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Helmsman Trawlers - 38 Pilothouse Flybridge Trawler

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Boat REF# 217171
Sold / Unavailable
Length 38'0"
Year 2008
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 425hp, Cummins QSB 5.9 (2008)
Lying Easton, MD USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Mariner Yachts International
Lying Easton, MD USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 400.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 145.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 45.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 425hp
Engine make and model Cummins QSB 5.9 (2008)
Engine Hours engine1:   1400
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 16 knots
Generator output 5KVA

Racor fuel filter.

Onan 5 kw generator in sound enclosure with approximately 200 hours.

Charger is a Xantrex 40 amp. Xantrex 300 watt ProWatt inverter for entertainment systems.

AGM batteries for house, engine and generator start. Separate AGM for bow thruster. Teleflex hydraulic steering. Cummins engine is electronically-controlled, common-rail design. Smart Craft digital monitor in pilothouse and analog gauges at the flybridge.

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 after engineroom. Access around the engine makes service easy. The engineroom is nicely finished including deck plates and a workbench / tool storage cabinet.

Smartplug shore power connector.


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

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Total LOA from swimdeck to anchor 40' 6".

Bottom painted March 2016; full exterior polish and wax at the same time.

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 nearly total absence of gel coat cracks around the boat. The hull is painted.

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
Sink 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units rated at 32000 BTU/h
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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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 in a boat this size. The galley is forward starboard and features granite countertops, a large Nova Kool over/under refrigerator/freezer, Princess electric cooktop stove, and a microwave. Just aft of the galley is an open space with a comfortable recliner chair. To port in the salon is convertible sofa 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 into the engineroom. A cabinet in the saloon stores the Samsung 26" flat panel LED TV, which deploys and rotates for viewing. This boat is equipped with a KVH TV3 satellite dish (2015) for DISH or DirectTV.

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. Cushions are new 2016 -- Navy Sunbrella with Sand piping. 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, hanging lockers port and starboard, six storage drawers, two storage cabinets, and separate head and shower compartments.

The flybridge has a pedestal helm seat and 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.

Cabin heat/air is provided by two Webasto reverse-cycle systems of 16,000 BTU each. And for fresh air this boat has nine opening windows (including an opening windshield window), five opening stainless steel portlights, and two overhead hatches.

Other features include: central vacuum; Sirius XM satellite radio with wireless Bose system; brass ship's clock.

2 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

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ICOM VHF with DSC and handheld remote on flybridge; Garmin 12" MFD in pilothouse; Garmin 8" MFD on flybridge; Garmin radar, Furuno autopilot. Sirius XM satellite weather.

Deck Gear

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Electric Lewmar windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
35'0" of chain
150'0" of rode
AB dinghy (2012)
9.9hp outboard, Tohatsu 4-cycle (2012)
KATO stainless steel dinghy davit system suspends and secures dinghy above the swim platform -- making for easy launching and retrieval, and stores dinghy without interfering with boarding the boat or consuming deck space topside.

Safety Equipment

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4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 electric)

Lifesling mounted in cockpit.

Broker's Comments

This Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse is well-outfitted and has only about 1400 hours. She appears in excellent condition. The white gel coat topsides and the stainless steel rails and fittings are almost entirely unblemished and the blue hull looks good. The beautiful interior is equally clean and well-maintained.

The flybridge cowling is designed to be removed relatively easily achieving under 14' bridge clearance height. Its buyer can have the boat trucked economically over land to a new home.

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 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 425 hp electronically-controlled Cummins QSB 5.9 engine turns down nicely, and operates smoothly and quietly. She performs frugally at 7 or 8 knots, and has the power to get up and go when needed. Also included are an Onan 5 kw generator, reverse-cycle heat/air, a 2012 AB dinghy with outboard, and numerous recent upgrades and additions.

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 Trawlers is roomier, has a more finely-crafted interior, and is built to an impressive standard.

Excluded from the sale are the seller's personal items shown in some photos.

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

This Helmsman Trawlers - 38 Pilothouse Flybridge Trawler has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Burbach / 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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