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2008 Halmatic Fiberglass Expedition Trawler

location icon San Juan Island, United States
Year 2008
Length 50 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Halmatic/Qweek Quay Boatyard


A Sturdy Capable Fiberglass Hull, “Reliance” is perfect for exploring the Pacific Northwest and beyond.   Reliance was Re-Launched in 2008 after a complete transformational refit. This re-fit was a joint effort which began at the Buckie Shipyard in Scotland and finished with the final fit out done by David Walkey at the Qweek Quay Boatyard in Cornwall, UK.

Originally built in 1975 as a research vessel for the University of London's Marine Laboratory.   Her original build was completed by Halmatic Ltd in Scotland.  "Reliance" is 1 of 15 hulls, most of which were built for fisheries or research.

Reliance is now a modern, exceptionally equipped, high end expedition vessel.

Notable Equipment and Information:


Year Built 2008
Category Power
Length Overall 50 ft
Beam 18'6 ft
Max Draft 7'9 ft
Cabins 2
Double Berths 2
Construction Fiberglass
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 320 hp
Cruising Speed 8.5 kn
Maximum Speed 10 kn
Range 2,301.56 mi
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 1,250 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. GRP
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 375 gal
Water Tank Mat. GRP
Holding Tanks 2
Ballast 6 lb
Displacement 98,000 lb
Displacement Type Full Load

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Daewoo
Model: MD 136
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 160hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Year: 2001
Engine Hours: 2200
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Daawoo
Model: MD 136
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 160hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Year: 2001
Engine Hours: 2200
Engine Location: Starboard
Design Brief

The re-fit design brief was to create a low maintenance exterior with the look and feel of a rugged vessel but with a high-level finish inside. The interior is simple but refined with traditional detailing utilizing a combination of bright and painted wood. The build quality is excellent, and the equipment list and furnishings are the best available at the time of the re-fit.

The overall result is a well integrated, compatible and complementary blend of rugged look, practical functionality and comfort.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Staterooms
  • 2 Heads w/ Showers
  • High End Equipment and Furnishings
  • Beautiful Wood Interior
  • Pilothouse Steering Station w/ Doors Both Sides
  • Excellent System Access Throughout the Vessel
  • Total "Spare No Expense" Re-Fit Inside and Out

The inviting salon offers an easy space for relaxing, with excellent visibility and comfort. The finish is waxed pine paneling with varnished oak trim. The oak cabin sole has a flat oil finish.

Seating is on an L shaped settee to port or chairs to starboard. The 4 chairs plus the settee, surround an oak drop leaf table. Ample wood panelled lockers and drawer storage.

  • Oak Flooring
  • Waxed Pine Paneling
  • L Shaped Settee
  • Large Windows 2 of which are Opening Sliders
  • Double Door Access from the Back Deck
  • Access to Aft Stateroom and Engine Room
  • Blinds for the Windows

The well-appointed galley is forward of the saloon and 2 steps down. The Cabinetry is waxed pine paneling and features oiled oak counter tops, and cabin sole. The backsplash is tiled and there is matching painted cabinets below the counter top.

  • Twin Marvel Large Drawer Fridges Painted to Match Cabinetry
  • U Line Ice Maker
  • Kitchen Aid Compactor
  • Full Size Premier Propane 4 Burner Stove w/ Oven and Broiler
  • Broan Exhaust Fan
  • Under-mount SS Sink w/ SS Taps
  • H/C Pressure Domestic Water w/ Re-Circulating Pump
  • Trident Propane System and Control
  • Large Under Counter Storage Locker Forward of Stove
  • Opening Sliding Window near Stove

There are two luxurious, large and well appointed staterooms one forward the other aft. Both have Queen Size Pullman Berths, En-Suite Heads and Ample Storage.

Aft Stateroom: There is an antique "Captains" chest in the aft cabin. The Queen Berth is a pullman aft on the port side. The head is to starboard and has a large vanity forward and a stylish glass panelled shower stall aft. Ample lockers for storage and a heated towel rack. Teak vanity counter top and gloss white paneling.

Forward Stateroom: Built in lockers and drawer storage. The Queen Berth is a pullman aft on the port side. The head is forward with storage outboard to starboard and the shower forward.

Access to forepeak is through the shower in the forward head. Teak vanity counter top and gloss white paneling.

  • Queen Pullman Berths w/ Large Drawer Storage in both Staterooms
  • Large Well Appointed and Finished Heads in Both Staterooms
  • Manual Jabsco Heads w/ Lectra San Systems in both Heads
  • Bright and Open Staterooms
  • Ample Storage for Easy Onboard Living
  • Very Private Rooms

The pilothouse is 5 steps up from the Galley. There is an elevated settee to port with chart storage below. There is a chart table and general storage to starboard. The Helm Station is forward with all the ships Navigation Equipment accessed here. There are doors both sides of pilothouse.

  • Hydraulic 35 HP Maxpower Bow Thruster Control Polished Brass Finish
  • Kobelt 6514 Engine Controls in Polished Brass Finish
  • Kobelt Control Panel in Polished Brass Finish
  • Kobelt 7171 Full Follow Thru Lever Control Steering
  • "Walk Around" Remote Control for Engines and Thrusters
  • Engine Room Actuators w/ Manual Engine Control
  • Willis-Ridley Manual Wheel Back Up Steering
  • Navigation Electronics
  • Additional 12V Distribution Panel for Electronics
  • Pilothouse Doors Both Sides
  • Go Light Stryker 500,000 Candle Power Spot light
  • Remote For Spot Light
  • Exalto Pantograph Window Wipers
  • Fogmate Horn Control
Navigation and Electronics

The navigation electronics were all new and state of the art when installed during the re-fit.

  • Furuno Nav Net 3D Open Array Radar Antenna
  • (2) Furuno 12" Nav Net 3D Chartplotters and Radar Displays
  • Furuno GPS Ariel
  • Furuno Nav Pilot Autopilot Control
  • Furuno NAVpilot-500 Autopilot Control Box
  • Furuno FA 150 Universal AIS Transponder
  • Sirius Weather Module
  • Interphase Dual Transducer Forward Facing Sonar and Depth Sounder
  • ICOM M 603 VHF Radio
  • Weems and Plath Brass Barometer and Clock
  • Ritchie Compass on Dash

The stand-up engine room is accessed through a full-size aluminum door just off the aft cabin, The engine space is exceptionally clean and well organized. New out of the Box Daewoo 160 hp naturally aspirated engines were installed in 2001.  (Daewoo acquired the rights to the tooling for the smaller Man Engines; these engines are part of this series) These engines are often found in the UK and PNW on commercial vessels. They are simple, manual, naturally aspirated straight forward reliable engines.

Engine Space

  • Hydraulic 35 HP Maxpower Bow Thruster Series 325 HYD Model 250
  • Twin Daewoo MD 136 160hp Naturally Aspirated Engines
  • 3 1/2" SS Propeller Shafts
  • Kobelt Engine Controls w/ Manual Controls in Engine Room
  • Engine Driven Manual Clutch High Capacity Bilge Pump on Starboard Engine
  • 4 Racor Engine Fuel Filters
  • SS Mufflers on Dry Stack Exhaust
  • Kobelt Engine Room Actuators w/ Manual Engine Control

Ships Systems

  • Mastervolt 7KW Generator in Lazerette
  • Hillyard S.S. 20 Gallon Hotwater Tank (120V and Bolier)
  • Shurflo Fresh Water Circulating Pump w/ S.S. Accumulator Tank
  • Surflo Salt Water Washdown Pump
  • Kohler Galley and Head Fixtures
  • (2) Raritan MSD-1 15 Gallon Treat and Hold Sanitation Systems
  • Kabola Boiler for Cabin Heat Radiators and Sure HW Fans

No expense was sparred when designing and building the electrical system for Reliance. The entire system utilizes Mastervolt equipment and is set up for seamless use between various voltage requirements. The entire system is built to ABYC standards and specifications using Ancor Tinned Wire made in the USA.

120 Volt AC Shore Power Service

  • 65' 50 amp 120 V Shore Power Cord
  • Mastervolt Shower Power Control Panel
  • 120V Blue Seas Distribution Panel
  • Mastervolt Control Panel Manages AC Power between Genset and Inverter when not on Shore Power if Desired

120 Volt AC Ships Power System

  • 7KW Mastervolt Whisper 7 Ultra Generator
  • 4KW Mastervolt Inverter
  • Remote Generator Management Panel in Cabin
  • Remote Inverter Management Panel in Cabin 24 Volt DC Ships Power Service

12 & 24 Volt DC Ships Power System

  • 1000 amp hr Mastervolt AGM House Battery Bank
  • (10) 200 Amp 12 Volt Batteries form the 24V House Bank
  • (2) AGM Mastervolt Batteries form the 24 V Separate Engine Start Battery Bank
  • Multiple Blue Seas 24V Distribution Panels Including a Sub Panel in Pilothouse
  • (1) 12V AGM Generator Start Battery
  • (1) 12V Battery Charger for Genset Battery
  • (2) 100 Amp 24V Battery Chargers
  • (2) 60 Amp Alternators
  • (1) 150 Amp Alternator
  • (1) 6KW 50A Isolation Transformer
Superstructure, Deck and Hull

The GRP hull was completely gutted, and all systems were removed and replaced with new. A New Aluminum Superstructure, bridge wings, cap rail, forward rail and boat deck rail were installed. All the windows were removed and replaced with new. The Hull, Deck and Superstructure were completely thermo-insulated down to the water line. All the Paint on the Hull both inside and out was removed and re-coated.

  • Complete Hull Deck and Superstructure Re-Fit (2003-2008)
  • Sturdy Capable Fiberglass Hull
  • All New Interior and Exterior Paint
  • Large Lazerette Accessed Through Aft Deck Hatch
  • Large Locker on Port Side of House for Wet Storage
  • Kinematic Hydraulic Drum Anchor Windlass w/ Gypsy
  • 300' 5/8" Amsteel Anchor Rode
  • 30' 1/2" Anchor Chain
  • 145 lb Forfjord Anchor
  • 300' Nylon Anchor Rode
  • 270' 1/2" Anchor Chain
  • 65lb Bruce Anchor
  • 11'6" Fibreglass Tender
  • Mast w/ Manual Anderson 40 ST Topping Lift Winch
  • Boom w/ Hydraulic Pullmaster Winch
  • Forward and Aft Facing Spreader Lights
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Dock Lines and Fenders
Additional Information
  • 8 Man Life Raft
  • Life Sling w/ MOB Pole
  • (2) Horse Shoe Bouys
  • (8) Life Jackets
  • (2) Survival Suits
  • Flares
  • Echomax Radar Reflector
  • AFI Duel Electric Horns
  • Fogmate Automatic Horn Controller
  • Fireboy Automatic Engine Shutdown
  • Fireboy 1500 Installed Engine Room Extinguisher System
  • Full Complement of Fire Extinguishers Foam-Co2-Dry Powder
  • 3- Rule 200 GPH Bilge Pumps
  • 1- Rule 3700 GPH Bilge Pump
  • 1- Engine Driven Manual Clutch High Capacity Bilge Pump
  • ARC Satellite 2 EPRIB 406
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.
Additional Contact Information

Contact Brian Huse to arrange a showing.  

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