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Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 380hp, Yanmar 6LY3-UTP (2013)

Manistee, MI - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Helmsman Trawlers
Lying Manistee, MI - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 400.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 140.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 45.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 380hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 6LY3-UTP (2013)
Engine Hours Engine1: 400
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 6KVA
Generator Hours 45

Northern Lights 6kw generator in sound enclosure.

Dual Racor fuel filters for engine

Magnum MS-2812 inverter/charger

Side-Power SE80 bow thruster; Side-Power SE100 stern thruster, FreedomLift ( hydraulic transom-mounted davit system.


Length 38'0"
LOD 37'6"
LWL 34'6"
Beam 13'11"
Draft Min 4'0"
Airdraft 18'0"
Displacement 32,005.6lbs
Headroom 6'3"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Total LOA 40'6"

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

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

Deck hardware is sturdy and high-quality stainless steel.

FRP fuel and holding tanks. Stainless steel water tanks.

Bottom repainted spring 2018.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units rated at 28 BTU/h
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Microwave tick

Board from astern via a large swim platform though the transom door. The covered cockpit is large enough for several deck chairs. A moveable ladder has been installed to ease boarding over the cockpit gunwales. The lazarette below provides a large storage volume. Hawsecleats make for convenient attachment of mooring lines.

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, a 9 cu ft Novakool over/under refrigerator/freezer, Kenyon two-burner electric cooktop, and Contoure combination convection oven / microwave. Just aft of the galley is an open space with storage lockers and a comfortable swivel chair with ottoman. To port in the salon is the convertible L-shaped dinette (which converts to queen berth) with a storage cabinet and countertop/bar forward of it. Just forward and down is the day head -- complete with shower capability -- and an entry door into the engineroom.

The pilothouse is just two steps up from the salon and integrated into the living spaces. The L-shaped dinette allows three or four guests to enjoy the pilothouse while underway. The pilothouse settee 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. There are no vertical ladders!

The master cabin has a queen bed (with hinge and lifters for access to storage below), hanging lockers port and starboard, storage drawers, two storage cabinets, bookshelves, and separate head and shower compartments.

The flybridge has two pedestal 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. There are canvas covers for the seating.

Two Webasto reverse-cycle systems provide heat and air conditioning. And for fresh air this boat has nine opening windows (including an opening windshield window), five opening stainless steel portlights, and two overhead hatches.

Masterflush heads. LED lighting.

Salon rug, Yeti cooler and cockpit rail-mounted grill shown in some photos are not included in the sale.

2 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
TV tick
AIS Receiver tick

Large Garmin GPSmap 8000 MFD at lower helm; Garmin GPSmap 741xs on flybridge; Garmin autopilot; Garmin VHF 200 VHF; two Garmin GHS 20 portable VHF remotes; Garmin xHD radar; reverse-view video camera installed on cockpit cover and viewed on Garmin MFDs.

Fusion stereo with speakers in salon, cockpit and flybridge.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Stern Thruster tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric Lewmar V4 with chain gypsy and drum capstan windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
(45 lb stainless steel Bruce-type)
200'0" of chain
Raw water washdown at bow.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Three pantographing windshield wipers.

Broker's Comments

This Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse is well-outfitted and has less than 400 hours. She appears in excellent condition. The white gel coat hull and topsides and the stainless steel rails and fittings are almost entirely unblemished. The beautiful interior is equally clean and well-maintained. This boat has been owned and operated in fresh water, and stored dry and indoors for most of the year annually.

Special features include -- bow and stern thrusters, a FreedomLift davit system ("The Ultimate Tender Lift Solution"!), Northern Lights 6 kw generator, Garmin navigational electronics, Fusion stereo, hinged radar arch, and much more.

This boat seems 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 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 deck fittings and handrails, sturdy deck sections, and thick engine compartment sound insulation.

You'd be hard-pressed to fit more boat into a 40' slip. Its 380 hp electronically-controlled Yanmar 6LY3 common-rail engine turns down nicely, and operates smoothly and quietly. She performs frugally at 7 or 8 knots, and has additional power when needed.

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 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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