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Trapper 500

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Boat REF# 47560
removed from sale
Length 8.53m (28'0")
Year 1980
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 9hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (1998)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Cuthbertson & Cassian
Builder Trapper Yachts, Poole
Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 11/10/2005


Engine 1 x diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM10 (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine had major service in 2004, new exhaust manifold, new propshaft and cutlass bearing.
Aerogen 2 Wind Generator.


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Length 8.53m (28'0")
LWL 6.73m (22'1")
Beam 2.79m (9'2")
Draft Min 1.45m (4'9")
Draft Max 1.45m (4'9")
Displacement 2,400kg (5,292.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On marina


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Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1980) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2001)


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

Main has In Boom single line reefing.
Main is in good condition. Genoa is servicable and Ok for a few more seasons.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power


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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
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Cooler tick
Manual water system tick

Cooker new in 2002.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

VHF Simrad RD68 DSC.
Furuno Navtex NX 300.
Clipper Depth
Clipper Log
Clipper GPS Repeater.
Navman Tracker 5500.
Navman Depth 3100.
Autohelm ST2000+

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
50.00m (164'1") of chain
Plastimo dinghy (2002)
2hp outboard, Yamaha (unknown year)
Inflatable hardly used.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

4-Man Liferaft, Service was due Sept 2006.

Broker's Comments

A well equiped and well maintained example of this popular cruiser. This boat has the 501 layout. They are excellent offshore cruisers and also ideal for pottering about with the family aboard, easy to handle and well balanced.
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.