1996 Halvorsen Hardtop Express


Stevensville, MD

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Class Power
Category Downeast
Year 1996
Make Halvorsen
Length 39'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Stevensville, MD
Vessel Walkthrough

Deck and Cockpit:

Large walk around side decks with stainless rails back to cockpit.

Cap rail and eyebrow all taken down and redone with Cetol and Clear Coat in 2018

Large cockpit with teak sole

Seating with storage and back rests

Transom door leading to wooden swim platform with retractable swim ladder.

2 large cockpit hatches for storage and mechanical access 

Sliding stainless companionway doors leading to enclosed helm deck.

Painted with Awlgrip in 2017 from the rubrail up

Owner added sections of non skid and refurbished all non skid with Awlgrip in 2017


Deck Equipment:

Bow pulpit and anchor platform

Stainless life rail runs all the back to cockpit

Maxwell electric with helm and foot pedal controls

Stainless anchor with 225' all chain rode

Bow mounted spot light

Radar arch with spreader lights

Cockpit shower

Textilene Plus window covers

Olsson ST275 Dinghy tilt davit system added to swim platform in 2016

2016 10'3" Highfield inflatable with aluminum hull

2016 Tohatsu 15 hp 4 stroke outboard


Helm Deck:

Fully enclosed helm/salon area with dedicated reverse cycle air conditioning unit.

Settee to port w/ storage

Hi-lo pedestal table with beautiful wood top

Cabinet with ice maker to starboard aft of helm

Sliding windows to port and starboard

Custom blinds throughout vessel

All interior cushions replaced in 2015

Center windscreen section opens

Large overhead hatches with screens

Centerline overhead hand rail

Teak and holly sole

Teak cabinets and bulkheads throughout

Engine room hatch with gas assist shocks and ladder



Bench seat with back rest and storage drawers underneath

Morse single level engine controls

CAT engine gauge package

Raymarine Axiom Chart plotter with Sounder module installed in 2017

Raymarine Quantum Radar installed in 2017

New transducer in 2017

Raymarine DS 500X color sounder

Icom VHF

Sony stereo head unit

New custom overhead instrument panel installed in 2017

Windlass control

Trim tabs

Spotlight control

Windshield wipers with wash

Rudder angle indicator


AC and DC panel

Remote generator control and gauges


Galley and Dinette:

Step down to Galley and Dinette from Helm Deck

Galley to Starboard

White Corian counters

Grunert Refrigerator and Freezer compartments

Seaward electric stove w/ overhead exhaust fan


Large sink

Drawers and cabinets under counters and overhead dish lockers

Dinette to Port

Large U-shaped dinette with storage

Dinette converts to double berth

Reverse cycle air conditioning unit

Teak and holly sole throughout


Head and Shower:

Head to starboard w/ large overhead hatch

Fresh water Raritan head installed in 2015

2 doors to head so forward stateroom can have direct access

Shower room to port with tile floor and large overhead hatch


Master Stateroom:

Pedestal berth with ample storage

Reverse cycle air conditioning unit

Smart TV

Overhead hatch with sunblock and screen

4 opening hullside ports

Hanging lockers to port and starboard



Twin 3126 Caterpillar engines

Westerbeke 7.6 KW generator with sound shield - 313 hours

Stainless steel fuel tanks w/ sight gauges

Promariner Pronautic 1250 digital battery charger

(2) 8D batteries


Please read:

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. Owner's personal items do not convey.

Speed and Distance
Cruising Speed
Max Speed
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Bridge Clearance
Max Draft
Length at Waterline
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fuel Tank Material
Stainless Steel
Fresh Water Tank Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity
Double Berths
Engine Make CAT
Engine Model 3126
Engine Year 1996
Total Power 840hp
Engine Hours 947
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1996 Halvorsen Hardtop Express

Recent price reduction.*

Well built classic Downeast style with the comfort of an enclosed helm*

Cruise at 16 knots at only 16 gallons per hour!*

Solid ride with Semi-displacement Hull*

Fresh water boat until 2015 when she moved to the brackish water of mid-Chesapeake Bay*

Many upgrades by knowledgeable owner*

  • Fresh Awlgrip from rub rail up in 2017*
  • Non skid added and all redone in 2017 w/Awlgrip*
  • Raymarine radar, sounder and plotter added in 2017*
  • All exterior britework redone in 2018*
  • 2016 Highfield 10' Inflatable w/ aluminum hard bottom and Tohatsu 15 four stroke*
  • Tilt dinghy davit system added in 2016*
  • New freshwater Raritan head in 2016*
  • New interior soft goods in 2015*
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