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Halmatic - 44 PILOT - MCA Cat. 2

Halmatic - 44 PILOT - MCA Cat. 2 Work Boats for sale in Newhaven at Boatshop24.co.uk
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Category:Commercial Boats
Subcategory:Work Boats
Sales status:available
Model:44 PILOT - MCA Cat. 2
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1986
Length:13.4 m/44 ft
Width:4.05 m/13 ft
Draft:1.3 m/4 ft
Engine manufacturer:volvo tamd 121c
No. of engines:2
Engine hours:2000

SERIOUSLY FOR SALE: The HALMATIC 44 is one of those iconic hull designs established from a long line of purpose-built commercially operated vessels from this well known stable. They operate around the world in many differing applications but the Pilot version typifies the success of the marque and their accomplishments in the field of pilot transfer are legendary. 'PATHFINDER' is one of two H44's operated initially by Trinity House and subsequently ESL (Port of London Auth.) serving the southern North Sea area. There is a good history of refit work available. Her sistership 'Polorus' operates pilot operations at Newhaven Harbour. Currently MCA Coded to Cat. 2 (60 MSH). Extensive refit - Phone number removed -
Radar / GPS Plotter


Hand held VHF


Steering Compass
24 volt systems provided bgy 4 No. 12v batteries (replaced 2017)
Twin VOLVO TAMD 121C 6 cylinder turbo charged engines developing 350bhp each at 1800rpm driving through TWIN DISC 5114 gearboxes to 2" shafts. 65 A/hr alternator charging.

Engine Hours: approx. 2000 each since last rebuilds (Port - 2005 and Starboard - 2006)

FUEL CAPACITY - c.1500ltrs: 700ltrs in 2 wing tanks. 800ltrs in 1 central tank.

New Tide Seals (stern glands) 2017
Equipment as required for MCA Cat 2

Auto and manual extinguishers

Life rings
The simple layout fiollows the usual pilot vessel format -

From forward -

FOREPEAK AREA - serves mainly as storage for onboard inventory with access to the peak with a watertight closure.

HEADS - compartment (S) with sea toilet and some storage areas and adjacent (P) a wash hand basin is installed with manual cold pump. Watertight door to:

ENGINE ROOM - central check-a-plate walkway between each installation providing easy access for servicing and maintenance of the engines and gearboxes. Most auxiliary functions are installed here again providing good access and the environment is served by ventilation ducts within the cabin trunk and from the after bulkhead. Central access to:

WHEELHOUSE with helm station to port with single lever Morse Teleflex engine controls and Mathway rod steering system. Helmsman and navigator plus 4 No. passenger suspension seating ranged P&S of the cabin with some storage in areas below the seats and adjacent. Good headroom throughout and there are watertight doors forward and aft which leads to...

EXTERNAL DECK - flush to gunwhale non-slip deck surface with outboard toe rail and inboard stainless rail system rope bound. A Hadrian safety rail extends from the after end following the inner rail for its length. An 'Island' rail is provided forward. Substantial deck fittings serve the vessel.

FENDERING - substantially bolted rubber system to the gunwhale strake with inter straking for the main part. The shoulder areas are amply reinforced against impact when alongside moving ships.

Internal walkthrough video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBKqhfiiZUo&t=38s
Heavy duty fendering system with inter straking

Stainless steel 'inboard' rail system with 'Island' rail forward (rope bound)

Hadrian safety rail system (cockpit to foredeck)

Danforth anchors (20kg + 16kg) - deck stollaged

Anchor cable (on drum) + chain

Sundry equipment for functional use of the vessel
Owner Comments
'We always wanted to own a serious offshore craft and in particular a Halmatic because of their history and reputation. When we acquired 'Pathfinder' she was in the process of a refit which we undertook to complete with the firm intention of bringing her up to Coding standard which she now is. We hope she will again serve for what she was designed to do - a sea going craft that can cope with anything the weather determines.'
Broker Comments
'This vessel appears to be in excellent order and the current ownership has carried out significant improvements to bring her back into Code. We see no reason why she should not continue her role as a pilot tender as she has all the attributes associated with the demands that operation requires. These craft were built for longevity and 'Pathfinder' is an excellent example of British boat building prowess.'
Material hullgrpWC & bathroomstrue
Hull typesemi-displacementWaterline length11.91 meters
Drive typeshaft drive
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  • Navigation lights
Simon Thomas Yacht Sales / Lochin Marine
Simon Thomas Yacht Sales / Lochin Marine
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