The Helms 21 is an excellent boat for inshore and offshore use. Her knife-like entry tames the seas and her variable degree hull design gives you access to back country water you could not even dream of in a deep V-hull. Step aboard a Helms 21 and you will notice that she is very stable. Push the throttle forward and hang on as she planes out quickly and cuts through a chop with the ease and comfort of a much bigger boat. Push the throttle wide open and marvel at her speed, 50+mph with most 200hp outboards. Aside from the fact that you could run circles around most other boats of its size, you can do it while burning very little fuel. Cruising at 4000 rpm, which is roughly 40mph with a 200hp DFI 2-stroke engine, fuel burn is between 6 and 7 gph on average. So with a 96-gallon fuel tank you could go over 550 miles on one tank of fuel. That's equivalent to going from Miami to Bimini and back 3.5 times!
The Helms 21 construction is second to none. The hull is 100% composite and it is hand built. This allows for a very lightweight hull that is incredibly strong. This also translates into better fuel economy and an easier to handle boat. Another advantage is that the tow weight is low allowing most small and mid sized trucks and SUVs to tow it. The hull is almost completely filled with foam for your safety. Every compartment has either a gutter or a watertight hatch. The deck is self-bailing and the cooler and fish boxes drain overboard as well. The electrical system is heavy duty using tinned copper wire with waterproof connectors, switches and circuit breakers and main line fuses. We have done our best to make sure your Helms 21 is as low maintenance as possible so you can enjoy your time on the water.
Last but not least are the fishing features that are built into every Helms 21. Pop up cleats and bow light are standard so you don't snag lines or stub toes. The live-well is plumbed, lighted and actually holds it's rated capacity. Four gunnel rod holders are standard and more are optional. Additional rod storage is under each gunnel. The two large insulated fish boxes under the forward casting deck drain overboard for easy clean up and have no pumps to break or clog. Options available include tackle locker, console rod holders, raw water wash down and just about anything else you can think of.
The Helms 21 also keeps everyone comfortable with seating for 6 people, built in cooler and plenty of dry storage. Things such as bow cushions to lie out on and Bimini or T-tops for shade are also available as an option.
Beam: 7 ft. 6 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 96
Hull Weight 1500 Lbs.
Fuel Capacity 96 Gallons
Max H.P. 200
Up Right Floatation
Real Self Bailing Decks
Auto Bilge Pump
Guttered and/or Sealed Hatches
Coast Guard Approved Navigation Lights
Explosion Resistant Polyethylene Fuel Tank
13 gallon fresh water shower
Upholstered Seating for 4
Non-skid decks that are bare feet friendly
Insulated storage lockers
Flared Bow for a dry ride
No Wood Construction
Weight Saving Space Age Construction
Fiberglass Stringer System
All Stainless Steel Hardware
All Stainless Steel Thru Hulls
Stainless Steel Rub Rail
UV Resistant Gelcoat
Heavy Duty Electrical System
Hand Built One at a Time
96 Gallon built in Poly Fuel tank
Hydraulic Steering System
3 Spoke Stainless Steel Steering Wheel with Power Knob
4 Gunnel Rod Holders
Custom Leaning Post with Backrest and Rod Holders
Upholstered Console Seat
Upholstered Rear Jump Seats
2 Bow Storage Lockers
Drop in Anchor Locker with Tie Off
Pop Up Bow Light
Pull Up Bow Cleat/Lifting Gear
Pop Up Stern Cleats
Windshield and Hand Rail
750gph Live-well pump
Live well High Speed Pickup and Seacock
Recessed Fire Extinguisher Bracket
20 Gallon Live-well
Horizontal Rod Storage for 4 rods
Console Dry Storage
Transferable 5 Year Limited Warranty
Every Helms 21 is available Custom to suit your needs.