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Old 07-23-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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Been in business for quite a while 37 Seville pilot houe is an interesting layout.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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We took delivery in May 2009. *We live aboard. *We're still working, but cruise extensively. *But you are too kind *to Steve Smith
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I see you have the "arch" *So yours may be newer than ours. *We are hull 16. *We planned to be a displacement boat so bought the 230 with is way more power than we need. *We cannot plane, (9.2 kt *11.4 gph at WOT) and at hull speed we are using less than half the available power. *We have *a washer dryer which is great as we live aboard full time. Marina laundries are a pain and are expensive . *Our life is here on the Chesapeake; we cruise so much *that our frequent *letters to the cruising guides resulted in *us being "hired" to write for 2 of them. *We write and are paid *in the pride of authorship in seeing our work in print. *But that is OK; our hope is to *make more cuisers understand the wonders of this place. *Wish we were out *your way. *I have 2 kids in seattle and know Scott at Waterline Boats.
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I have hull #15 and I specified the arch. Have to say they did a great job installing it as it is very strudy and great for installing electronics. I also have the 230 HP Cummins and run at 1600 (2.4 gph) and am now pushing 800 hours on it We usually spend 3 months in the summer on it but this year we came home early for various reasons some of which is the weather. Summer missed us this year.

There is a 37 in this area where the owner had a 68 hp Lugger installed.* This actually cost him more than the Cummins.* He says he is quite satisfied with his choice.* I don't know his fuel economy but I'm sure it is better than ours

Curious where you put the washer/dryer? Also, when did you receive your boat off the ship? Mine came in Sept, 2009.*Smith promised a delivery at first for March, 2009 so it was 6 months late.

Scott just recently got in a new 37 with an arch last month. He was first promised it would be in for the Sept 10 boatshow, then the Jan 11 boatshow and then again for the May trawlerfest show. Smith missed them all so things have not changed. Boy, I have some stories about this guy that might be fun to share. He certainly turned what should have been a fun experience into a nightmare. In fact, I was thinking of naming my boat "Nightmare".

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Old 08-14-2011, 12:13 PM   #5
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Ours was promissed for delivery *before the Annapolis boat show in 2008. *It got off the ship in march 2009. *We took delivery in May 2009. *The commissioning was not complete and the warranty work was not done, but after 2 months waiting we were tired of his lies. *And I run a boat yard so I said the hell with it and we left on a sea trial and did not come back for 2 months. *The washer *fits perfectly above the *door to the engine room. *Steve's crew made a huge production out of what was a simple job. *His initial exhaust for the dryer was the engine room ! *condensation and rust *started imeediately. *We took the boat back for warranty work after 2 months and he routed the hose 14 feet to the port engine louver. *I redid it and ran the hose 9 inches out the side of the pilot house. *We have 660 hours. *2 cummins warranty calls. *WE have 2 sever deck leaks damaging the teak panels but I cannot find them. *This winter I'll probably have to take some of the cabin panelling off and re do it. *Steve could *have had two avid mariner sales people out there working for him; the boat attracts a lot of attention. *People love it, but we steer them away from Island Yacht brokers.
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Thanks for the info on the washer/dryer. I would have never thought of putting a unit there. I guess you have a little cave to crawl through to get to the engine room?

I had quite a few warrenty problems also but usually had no problem getting them looked at. I think it was because of the local dealer who just took care of them and then tried to get the money from Smith. My biggest problem was when I filled the fuel tanks the first time. After the fill, I went down into the engine room for some reason and noticed diesel fuel flowing into the sump. I quickly turned off the bilge pumps and headed home. After contacting Island Yacht Brokers and having them blame me for doing something, investigation found that someone at the factory had over drilled a 1 1/2" hole saw to far in and it penetrated the fuel tank right at the top. After all the panels where removed and the fuel tank was fully exposed we found another hole at the forward end that was caused by the same way but this one was known to have happen. They tried to plug it by putting a handful of resin into the space between the hole and the frame. This fix would have lasted until the warrenty ran out and I would have been chasing a diesel leak forever. Smith did finally agreed to fix the problem and it was done right but cost them over $5000.

I also have lots of people checking the boat out and asking what make it is. I usually don't tell people of the problems I have had as I don't want to lose business for my local dealer, Waterline Boats, as they are a good bunch there. I know Scott is as fustrated as anyone with his dealings with Steve Smith.

By the way, the new 2012 Seville 37 that's for sale at Waterline is on Yachtworld and there are a lot of pictures especially of the arch.

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*People love it, but we steer them away from Island Yacht brokers.
*I visited Island Yacht Brokers and talked with him about his Mariner Yachts.* They were just talking about bringin out the Seville line with a pilot house model.* It sounded interesting.* However, When they showed us the Mariners the boats were scattered in the Marina.* The boats were not complete, and there was no one working on any of them. The whole thing seemed disorganized.* I just did not get a good feeling with allot of talk and little action going on.

We got a call while we were there and had to turn around to drive all night to a funeral of an old friend.* My wife and I discussed it on the way home, and decided we were just not comfortable with their set up.

The 37 pilot house is a unique set up.* It seems every inch is used.* The day head is unique.
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Some good news is on its way.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:18 PM   #9
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Do tell!*
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Stay tuned: A press release is forthcoming! Come see us at the Boats Afloat show. I will be posting the press release after it is released a little later this week.


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Stay tuned: A press release is forthcoming! Come see us at the Boats Afloat show. I will be posting the press release after it is released a little later this week.



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HELMSMAN TRAWLERS ANNOUNCES ITS LINE OF TRAWLER YACHTS

HELMSMAN TRAWLERS announces its line of proven, expertly-crafted mid-size trawlers ranging from 37 to 42 feet. These sturdy trawlers are designed for cruising couples and families wanting top quality, gorgeous craftsmanship, roomy interiors, and efficient, stable performance underway all at a great price. Some Helmsman models succeed boats previously sold in regions of the U.S. under a different brand name Helmsman launches a new brand name, a new marketing and sales program, and new designs in the North American trawler market. Helmsmans factory in mainland China offers a wide range of options and customizations, and its skilled craftsman are experienced in building these fine yachts. Helmsman models include: 37 Express Trawler, 37 Sedan Trawler, 38 Pilothouse Trawler, 38 Double Cabin Trawler and 42 Cruiser. Practically sized, pleasingly designed, and prudently efficient, Helmsman Trawlers are the right boats for the times.

Helmsman Trawlers currently include special purchase incentives.

Waterline Boats, Seattle, is the Pacific Northwest Dealer for Helmsman Trawlers. Visit Waterline Boats at 2046 Westlake Avenue N Suite 203 or call 206.282.0110 to learn more about the line of Helmsman Trawlers. Or visit helmsmantrawlers.com. (website goes live Monday)
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Is Steve Smith still involved or did you buy him out?

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Call Waterline please.
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Sounds like another evasive salesman to me.

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It is not an evasive salesman. *You have no possible concept of what *mariner owneres have had to deal with. *The past management were sleazy lying cheats, but otherwise *were untrustworthy and unreliable. *The boats deserve better representation. *I hope this new company *can do the *product justice.
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I was just at the Seattle boat show and meet Dave White and got further details. It looks like Steve Smith of Island Yacht Brokers in Chester, MD has lost the rights to be the distributor of Mariner Yachts. YEAH!!! A new company, name escapes me, made up of Dave and Scott and maybe others has been formed to be the North America distributor. Hopefully having Steve Smith out of the picture will have a positive affect on this fine yacht.

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I arrived in this forum precisely because I became aware that some members had issues with the prior distributor. I am not a broker or dealer (for now anyway) but I am the distributor along with Scott @ Waterline and I am responsible for the factory relationship. I am also the blunt end of the stick making sure the former distributor goes into the fog and never returns. (LOL) The boats are still from the same solid Canadian boat-builder-designer trained Chinese factory. You are welcome to rebrand as Helmsman if you like.

(I am a little gun-shy now about being perceived as "selling". So I hope this is taken as intended. Whereas the prior distributor was inaccessible and would not let people know anything about the factory, we are quite accessible! So if you want to know more about the boat you own from our factory, let me know.)
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I arrived in this forum precisely because I became aware that some members had issues with the prior distributor. I am not a broker or dealer (for now anyway) but I am the distributor along with Scott @ Waterline and I am responsible for the factory relationship. I am also the blunt end of the stick making sure the former distributor goes into the fog and never returns. (LOL) The boats are still from the same solid Canadian boat-builder-designer trained Chinese factory. You are welcome to rebrand as Helmsman if you like.

(I am a little gun-shy now about being perceived as "selling". So I hope this is taken as intended. Whereas the prior distributor was inaccessible and would not let people know anything about the factory, we are quite accessible! So if you want to know more about the boat you own from our factory, let me know.)
Really??? Exit stage left. This site was intended for boaters to speak with boaters about boating issues. It was not intended as a forum for you or anyone else to further your career. Move on.*
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Carey, Do you own one of the boats mentioned in this thread?


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