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Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 425hp, Cummins QSB5.9 (2007)

Annapolis, MD USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Mariner Yachts international
Lying Annapolis, MD USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 300.0 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 425hp
Engine make and model Cummins QSB5.9 (2007)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1850
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.5 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 15 knots
Generator output 5.5KVA
Generator Hours 875

Cummins engine is electronically-controlled, common-rail design. Smart Craft digital monitor in pilothouse and digital-analog gauges at the flybridge. Dual Racor fuel filters. Engine spares kit included. Comprehensive 2000 hour Cummins engine service completed.

Onan 5.5 kw generator in sound enclosure. Racor fuel filter.

House bank consists of two 8D Lifeline AGM batteries. 4D Lifeline AGM start battery. Separate AGM group 24 generator start battery. Separate AGM group 31 stern thruster battery. All batteries were recently replaced.

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 machinery space aft of the engine. Access around the engine makes service easy. The engineroom is nicely finished including deck plates and a workbench and tool storage cabinet.


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

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Total LOA from swimdeck to anchor 40' 6".

Hull was painted with Awlgrip about four years ago.

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.

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.


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
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink 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

Boarding astern is from a large swim platform though the transom door. 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. The galley is forward starboard and features granite countertops, an electric Princess range, and a Norcold refrigerator/freezer. There's a comfortable freestanding chair aft starboard -- a nice feature on a boat this size. 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 -- very convenient with guests aboard and (speaking from experience) it's nice to have a second toilet just in case!

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 high-backed helm seat. 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 heating and cooling is provided by a two reverse-cycle units. 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 electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
TV tick
DVD tick

Furuno NAvnet vx2 7" MFD (lower); Navnet vx2 10.4" MFD (upper); Furuno radar; ICOM IC-M422 VHF (lower) with wired remote (upper); JBL stereo; Glomex TV antenna;

Deck Gear

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

Electric Lewmar Pro-Series windlass
1 anchors
50'0" of chain
150'0" of rode
Chain and rode are estimated.
Completed set of new lines and fenders purchased recently.

Safety Equipment

Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

New USCG safety equipment including life jackets.

Broker's Comments

This Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse has enjoyed an attentive and active owner, with many equipment upgrades and extensive servicing in the past two years. It appears clean and is well-prepared for enjoyable cruising. Preventive engine and generator service has been recently completed, and the hull has been polished and waxed and bottom-painted. She has a number of optional features including Onan generator, bow and stern thrusters with handheld remote, and a suspension dinghy davit system mounted on the cockpit cover.

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.

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 5.9 425 hp engine she performs frugally at 7 or 8 knots, and has the power to get up and go when needed.

Compare this boat to a Nordic Tug 37 or 39, or to an American Tug 34, 365, or 395. You'll find the Helmsman is roomier, has a more finely-crafted interior, and is built to a very high standard.

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 Paul Burbach 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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