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Trapper 500

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Boat REF# 112364
This boat has been sold
Length 8.53m (28'0")
Year 1976
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Lying Bristol


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Extra Details

Designer Cuthbertson & Cassian
Builder Anstey Yachts
Lying Bristol
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


The original Yanmar is now a box of bits which come with the boat and could be rebuilt but it's probably easier to acquire an alternative. There is also another Yanmar also in bits which the owner was going to rebuild but has not had the time.
Stern gear is in place.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 8.53m (28'0")
LWL 7.00m (23'0")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Max 1.45m (4'9")
Displacement 2,721kg (5,999.8lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1976) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: solar panels


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Flexible water tank
There is a full set of cushions, not shown in the pictures, which are stored ashore at the owners home. They are perfectly servicable and ready for use.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Eberspacher cabin heating

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
3 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Probably the best deal you will find to acquire a Trapper 500. Well built and quite fast these make excellent cruisers and are up to a bit of racing too.
This one needs an engine and some TLC to the cosmetics and she will be a super boat. She is being sailed at the moment with the assistance of an outboard on a bracket to help her on and off the berth - the bracket is included , the outboard not.
There is a yard cradle which is also available by negotiation. She will be taken on to the hard for winter storage in September.
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 John of Boatshed Bristol. 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.