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2017 Helmsman Trawler 31

2017 Helmsman Trawler 31 boat for sale

Helmsman Trawlers
Model Length:
31 ft
USD $239,000
Campbell River, BC
Boat Name:
Emma B
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Listing Broker

George Minosky

Broker Emeritus - Campbell River


Office:250-716-2022 - EXT 106

Emma B

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.


31 ft
31 ft
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10 ft 6 in
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Engine #1

John Deere
Inboard - Direct Drive
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Virtual Tour

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

  • Cockpit shower

  • Anchor wash down pump-hose

  • Macerator pump

  • Magnum inverter-charger

  • Automatic charge relay

  • 180amp hour start battery, 2-215 amp hour house (NOTE..new Nov/20)

  • Bow thruster

  • 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.

Engine Specs

  • John Deere 125hp industrial

  • Fuel: Diesel

  • Model no: 4045TFM85

  • Rated: 125hp @ 2500 rpm

  • Year 2017

  • No of cylinders: 4

  • Turbocharged

  • Sea Star hydraulic steering system

  • Bow thruster

  • Dripless-type shaft seal

  • Three Rule electric bilge pumps with auto/manual control

  • Trim tabs

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

  • Swim ladder

  • Transom door

  • Trim tabs

  • 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

  • Dual-trumpet horn

  • Navigation lights

  • Spare prop

  • (6) fenders

Interior Layout


  • 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

  • Leather interior

  • 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


System supply:

  • 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

  • Electric Strobe

  • (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.

2017 Helmsman Trawler 31

2017 Helmsman Trawler 31

Listing Broker

George Minosky

Broker Emeritus - Campbell River


Office:250-716-2022 - EXT 106

2017 Helmsman Trawler 31

Listing Broker

George Minosky

Broker Emeritus - Campbell River


Office:250-716-2022 - EXT 106