediately evidenced by thick decks sections, deep gel coat, sturdy rails, quality hardware, abundant teak (interior only!) and extraordinary fit and finish.
The Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse was designed for those who want to cruise comfortably and economically, enjoy the spacious feeling of a much larger boat while still fitting into a 40’ slip, and surround themselves with the beauty of well-crafted hardwood joinery and other fine materials.
Standard propulsion is a Cummins QSB 6.7 litre 250 hp electronically-controlled common rail engine. Other hp ratings (up to 480 hp) are available, as are other brands of engines.
Minimal exterior maintenance and reliable, economical propulsion systems allow owners to spend more time cruising. A wide range of options and custom configurations are available for order. We’d like to talk with you about your ideas!
Pricing is for the base model, delivered to coastal US locations. Production slots are available for 2015 delivery.
Sistership photos shown.
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Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 2
The large master stateroom is forward, and features an island queen bed, cedar-lined hanging closets port and starboard, drawers beneath the bed (and additional storage further forward under the bed), reading lights, bookshelves, two opening portlights, and an opening overhead hatch. The master head is port, with a big separate shower compartment to starboard. A door encloses the stateroom for privacy.
The pilothouse is just two steps up from the saloon, and features a raised dinette large enough to seat three adults. It's easy to enjoy the view while underway or in port from this vantage. The dinette optionally converts to a single pilot berth. The helm is located to starboard -- the view over the bow and aft to the port and starboard quarters makes docking easy. The helm seat slides out of the way, and sliding pilothouse doors port and starboard provide immediate access to the side decks, the bow, the flybridge or to the dock. In addition to the sliding doors, ventilation and light is provided by opening side windows, an opening center windshield, and and an opening overhead hatch. Overhead handholds are provided for safety, and are beautifully crafted in teak like the joinery throughout the boat. A nav station large enough to work with charts (including hinged storage beneath) is provided -- a feature overlooked in many of today's boats. Additional flat counter/working space is provided to starboard behind the helm seat.
The expansive salon takes full advantage of the boat's generous beam, and feels like the salon of a much larger boat. With an L-shaped galley to starboard, a dinette to port (which converts to a queen berth), and space for a recliner or other comfortable free-standing chair aft starboard, the saloon is designed for entertaining and comfortable living at sea! Storage includes a microwave cabinet and pantry forward on the centerline, an entertainment center and storage cabinet (with louvered doors, as throughout the boat) to port, and a bookshelf with storage behind sliding doors to starboard. The galley includes many drawers and cabinets, and an overhead storage cabinet the folds up into the overhead to avoid obstructing the view. Overhead teak handholds and an elegant teak/holly beam with hanging knees add a nautical flair and serve serious purpose.The day head to port is accessed via a sliding cabin door and is two steps down from the saloon. The day head includes a watertight door for access to the engineroom.
The engineroom gives an amazing amount of working space around the engine, and includes a built-in workbench/tool storage. The room is well-lit and extremely orderly. Wire and tubing runs are precise and accessible. Deck plates make movement easy. Through-hulls are readily at-hand.
The covered aft cockpit is roomy enough for up to four deck chairs.
The flybridge is positioned aft of the raised pilothouse, providing a sleeker appearance and a lower profile. Seating is provided for three in addition to the helmsman. An additional pedestal seat is an option. The boat deck will accommodate a 10' RIB. All railings are welded stainless steel, with finely polished welds. Access to the flybridge is via wide stairs (no ladders!) port and starboard from the pilothouse, for exceptional safety and security.
Standard engine -- Cummins QSB 6.7-250 hp engine, electronically-controlled common-rail design. Optional engine choices include the entire Cummins QSB series -- 305 hp through 480 hp. Other engines including Lugger, John Deere, and Isuzu may be specified.
engine alarm system
dual Racor fuel filters
two 200 gallon FRP fuel tanks
Sidepower bow thruster
Webasto Air Top 5500 cabin heat (or credit toward a hydronic system or a reverse cycle heat/AC system if desired)
stainless steel prop shaft
bronze or NiBrAl propeller(s) depending on horsepower
stainless steel rudder(s)
stainless steel rudder shoe (single engine)
hot and cold pressurized water
manual bilge pump
bronze sea strainer
seacocks on underwater through-hull fittings
Electronically-controlled engine options include specialized controls.
two control centers
electronic throttle controls
Sea Star steering system
stainless wheel topside
teak wheel in cabin
sliding lower helm seat
pedestal upper helm seat
autopilot hydraulic steering taps in lazarette
Galley and Heads
Many custom options to configure the galley and heads are available. Standard equipment is listed below.
Propane stove with propane locker on bridgedeck -- credit if electric stove is substituted
Nova Kool refrigerator/freezer
Overhead drop-down cabinets in galley
Medicine cabinet in master head
Stainless steel sink
two 70 gallon stainless steel water tanks
Corian-type or Formica-type countertop options available
Two head compartments
Masterflush marine heads
45 gallon FRP holding tank
Macerator with through-hull
separate shower compartment
shower sump pump
Blue Sea AC/DC service panel
battery selector switch
Marinco shore power inlet
12v outlets in salon and bridge
110 v outlets
bonding systems with zinc anode
three Rule automatic bilge pumps
Jabsco Sensor-Max potable water pump
12 v LED overhead lights throughout
color-coded wiring harness
One 4D start battery and two 8D house batteries
40 amp battery charger
marine 11 gallon hot water heater
pre-wired and plumbed for a generator
Safety / Fittings
Southco door hardware
Manship stainless steel overhead hatches (2)
Manship stainless steel portholes
Hawse cleats on transom (2), aft (2), and midships (2)
20 kg anchor
fire extinguishers (2)
type IV throwable personal flotation device
Deck, Bridge, Cockpit and Hull
Solid laminate hull with vinylester resins in external layers, fitted with internal FRP grid.
white gel coat with gray non-skid decks (other colors available)
anchor chain locker with access at bow
stainless steel welded handrails
bridge seating with storage underneath
LED courtesy lights
FRP swim platform
ladder at swim platform
forward cabin hatch
sliding companionway door
sliding pilothouse doors
anchor chain roller
Lewmar V4 windlass with 200' chain (other configurations available)
Raw water washdown at bow
Fresh water shower (hot/cold) in cockpit
FRP radar mast with hinge
epoxy barrier coating
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
All photos are of sisterships, and may show differences in custom or optional configurations.