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  • Manufacturer: Trapper
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1981
  • LOA: 28'0" (8.53m)
  • Beam: 9' 2'' (2.80m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.68
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 1010937
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 50 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 2GM 20
  • Horsepower: 18hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 25 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5 knots
  • Top Speed: 6 Knots

Broker Remarks

This Trapper 501 is a fine example of a good sized family cruiser from Trapper Yachts Ltd, the current owner is a huge sailing enthusiast and it shows judging from the condition of the yacht, she is immaculate, this Trapper 501 has a large inventory with numerous spares and useful kit. The Trapper 501 has been epoxied below the waterline; her topsides are in excellent condition as well. The current owner has had regular engine services, and a new cutlass bearing in 2012, this season he has also added a new shaft, along with a two blade folding propeller.
Other upgrades during 2013 include a new Facnor headsail furling system including new forestay, she has also had a new backstay and new genoa from Ullman sails.This Trapper 501 has real quality she is certainly worth viewing!


Sleeps 6 in 2 cabins including saloon
Double berth in forecabin and foam topper
Saloon with dinette arrangement converting to a double berth
Single berth to starboard opposite dinette
Single quarter berth to port
Aft facing sliding chart table

Plastimo Neptune 2000, two burner hob grill and oven
Two x stainless steel sinks with foot pump operated cold water
Deep icebox
Ample storage for provisions

Separate heads compartment
Jabsco sea toilet (new 2011)
Hand basin with foot pump operated cold water

Mechanical and Rigging

Designed by Cuthbertson and Cassian
Built by Trapper yachts, and hull moulding by Northshore in 1981
GRP hull, decks and superstructure
Iron fin keel with a spade rudder


Yanmar 2GM20 18hp diesel engine (winterized and de-winterized each season, as well as a serviced)
Shaft driven (new shaft 2013)
Single lever engine controls (new 2013)
Two blade folding propeller (new 2013)
New cutlass bearing 2013
A host of spares

Two x 12V batteries charged by alternator
Trickle feed solar panel battery charger
DC-AC 300W invertor

Fuel capacity 25 litres (6 gallons)
Water capacity 50 litres (12 gallons)

Water system:
Manually operated fresh cold water

Aluminium deck stepped aluminium mast
Aluminium silver anodised boom & spinnaker pole
Stainless steel standing rigging (New backstay and forestay 2013)
Facnor headsail furling gear (2013)
Slab reefing
Lazyjack system
Emergency kicker system

Deck Gear:
Lewmar #30 self-tailing, two speed primary winches
Lewmar #8 two speed secondary winches

Genoa (New 2013 Ullman sails)
Fully battened mainsail 
Cruising chute


Navigation Aids:
Clipper depth (new 2011)
Clipper Log (new 2011)
Clipper Wind (new 2011)
Autohelm ST1000
Garmin GPS 65
Garmin GPS 72 hand held compass & bracket
Navico RT 6500 VHF radio
Communication Aerials emergency VHF antenna
SX-micro 90 hand held VHF radio
Contest steering compass
Various paper charts

Ground Tackle:
Two x plough anchors 
30m chain and 30m warp
Mooring cleats

Safety Equipment:
Four man Seago canister liferaft and cradle (new 2013)
Two x Seago lifejackets
Three x lifelines
Safety harness
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Parah Tech delta drogue
Plastimo emergency navigation lights
Flares & orange smoke signal
Fog horn
Manual & electric bilge pumps
Two x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

General Inventory:
Boom cover
Cockpit dodgers
Cockpit cushions
Spare Perspex washboard
Seago 2.3m tender, oars, pump & repair kit
Mariner 2.5hp outboard engine
Bosuns chair
Various fenders and warps
Boat hook
Deck brush
Spare water carrier
Three x winch handles
Silva Lite Tech Marine Binoculars
Ships clock, barometer & gimballed brass lamp
JVC radio CD player
Kenwood speakers

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