Camano Joins Helmsman Line…

The highly-regarded Camano 31 has joined the Helmsman Trawlers® line and is now available for order. 270 of these popular boats have been built by prior manufacturers, and with this thorough revamp of the Camano design they offer more than ever before.

Camanos have been known for their spacious interior, exceptional all-around visibility, large flybridge, and sturdy, purposeful construction. And a unique hull shape provided efficient performance at any speed up to 18 knots with remarkable stability underway. Owners of earlier Camanos rave about performance and capability that exceeds anything else of this size and type.

Helmsman Trawlers® has acquired the Camano name and all the tooling which has been moved to the Helmsman Trawlers yard. While the venerable hullform will remain the same, the Camano design has been extensively updated with a new galley-up interior, including a pedestal berth forward, a separate shower compartment, a U-shaped dinette, and greater headroom in the salon. Exterior features include contemporary lines for the windows and handrails, the addition of a radar arch, choice of colors, and an optional fiberglass cockpit cover. System changes include a larger holding tank and a Hyundai SeasAll engine — a smooth-running, efficient V6 250 hp powerplant.

Helmsman Trawlers® has gathered experience and feedback from past and present owners in making its changes. These fine boats will be built with the same high level of craftsmanship and excellent materials and equipment that distinguish our other Helmsman Trawler models.

Contact us for more information, layout drawings, pricing and delivery.

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2 Responses to Camano Joins Helmsman Line…

  1. John Wooldridge June 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    Congratulations and Kudos to Helmsman Trawlers for reviving the popular Camano 31. I had an opportunity to charter one about 10 years ago, and took it cruising by myself for a reflective weekend in the San Juan Islands. It’s a great boat for a couple, and includes a lower helm for those times when the weather turns less than optimal. I’m looking forward to the improvements that Scott and Lisa Helker will certainly bring to this tried-and-true design.

  2. Michael and Nancy Stafford December 6, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    We have just ordered hull number 1! She’ll be named No Vacancy and have a “fighting lady yellow” hull. Scott Helker and Paul Burbach (here on the east coast) have been exceptional, including us in every aspect of the redesign and upgrades. We sold our trawler over a year ago, and after the bigger/smaller debate, finally decided to downsize a bit. Until we learned of the new Helmsmen Camano project, we simply could not find the right boat for us. The new design looks like a homerun. We can’t wait for April 2015 !