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Trapper 500

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Boat REF# 152564
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.33m (27'4")
Year 1977
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp, Yanmar 2GM20 (2002)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Cuthbertson & Cassiun
Builder Anstey Yachts of Poole
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM20 (2002)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.2 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Engine Control Panel Replaced - 2011.
1 New Battery in 2011.
240V Sockets with RCD protector.


LOA 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 On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1977) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail Westaway - Slab (2008) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Mouse Sails - Furling (2010)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
150% Genoa (unknown year)
Full Battened Main (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

2 Spinnaker Poles.
Genoa Tracks Replaced - 2011.
New Main Traveller fitted in 2010.
Single Line Reef fitted in 2010.
The 2010 Genoa is sized at 135% and the material is Pentex.
The 2008 Main is a loose footed sail.
There is also an older fully battened Main this is serviceable condition.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Respray of Hull Topsides in 2012 by Rice & Cole Boatyard in Burnham on Crouch.
New Water Tank 2011.
New Side Windows in 2011.
Cutlass Bearing renewed in 2012.
Rudder rebuilt and refurbished in 2012.
Spare Tiller.
All Seacocks serviced in 2011 and the one for the heads outlet was replaced.
New water pipes and new pipes for heads in 2011.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick

Plastimo Neptune Cooker new in 2009.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Simrad TP10 Autopilot.
ICOM IC-M411 DSC VHF (2009).
Clipper Duet for Speed/Log & Depth.
Clipper Wind.
Standard Horizon CP180i Colour Plotter (2009).
Autohelm Digital Compass

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(Plough 25lb, Danforth)
15.00m (49'3") of chain
25.00m (82'0") of warp
New Fenders & Socks - 2012

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

New Electric Bilge Pump 2012.
MOB Throwbag.
2 x Fire Extinguishers.
1 x Fire Blanket.

Broker's Comments

The Trapper 500 is very well regarded as a capable offshore cruiser with good all round performance.
This one is exceptionally nice the recent upgrades are listed in detail above and demonstrate the care and attention the owners have given to ensure this Trapper is in tip top condition.
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.

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