The Trapper 500 is a popular and highly regarded cruising yacht offering sparkling performance, good accommodation and many excellent features such as moulded head linings. 'Booby Trap' has been regularly maintained and upgraded including a replacement engine and is presented in good condition for her age with an impressive inventory including radar, GPS plotter, liferaft and more.
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5 berths in 2 cabins with approx. 5'10" max. headroom. Forepeak with V berth and stowage areas. Heads compartment to port with marine toilet, wash basin, storage cupboard and further stowage opposite. Saloon with a dinette to port which can convert to form a double berth, settee to starboard and ample lockers. Quarter berth aft to port with sliding chart table. Galley aft to starboard consisting of a two burner gas stove with grill, galley sink, built in 12v coolbox, pressurised pumped cold water supply and stowage. Carpets and curtains. Recent water-resistant cushions in blue throughout.
Located under companionway, Beta 14 2-cylinder 14hp diesel engine (new 2008). Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Single level control with electric start. Shaft drive to fixed 3-bladed propeller.
The engine has been serviced annually by both the current owner and local marine specialist. It appears to be in very good cosmetic condition and has proven very reliable under current ownership. The last service was in 2018 and the cutlass bearing was replaced in 2017.
2 x 12 volt Batteries charged via engine alternator and 12 volt battery charger. 240v Shorepower system with inline circuit breaker .Electrical distribution panel. Full cabin lighting.
Masthead rigged sloop. Kemp silver anodised aluminium mast and boom. Spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. Genoa tracks and cars. Headsail furling system. 2 x two speed self-tailing primary winches. 2 x secondary winches. 2 x halyard winches to coachroof and a single mast mounted halyard winch.
Trapper 500 built by Trapper Yachts in 1978. Cream GRP hull with cream superstructure and decks with blue painted non-slip surfaces. Cast iron fin keel. Tiller steering to spade rudder. Self draining cockpit. Hull epoxied.
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.