Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse

Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse

Designed for increased range and seagoing capability the 46 Expedition Pilothouse is further confirmation of more boat less money. Sturdy construction, reliable mechanical and electrical systems, quality components and materials, and a stable efficient hull shape, coupled with Helmsman’s exceptional standards for quality make this a remarkable value in a serious long-range cruiser.

This wide-beam design has a stunning interior – in appearance and volume — with abundant natural light and ventilation. The salon rivals 55+ footers, and accommodations include a spacious master stateroom with ensuite head and shower, a guest stateroom that sleeps up to three and converts to an office, a guest head and shower, and a separate day head with ready access from the salon. The U-shaped galley is open to the salon and includes plenty of refrigerator and freezer capacity, storage volume and countertop space. The pilothouse has excellent visibility and open connection with the salon, and offers seating for up to six while underway. The flybridge is easily and safely accessed by secure stairs on both sides, and the foredeck includes integral fender and line storage lockers and cushioned exterior seating. The large cockpit is fully covered against rain and sun, and features side-entry doors and an entertainment cabinet.

Cruise confidently and comfortably with simple and reliable systems and minimal maintenance in a sturdy go-anywhere expedition trawler.

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!

Specifications and Options – FOB Seattle

The Helmsman Trawlers 46 Expedition Pilothouse is offered at $855,000 USD.
Prices shown are for Canadian import only and include 9.5% import duty and Canadian safety compliance certification.

LOA 51’ 6” | LOD 45’ 11” | BEAM 16’ 8” | DRAFT 5’
45,000 LBS DRY WT

Design and Construction

Semi-displacement hull design with soft chines, deep forefoot, broad sections aft for form stability, and full keel
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
Strong stainless steel skeg and large rudder
Wide-beam salon, open interior design, port and starboard pilothouse doors, secure steps and handrails to flybridge
Raised pilothouse with L-shaped dinette and high-backed pedestal helm seats (2)
Master stateroom with ensuite head with shower compartment; queen-sized berth, extensive storage
Large guest stateroom convertible to office; queen sized berth and drop-down single berth
Guest head with shower compartment
Additional day head readily accessed from salon
Convertible U-shaped dining settee in salon; space for freestanding chairs or recliners
Diamond SeaGlaze double-pane exterior windows
Pilothouse hinged watertight dutch doors (2)
Sliding aluminum aft cabin door to cockpit
FRP fuel tanks (2), stainless steel water tanks (3), 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 planking
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
Oversized double-rung stainless steel safety rails with finely polished welds
Storage lockers for fenders and lines built into forward trunk cabin (4)
Cushioned seating at foredeck

Equipment and Features Included in Base Price


White gel coat hull and superstructure with gray non-skid
Side-Power SE100 bow and stern thrusters with PRO variable speed DC control
Transom door; cockpit side entry doors (2)
FRP swim platform with pull-out ladder; removable safety handrails (3)
Full-length cockpit cover
Lofrans Falkon horizontal dual windlass with 300’ of 3/8” chain; 66 lb stainless steel Bruce-type anchor
Anchor chain locker access hatch on foredeck
Raw water and fresh water anchor washdown at bow
Hawse cleats on transom (2), aft (2) and amidships (2)
Flybridge control center with stainless steel wheel; high-backed pedestal seats (2)
Flybridge L-shaped settee with cocktail table
Lazarette storage compartment
Cockpit raw water wash
LED navigation lights
LED courtesy lighting on steps and flybridge
Dual-trumpet Buell airhorn
Radar arch with hinge
Three pantographic windshield wipers with washer system
Stainless steel handrail on transom
Seahawk epoxy barrier coating and bottom paint
Seahawk Barnacle Blocker on underwater metal


Cummins QSC8.3 liter 493 hp electronically controlled common-rail diesel engine
Dual Racor fuel filters
Reverso oil-change system
Fuel transfer pump system
Dripless-type prop shaft seal
Tides rudder shaft seals
Sea Star hydraulic steering system with autopilot hydraulic steering taps installed
Rule 2000 bilge pump (1); Rule 1500 bilge pumps (3); high water alarm
Shower sump pumps
Hinged interior floor hatches with gas stays
Removable deck plates throughout engine room
LED lighting in engineroom
Tool / storage cabinet


Northern Lights 6 kw generator in sound enclosure
Northstar 215 A-hr AGM house batteries (5) in rack, AGM bow thruster battery (1), AGM start (1); AGM generator
Magnum MS-3012 inverter/charger
Blue Sea Systems Remote Battery Switches and Automatic Charge Relays
SmartPlug 50 amp shorepower inlets (2) – one each on transom and at pilothouse, switchable
Isolation transformer
Blue Sea Systems electrical (AC/DC) distribution panel
Bonding system with anodes


LED interior overhead lighting with dimmers
LED reading lights in salon, galley, pilothouse and master stateroom
LED under-cabinet lighting in salon
LED cockpit lighting
Louvered storage cabinet doors for ventilation
Door for engineroom access from day head
Stainless steel overhead hatches and portlights with screens
Opening center windshield window; motor operated
Wood blinds in salon and pilothouse
Granite galley countertops
Overhead storage cabinets in galley


Force 10 galley range – propane or electric; microwave
Vitifrigo refrigeration: double-drawer refrigerator (1) and double-drawer freezer (1) in galley; freezer or refrigerator in cockpit
Webasto DBW2010S 50,000 BTU hydronic heating system (or credit toward optional reverse-cycle heating/cooling system)
REAL engine bus-type heater for pilothouse, with forward window defrosters
Washer/dryer (vented)
Dometic Masterflush heads (3)
Macerator overboard pump with through-hull fitting
Marco variable speed potable water pump
20 gallon electric hot water heater
Cockpit fresh water 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 selections, generators, galley appliances, exterior gel coat and/or paint colors, upholstery and countertop choices, custom cabinetry, bridge layouts, and more.

Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse

Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse
Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse
Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse
Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse
Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse
Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse

Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse

Helmsman Trawlers 46 Pilothouse

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