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1975/2008 Halmatic Expedition Trawler

1975/2008 Halmatic Expedition Trawler boat for sale

Expedition Trawler
Model Length:
50 ft
USD $475,000
Sidney, BC
Boat Name:
Hull Material:


The robust and purposeful Halmatic 50 is now offered at an amazing new price and located in the best cruising areas on the planet (the Pacific Northwest).

RELIANCE is an amazing safe vessel with a focus on ease of operation. This vessel can be easily handled which makes the learning curve quick and gets you out sooner to enjoy this incredible coastline. The refit was designed in England and she comes with a surprisingly comforting interior space, which is so important while cruising. You got to get on board to understand what was done to her.

RELIANCE at 50 feet and 50 tons is a true “little ship” with legendary sea keeping capability attested to by her sisters who fish offshore in the Western Approaches waters of the UK 12 months of the year.

As now configured, her wide side decks provide ease of line handling, coupled with twin 36″ Dia propellers, a large rudder and bow thruster provide excellent maneuverability and control so important for a non-crewed vessel.

RELIANCE was purchased in 2003 from the University of London’s marine laboratory division which operated her off the coast of Scotland.  The new owner, experienced both as a licensed commercial deck officer and yachtsman, was seeking a “Little Ship” and having inspected many potential vessels he selected RELIANCE as offering the best fit for conversion to pleasure cruising to satisfy the objective of safety and reliability when cruising wilderness waters.

The opportunity to satisfy an extensive specification of experience-based preferences in respect of performance, reliability and ease of maintenance was realized consequent to a total gutting, replacement of all systems and equipment coupled with a complete interior refit resulting in a virtually new vessel excepting the hull and running gear which had been built originally to a commercial vessel specification and standard.

The twin Daewoo diesels were installed in 2002 just before she was purchased when a substantial portion of the Scottish fishing fleet was shifting over from Gardners.   It is of interest that coincidentally the same engines are used throughout the BC timber industry.

A refit team was established comprised of naval architect, specialized yards, and skilled craftsmen.   A new aluminum super structure was added and the existing spaces totally gutted and reconfigured.  Both totally new electric and plumbing systems and components were installed with emphasis on ease of access for maintenance.

With respect to above deck maintenance, excepting a minimum of brightwork accents, the primary tool is a pressure washer.

Reliance has been upgraded into an amazing vessel which opens the doors to embark on longer journeys. A perfect design for exploring this gorgeous coastline. If you’re happiest living on the water, dreaming of exploration in comfort, RELIANCE is for you!


50 ft

Main Technical Data

Builder:                  Halmatic/2008 Re-Fit by David Walkey – Cornwall

Designer:                                                                          G.L. Watson

Length overall (incl. pulpit)                                        15.24 m (50′)

Hull length                                                                     15.24 m (50′)

Beam max                                                                    5.64 m (18′ 6″)

Draft                                                                                2.36 m (7′ 9″)

Displacement                                                  44,452 kg (98,000 lbs)

Engines            (2001) 2 x Daewoo MD 136 160 hp (total 320 hp)


Engine Specs

The well insulated engine room is located mid ship with access through an aluminum door. This is an exceptionally clean engine roomwell lit and with a full stand up very accessible space. The 2001 engines look like new and the dry stack is fed through a set of gleaming S/S mufflers. These engines are serviced properly keeping them in top shape.

  • 2 x Daewoo MD 136 naturally aspirated 160 hp (320 hp) 2900 hrs!!!
  • Dry stack exhaust through Stainless Steel mufflers
  • 3 1/2″ Stainless Steel prop shafts driving robust 3 blade props
  • Single rudder which is hydraulically operated
  • Twin Racors per engine
  • KOBELT engine room actuators w/manual engine controls
  • 3- Rule 200 GPH Bilge Pumps
  • 1- Rule 3700 GPH Bilge Pump
  • 1- Engine Driven Manual Clutch High Capacity Bilge Pump

Superstructure, Deck and Hull

The GRP hull was completely gutted and all systems were removed and replaced with new.  The fact that this hull has been thoroughly dried out at the beginning of this project and protected with a solvent free epoxy paint system makes it as good as a new hull and possibly better if you consider the exceptionally heavy scantlings that have been used for the laminate schedule. Continuing on with a with the refit to meet the requirements of this upgrade a new Aluminum Superstructure, bridge wings, cap rail, forward rail and boat deck rail were installed.  All the windows were removed and replaced with new.  The Hull, Deck and Superstructure were completely thermo insulated down to the water line.  Awlgrip paint used on the external casings and topsides sprayed with Jotun matt finish.

  • Complete Hull Deck and Superstructure Re-Fit (2003-2008)
  • Sturdy Commercial Fiberglass Hull, refinished to new
  • Wide Side Decks with a higher Gunwale for added safety
  • Aft Deck very protected and well-lit with surface mounted LED Lights
  • All New Interior and Exterior Paint
  • Large Lazarette Accessed Through Aft Deck Hatch
  • Large Locker midship located on the Port Side of House for Wet Storage
  • Kinematic Hydraulic Drum Windlass w/ Gypsy
  • 300′ 5/8″ Amsteel Anchor Rode
  • 30′ 1/2″ Anchor Chain
  • 145 lb Forfjord Anchor
  • 300′ Nylon Anchor Rode
  • 270′ 1/2″ Anchor Chain
  • 65lb Bruce Anchor
  • Mast w/ Manual Anderson 40 ST Topping Lift Winch
  • Boom w/ Hydraulic Pullmaster Winch
  • Forward and Aft Facing Spreader Lights
  • GRP rowing/outboard dinghy mounted on the top deck
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Dock Lines and Fenders

EXTRAS from the Upper Deck

  • 2x Sea Kayaks by Current Design, Model- Breeze – exceptional Kayaks for these waters (1x Green-1x Smoke white) Premium Class Kayaks
  • 1x Rowing Dingy

Interior Layout


  • Located on the lower level, master mid-ship and VIP aft
  • 2x Staterooms, luxurious queen beds with large drawer storage beneath
  • 2x Heads, separate standup showers, heated towel racks, teak vanity tops
  • Work/Office space in the forward suite
  • Hanging lockers, book shelves and ample storage


  • Access aft from back deck through double doors
  • Relaxing setting with new large windows, Oak flooring, Pine walls, Large settee and dbl foldout table
  • Excellent visibility with 2 x windows that open for fresh air
  • All windows have fabric blinds for privacy
  • L-shaped settee opens up the space with comfortable seating and clear views to the outside
  • Bar style serving counter divides saloon to the galley


  • Completely redone and designed w/high end finishing, open concept connecting to the saloon
  • New cabinet arrangement, tiled walls and solid wood countertops
  • Premier Pro-Series full size 4-burner propane stove w/oven and grill
  • MARVEL professional built-in refrigerated drawers
  • BROAN range hood
  • U-Line Ice machine
  • KitchenAid built-in trash compactor
  • KOHLER stainless steel sink
  • TRIDENT Marine Propane system



  • Forward and 5 steps up from the galley. Completely redone with the same woods and colors used in the saloon and galley.
  • Additional access/exit through port and starboard pilothouse wooden doors
  • Port side settee with chart drawers below
  • Chart table with additional storage below in the middle

Marine Controls:

The engine controls from the wheelhouse are electronically operated with a manual control setup in the engine room if required

  • KOBELT 6514 bronze control head
  • KOBELT 7171 bronze full follow up control lever
  • WILLS RIDLEY hydraulic wheel for steering
  • MAX Power bow thruster, hydraulic 35 hp model 250 (bronze joystick)
  • Remote control unit for engines and bow thruster
  • Exalto Marine professional window wiper system

Navigation and Electronics:

  • FURUNO NAVnet 3D 12″ Chartplotter 2x displays
  • FURUNO NAVnet 3D open array radar
  • FURUNO NAVpilot 500 autopilot w/heading sensor
  • FURUNO AIS Transponder w/display FA100
  • ICOM IC-M603 VHF/DSC Marine Transceiver
  • TWINSCOPE Interphase forward sonar and depth sounder
  • Ritchie bronze compass
  • GOLIGHT Stryker 500,000 candle power spot light w/remote
  • Weems and Plath bronze barometer and clock
  • SIRIUS weather module
  • Echomax Radar Reflector
  • AFI Duel Electric Horns
  • Fogmate Automatic Horn Controller


No expense was sparred when designing and building the electrical system for Reliance.  The entire system utilizes Mastervolt equipment and is set up for seamless use between various voltage requirements.  The entire system is built to ABYC standards and specifications using Ancor Tinned Wire made in the USA.

120 Volt AC Shore Power Service

  • 65′ 50 amp 120 V Shore Power Cord
  • Mastervolt Shower Power Control Panel
  • 120V Blue Seas Distribution Panel
  • Mastervolt Control Panel Manages AC Power between Genset and Inverter when not on Shore Power if Desired

120 Volt AC Ships Power System

  • 7KW Mastervolt Whisper 7 Ultra Generator
  • 4KW Mastervolt Inverter
  • Remote Generator Management Panel in Cabin
  • Remote Inverter Management Panel in Cabin

24 Volt DC Ships Power Service

  • 1000 amp hr Mastervolt AGM House Battery Bank
  • (10) 200 Amp 12 Volt Batteries form the 24V House Bank
  • (2) AGM Mastervolt Batteries form the 24 V Separate Engine Start Battery Bank
  • Multiple Blue Seas 24V Distribution Panels Including a Sub Panel in Pilothouse
  • (1)  12V AGM Generator Start Battery
  • (1) 12 V Battery Charger for Genset Battery
  • (2) 100 Amp 24V Battery Chargers
  • (2) 60 Amp Alternators
  • (1) 150 Amp Alternator
  • (1) 6KW 50A Isolation Transformer

Plumbing and Heating

Complete redesign with new plumbing and heating systems including hoses and equipment.

  • Kabola SLV 10B-24VDC Whisper-Quiet Boiler is diesel fired which supplies the Radiator’s Central Heating System with circulating hot water throughout the vessel
  • Independent thermostats located throughout the vessel
  • Heated Towel Rack/Warmers in both heads
  • Shurflo Fresh Water Circulating Pump w/ S.S. Accumulator Tank
  • Allcraft B-20 Stainless Steel Electric water tank
  • Surflo Salt Water Washdown Pump
  • Kohler Galley and Head Fixtures
  • (2) Raritan MSD 15 Gallon Treat and Hold Sanitation Systems



  • Fuel Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (625 Gallons each)
  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (375 Gallons)
  • Allcraft Corp B-20 S.S. 20 Gallon Hotwater Tank (120V)
  • Holding Tanks: 2 Plastic (15 Gallons)
  • (2) Raritan MSD 15 Gallon Treat and Hold Sanitation Systems


  • 8 Man Life Raft
  • Heritage skiff mounted on the upper bridge
  • Life Sling w/ MOB Pole
  • (2) Horse Shoe Bouys
  • (8) Life Jackets
  • (2) Survival Suits
  • Flares
  • Fireboy Automatic Engine Shutdown
  • Fireboy 1500 Installed Engine Room Extingusher System
  • Full Complement of Fire Extinguishers Foam-Co2-Dry Powder
  • ARC Satellite 2 EPRIB 406


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.

1975/2008 Halmatic Expedition Trawler

1975/2008  Halmatic Expedition Trawler
1975/2008  Halmatic Expedition Trawler
1975/2008  Halmatic Expedition Trawler

1975/2008 Halmatic Expedition Trawler