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Trapper 500

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Boat REF# 157062
This boat has been sold
Length 8.33m (27'4")
Year 1977
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 12hp, Yanmar YSE12 (1977)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Cuthbertson & Cassium
Builder Anstey Yachts of Poole
Lying Essex
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Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 12hp
Engine make and model Yanmar YSE12 (1977)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Batteries new 2011 & 2012.
Cutlass Bearing new in 2013.


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Length 8.33m (27'4")
LWL 7.01m (23'0")
Beam 2.79m (9'2")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 2,347kg (5,175.1lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


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Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1977) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails No1 Jib (unknown year)
No1 Genoa (unknown year)
No2 Genoa (unknown year)

Spinnaker Pole.
All lines led aft through clutches to cockpit.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick

Cool Box - New 2011.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Raytheon ST40 Bidata for Speed/Log and Depth.
Advansea VHF DSC - New 2012.
Garmin GPS128.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode
Spray Dodgers new in 2011.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

2 Fire Extinguishers.
Life Buoy new in 2011.

Broker's Comments

The Trapper 500 is regarded as a good all-rounder capable of good performance as well as being stable and well mannered. They continue to be popular family cruisers well-constructed with a deep safe cockpit and generous accommodation.
This one is nicely presented the hull and decks are original gelcoat and the interior is nice too.
Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with the Boatshed Essex Office.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Trapper 500 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.