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!

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LOA 15,7 m | LOD 14,0 m | BEAM 5,08 m | DRAFT 1,5 m

FUEL 3028 L | WATER 1136 L | WASTE 379 L

20.400 KG 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
  • Multiple layout options for the second stateroom, including a VIP stateroom, a combination stateroom / office, or dedicated office
  • Day head readily accessed from salon or guest stateroom
  • Convertible U-shaped dining settee in salon; space for freestanding chairs or recliners
  • Pilothouse hinged watertight Dutch doors (2)
  • Sliding aluminum aft cabin door to cockpit
  • 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 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


  • Matterhorn White gel coat hull, superstructure and deck surfaces
  • Side-Power SEP130 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
  • Lewmar V5 windlass, 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
  • 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
  • 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 pump
  • Hinged interior floor hatches with gas stays
  • Removable deck plates throughout engine room
  • LED lighting in engineroom
  • Tool storage cabinet / workbench


  • Northern Lights 9 kw generator in sound enclosure
  • Northstar 215 A-hr AGM house batteries (5) in rack, AGM bow thruster / windlass batteries (2), AGM stern thruster batteries (2)
  • Northstar 185 A-hr AGM engine start battery (1), generator start battery
  • Victron MultiPlus 12V/3000VA Inverter & Charger with Victron Cerbo GX 50 Touch display and SmartShunt
  • Blue Sea Systems Remote Battery Switches and Automatic Charge Relays
  • SmartPlug 50 amp shorepower inlet (1)
  • Victron 7000VA isolation transformer
  • Blue Sea Systems electrical (AC/DC) distribution panel
  • Bonding system with aluminum anodes


  • LED interior overhead lighting with dimmers
  • LED reading lights in salon, galley, pilothouse and master stateroom
  • 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
  • Caesarstone 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
  • Webasto DBW2010S 50,000 BTU hydronic heating system (or credit toward optional reverse-cycle heating/cooling system)
  • Washer and dryer
  • Dometic Masterflush heads (2 or 3, depending on layout)
  • Macerator overboard pump with through-hull fitting
  • Marco variable speed potable water pump
  • 17 gallon Torrid water heater
  • Cockpit fresh water shower (hot and cold)


  • Lines, fenders, shore power cable, and basic safety equipment included
  • Delivery and commissioning


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.