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Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC

Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC

The Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse is an innovative design offering the spaciousness of a much larger boat while fitting into a 40 foot slip. The low-rise pilothouse has excellent visibility and open communication with the salon, and is a social area too while underway or in port. The full-beam salon is expansive and comfortable, with exceptional light and ventilation. A day head is a rare and practical feature, and the convertible settee and day head can be enclosed to provide a private suite for guests when needed. The flybridge is set back to maintain a low profile – which benefits windage and center-of-gravity. A high, flush bow, sturdy railings, full covered cockpit, deep pilothouse side deck footwells and secure flybridge stairs on both sides increase practicality and safety in adverse conditions.

Minimal exterior maintenance and reliable, economical propulsion systems allow owners to spend more time cruising.

All Helmsman Trawlers are designed for long-range, comfortable passage-making. They feature sturdy construction, reliable mechanical and electrical systems, quality components and materials, and stable, efficient hull designs. Beautiful nautical interiors are expertly crafted. Helmsman Trawlers are built to exceptional standards and our quality is superb – examine and compare! Starting at $591,000 USD

Specifications and Options – FOB Seattle

The Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse is offered at $591,000 USD, well-equipped with the most common and desirable features.
Prices shown are for Canadian import only and include 9.5% import duty and Canadian safety compliance certification.

LOA 40′ 10″ | LOD 37′ 10″ | BEAM 13′ 11″ | DRAFT 4′ 0″
30,000 LBS DRY WT

Design and Construction

Semi-displacement hull design with soft chines, deep forefoot, broad sections aft for form stability, and full keel
Strong stainless steel skeg and large rudder
Low profile with chariot-style flybridge and low-rise pilothouse
Full-beam salon, open interior design, port and starboard pilothouse doors, secure steps and handrails to flybridge
Separate head and shower compartments in master; day head with shower adjacent to salon
Convertible settee in salon; space for a freestanding chair or recliner
Exceptional light and ventilation – opening windows (7), opening portlights (5), opening hatches (2)
Structural stiffness with a solid FRP laminate hull with vinylester resins in external layers — hull fitted with an internal FRP grid
Decks built with substantial laminations and cored with PVC foam
FRP fuel tanks (2), stainless steel water tanks (2), and FRP holding tank (1)
Extensive use of sound deadening techniques and materials
Multi-layer composite interior floor construction, with rubber cork inner layer for sound and vibration reduction, topped with teak and holly strip planks
Expertly-crafted cabinetry — teak solids and veneers throughout for strength, water resistance and long-lasting beauty
Hand-brushed and hand-rubbed two-part polyurethane varnish in multiple layers, with final satin finish
Ceiling panels easily removable for wiring access
Wireways and cable runs positioned for easy equipment installations
Quality stainless steel deck hardware
Aluminum sliding pilothouse doors (2) and aft cabin door
Oversized double-rung stainless steel safety rails with finely polished welds

Equipment and Features Included in Base Price


White gel coat hull and superstructure with gray non-skid
Sidepower bow and stern thrusters
Transom door
FRP swim platform with pull-out ladder
Opening side handrails at pilothouse
Full-length cockpit cover
Lewmar V4 windlass with 200’ of 5/16” high tensile chain
45 lb stainless steel Bruce-type anchor
Anchor chain locker access hatch on foredeck
Raw water anchor washdown at bow
Hawse cleats on transom (2), aft (2) and amidships (2)
Flybridge control center with stainless steel wheel
Lazarette storage compartment
Flybridge L-shaped settee
LED navigation lights
Dual-trumpet horn
Pedestal helm seat on flybridge (1)
Radar mast with hinge
Three pantographic windshield wipers
Stainless steel handrail on transom
Seahawk epoxy barrier coating and bottom paint
Seahawk Barnacle Blocker on underwater metal


Cummins QSB 6.7 liter 250 hp electronically controlled common-rail diesel engine
Dual Racor fuel filters
Dripless-type prop shaft seal with inspection window
Tides Marine rudder shaft seals
Sea Star hydraulic steering system with autopilot hydraulic steering taps installed
Electric bilge pumps (3) with automatic switches and high water bilge alarm
Shower sump pump
Hinged interior floor hatches with gas stays
Removable deck plates throughout engine room
Tool / storage cabinet


Northstar 215 A-hr AGM house batteries (2); AGM bow thruster battery (1), AGM start battery (1)
Magnum MS-2812 inverter/charger
Blue Sea Systems remote battery switches and automatic charge relays
SmartPlug 30 amp shorepower inlets (2) on transom
Galvanic isolator
Blue Sea Systems electrical (AC/DC) distribution panel
Bonding system with anodes


LED interior overhead lighting with dimmers
LED lighting in engineroom
LED reading lights in salon, galley, pilothouse and master stateroom
LED cockpit lighting
Storage cabinet with sliding doors aft of galley
Pilothouse control center with teak wheel
Louvered storage cabinet doors for ventilation
Overhead handholds in pilothouse
Laminated teak / holly overhead beam with hanging knees in salon
“Watertight” door for engineroom access from day head
Stainless steel overhead hatches and portlights with screens
Privacy door for master stateroom
Opening center windshield window
Wood blinds in salon and pilothouse
Sliding lower helm seat with flip-up bolster
Granite galley countertops
Spice rack in galley
Overhead drop-down storage cabinets in galley
Medicine cabinet in master head


Force 10 galley range – propane or electric; microwave
Nova Kool 9 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer
Webasto Air Top 55 cabin heating system (or credit toward optional reverse-cycle heating/cooling system)
Dometic Masterflush heads (2)
Macerator overboard pump with through-hull fitting
Marco variable speed potable water pump
11 gallon electric hot water heater
Cockpit shower (hot and cold)


Lines, fenders, shore power cable, and USCG safety equipment included
Delivery and commissioning in Seattle – delivery cost for other locations may vary


A wide range of options and customizations including: engine brand and horsepower selections, generators, galley appliances, exterior gel coat colors, upholstery and granite choices, custom cabinetry, bridge layouts, and more.

Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC

Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC
Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC
Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC
Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC
Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC
Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC
Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC
Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC
Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC
Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC

Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC

Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse for Sale in BC

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