Howard Ford Marine Sales
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1977 Trapper 500

location icon Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Year 1977
Length 27'3 ft / 8.30 m
Builder/Manufacturer Trapper/Arden Yachts
Price
£6,750

The Trapper 500 is a comfortable, all-round cruiser, easily handled for family pottering yet capable of offshore cruising/racing.  She has a modern exterior with nice lines, which are complemented by her spacious, traditional interior.  This particular boat has had three owners from new with very light use and benefits from replacement standing rigging in 2021

Specifications

Year Built 1977
Category Sail
Length Overall 27'4 ft / 8.33 m
Beam 9'2 ft / 2.80 m
Max Draft 4'11 ft / 1.50 m
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 15.80 hp
Cruising Speed 5 kn
Maximum Speed 6 kn
Ballast 1,139 kg
Displacement 2,350 kg

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 2GM20
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 16hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Year: 1999
Accommodation

The accommodation offers up to six berths in two cabins with good headroom.

Steps leading down from cockpit with galley to starboard side comprising 2 burner Plastimo Neptune 200 gas oven with grill, stainless steel sink with cold pumped water supply and coolbox.  Navigation area and quarter berth opposite to port.

Saloon with reupholstered cushions, dinette to port side and settee berth opposite, storage above, below and behind.  

Heads compartment with moulded vanity unit and sink with cold pumped water supply, Jabsco sea toilet and storage cupboards.  Hanging locker opposite to starboard side.

Forecabin with V berth and infill, creating a double berth, storage below.  Escape hatch to foredeck.

Cabin lighting and interior grab rails.

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway. Yanmar 2GM 16hp diesel engine (1999). Electric start. Raw water cooled. Shaft drive to fixed three blade propeller. Single lever control. Approximate cruising speed 5 knots cruising speed. Approximate maximum speed 6 knots. 

Alternator charging to 2 x 12 volt batteries.
12 volt switch panel.

Sails and Spars

Masthead rigged sloop. Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced by Kingston Rigging, Lowestoft in 2021) Terylene running rigging (2016). Furling headsail system. Slab reefing to mainsail. Spinnaker pole. Stainless steel tabernacle.  All lines led aft to cockpit.

Mainsail 

Genoa 

Deck Equipment

Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires with alloy stanchions

Lewmar electric windlass with foot controls

Teak coachroof hand rails

Sail covers

Various fenders and warps

2 x Lewmar 25 Twin speed winch

Lewmar 8 winch

Mast winch

Navigation Equipment

Bulkhead steering compass

NASA Marine speed log

NASA Marine Depth Sounder

NASA Marine Wind Indicator

NASA Marine Compass

Furuno GP32 GPS

Clipper GPS repeater

NASA Marine DSC VHF with aerial

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Manual bilge pump

Fire extinguishers x 2 (expiry date unknown)

Fire blanket

Life buoy 

Plastimo Life raft (may require service)

Construction

Hull No 305, built in 1977 by Trapper Yachts and fitted out by Arden Yachts  White GRP hull with blue style stripes. Teak rubbing strake. Aluminium toe rail. White GRP superstructure with grey Treadmaster style non slip to decks.  Tek-dek style flooring to cockpit and cockpit seating. Cast iron fin keel. Spade hung rudder with tiller steering.  Self draining cockpit. Lifted and antifouled 2021

Comments

The Trapper 500 is a comfortable, all-round cruiser, easily handled for family pottering yet capable of offshore cruising/racing.  She has a modern exterior with nice lines, which are complemented by her spacious, traditional interior.  This particular boat has had two owners from new and has been in her present ownership for over thirty years, with light use from new.  Viewing strictly by appointment through Howard Ford Marine Sales.

Disclaimer

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.