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Helmsman Trawlers - 38 Pilothouse

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Boat REF# 155253
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Year 2008
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 230hp, Cummins QSB5.9 (2007)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!


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Extra Details

Designer Leonard LaPierre
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 1,636.4 ltr (360.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 204.5 ltr (45.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 230hp
Engine make and model Cummins QSB5.9 (2007)
Engine Hours engine1:   475
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.2 ltr (2.9 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7.8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

Common-rail six cylinder engine with Morse controls -- only 475 hours.

Victron Phoenix 120 amp charger / 3000 watt inverter with remote control and battery monitor.

House bank consists of four Energy 1 AGM marine batteries. Start battery is a 4D.


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
LWL 10.52m (34'6")
Beam 4.22m (13'10")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Airdraft 5.49m (18'0")
Displacement 13,605kg (29,999.9lbs)
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Total LOA from swimdeck to anchor 40' 6".

Exterior is white with gray non-skid.

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 and show no signs of corrosion.

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

FRP fuel and holding tanks. Stainless steel water tanks.


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)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick

Boarding astern is from a large sturdy swim platform though the transom door. The covered cockpit is large enough for several deck chairs. The heavily-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 starboard and features custom Corian countertops and breakfast bar seating with two chairs. The stainless-steel faced refrigerator/freezer is a NovaKool, and the range is a Force 10 -- both top-name brands.

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. A curtain enclosure allows the entire port side of the salon to be converted to a private suite (including private head) for guests.

Upholstery is leather.

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 leather-covered 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. There are no vertical ladders on this boat!

The master cabin has a queen bed, 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 obviously intended to be simple to maintain and easy to clean.

Cabin heat is provided by a Hurricane diesel-fired hydronic heating system. 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

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Furuno NavNet vx2 10" display (lower helm) and 7" display (upper helm); Simrad AP24 autopilot; ICOM IC-M504 VHF with DSC.

Deck Gear

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

Electric Lewmar V3 windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
(Bruce-type stainless steel)
91.44m (300'0") of chain
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
8hp outboard, Honda, Short Shaft (unknown year)
Manual crane installed on boat deck -- suitable for hoisting an inflatable dinghy or kayaks to the top deck. It can be located on either the port or starboard side.

Pantograph-type wipers on forward windows.

Safety Equipment

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse has low hours and has been lightly used.

Originally imported and sold as a Mariner Yachts International 37 Seville Pilothouse, this model is the predecessor to the current Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse and is dimensionally equal. Its Hull Identification Number identifies it as a Mariner.

The interior is spacious and richly nautical. This boat gives the impression of being much larger than its size implies -- the salon offers more comfortable living space than most 45 foot vessels. The second day head and the adjacent convertible dinette create a private suite for when guests are aboard, and the extended pilothouse actually serves as a comfortable living area in addition to its piloting function. This boat has a custom galley configuration with quality appliances, extensive counter space, and a breakfast bar for two. The flybridge provides a great view and plenty of space to store a sizable dinghy. Many large opening windows, two opening hatches, and three opening portholes create a bright and well-ventilated interior. Additional features include Furuno NavNet vx2 navigation electronics at both helms, Hurricane hydronic heating system, and leather upholstery.

With her Cummins QSB 5.9 230 hp engine she performs frugally at 7 or 8 knots, and has additional power when needed.

These boats require many many labor hours to build, much of it detailed hand work. Along with the abundant use of solid woods and other quality materials it's a remarkable value for a sturdy, trawler-yacht. 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. Compare this boat to a Nordic Tug 37 or 39, or to an American Tug 34, 365, or 395. You'll find that the Helmsman is roomier, has a more finely-crafted interior, and is built to a very high standard.

The hull is solidly built, and its design has proven to be very capable for long-range coastal cruising.

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.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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