Apart from a very high quality build, what does this Helmsman 31, most Kadey Krogen 39’s and most Nordhavn 40’s have in common? They are all powered by the John Deere 4045 industrial diesel.The knowledge owner spec’d the boat to be dependable, economical and self sufficient in the remote places he favours cruising.Of note to Canadian purchasers, the 9.5% duty has been paid on Emma B. That is a huge savings.Helmsman acquired the tooling for the legendary Camano, retained the exact hull, modernized the cabin look with curved windows and a radar arch, then completely redesigned and up graded the interior. The new “galley up” layout is brighter, has a large fridge-separate freezer, 3 burner stove with large oven and corian countertop. Extra storage is available in the upper “drop down” cabinets which also include a Samsung Smart TV. The design allows full view and brightness from the windows while the cabinets are “up”. Wooden blinds allow privacy while docked.
The Center Forward window tips open for excellent ventilation in combination with the sliding windows at the forward seating and the round opening port to stern.The dinette boasts a beautiful drop down table with inlaid compass rose. This easily converts to a second double berth. Unlike the original, the redesign has 2 forward facing seats so a couple can both sit up and look forward underway. All seating was ordered in tan coloured leather on Emma B. It should be noted that the floor is solid teak and holley, NOT a plywood veneer as typically used.Going below one is surprised by the comfort of the master cabin. A step up queen sized bunk complete with multiple cabinets for clothing, a large drawer, very good sized cedar lined hanging locker and great ventilation. To starboard is a nice sized head complete with vacu flush toilet and corian countertop on the vanity. There is an optional wall mounted medicine cabinet as well. To Port is a separate shower which would be the envy of much larger vessels. True luxury for a couple on a boat this size.
Up on the flybridge are 3 forward facing fully adjustable seats and good storage under the steering console. The radar arch keeps floor space to maximum and there is room for a lounge chair or 2.
The covered aft cockpit is a great place to barbecue or sit and enjoy a sundowner, all the while sheltered from the sun, wind or rain if anchored.Of note while comparing Emma B to the pre Helmsman Camano’s is the increased tankage. Fuel at 150 gallons, water at 100 and waste at 30 gallons are far larger, allowing more extended cruising.
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Helmsman - Standard Equipment
In addition to items already mentioned above, the Helmsman comes with:
Webasto forced air diesel heating
6 gallon hot water tank
Windlass with both “on deck” and “at helm” controls
All LED lighting including running, interior and engine room/lazarette
Anchor wash down pump-hose
Automatic charge relay
180amp hour start battery, 2-215 amp hour house (NOTE..new Nov/20)
Dripless shaft seal
3 bilge pumps
Self launching anchor roller with Bruce style anchor, 25ft of chain and rode
Full width swim platform with boarding ladder
Full width lazarette aft storage
Dock lines, 3 fenders, strobe light
30amp Shore power cable-plug
Barrier coat and bottom paint
Owner - Vessel Ordered Changes/Additions (over and above standard items)
Upgrade to John Deere 4045TFM85 125hp industrial engine. This engine is a very low rpm diesel that has a “M2” rating (full power 16 of 24 hours with 3-5000 hours per year use) and weighs close to 50% more than the standard engine offering or the volvo also offered. This is a long lasting commercial work horse that with routine maintenance, will give much longer service than most. This engine was a $6000 USA funds upgrade and will have approximately 950 hours at haul out with a fresh oil change.
165 watt solar panel with adjustable mount that allows tipping forward or aft for better efficiency in morning or evening
Blue sky MPPT solar charge controller. Extremely efficient
24” Samsung smart tv with mount
3 additional fenders (6 total)
35lb Delta anchor with 75 ft of chain and 150ft of rode (more chain, superior anchor)
Over and above the Webasto diesel furnace, the owner had the factory install a “bus heater” that works off engine coolant while underway. He had the factory run it up to 3 window defroster outlets at the helm. Works extremely well in early or later season mornings.
A small pressure tank was installed so the pressure pump doesn’t run as often.
A coloured hull was also spec’d and as you can see, Emma B draws compliments wherever she goes.
Electronics are a garmin plotter, Icom AIS VHF, raymarine auto pilot and Raymarine radar at lower helm complete with another Garmin plotter, radar and autohelm at the upper helm. Of note, the autohelm controls were spec’d with rudder angle indicator, a very useful tool docking etc
The engine has been serviced regularly with a complete “once over” by a mechanic in Nov/20, shaft alignment checked and adjusted as well as new house batteries installed at that time as well.
Of note is a spare prop, basically a $2000 backup in the event of an accident in the remote waters the boat cruised.
A Honda EU2000 “companion 30amp” generator. These have a 30amp receptacle so the boat plugs directly in with the shore power cord.
John Deere 125hp industrial
Model no: 4045TFM85
Rated: 125hp @ 2500 rpm
No of cylinders: 4
Sea Star hydraulic steering system
Dripless-type shaft seal
Three Rule electric bilge pumps with auto/manual control
Superstructure, Deck And Hull
Anchors: Delta 35lb plow with 75ft of chain
Anchor winch: Lewmar V3 windlass with drum capstan and deck-mounted foot controls.
Windlass remote control at lower and upper helms.
Self-launching anchor roller.
FRP swim platform
Flybridge control center with stainless steel wheel
Three pedestal helm seats on flybridge
FRP radar arch with hinge
Raw water washdown at bow
Three pantographic windshield wipers
Sleeping accommodations for four: Two in forward cabin & two in convertible dinette.
Marine toilet: Masterflush head
Shower: Separate shower compartment
Lower control station with teak wheel and fixed helm seat and companion seat
Interior wood blinds
LED interior lighting
LED engine room lighting
LED reading lights
Opening center windshield window
Teak and Holley flooring
Overhead drop-down TV cabinet (Samsung “smart” tv and antenna)
Sink: Single stainless steel
Galley pumps: Marco variable flow potable water pump
Refrigerator / Freezer: Nova Kool (7 cu.ft)
Stove: Force 10 three burner range
Overhead drop-down storage cabinets
Navigation and Electronics:
Garmin plotter at both helms
Ray marine auto pilot both helms
Rudder angle indicator
Ray marine radar both helms
AIS VHF lower helm
Magnum MS-2000 inverter/charger with remote control
AGM Batteries (two 215 A-hr for house, one 180 A-hr for start)
165 watt solar panel with adjustable mount, MPPT charge controller
Blue Sea Systems AC/DC panel
3 defroster outlets above the helm windows
Additional 3 12V power outlets
Shore power cord
Honda generator with 30amp receptacle
Plumbing And Heating
Webasto diesel furnace
Bus heater with run up to defrosters and forward cabin
Electric ceramic heaters
Macerator waste pump with thru hull
Dometic Masterflush head
Fuel Tanks: 150 Gallons
Fresh Water: 100 Gallons
Holding Tank: 35 Gallons
(4) Life Jackets
(2) Fire extinguishers
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.