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  • Manufacturer: Trapper
  • Location: Chatham
  • Year: 1980
  • LOA: 28'0" (8.53m)
  • Beam: 9' 2'' (2.79m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.32
  • Keel: Bilge Keel
  • ID no.: 38173
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 50 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar YSM
  • Horsepower: 8hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Cruise Speed: 5
  • Top Speed: 6.5

Broker Remarks

1980 Trapper 501 £8,995
This Trapper 501, bilge keel version has been well maintained, updated and is in good condition for her year. 'Silvana' had an engine overhaul in 2018, new standing rigging in 2000, new running rigging in 2018, new windows, new electronics in 2017, new upholstery in 2018 and new diesel cabin heating in 2018. The Trapper 501 replaced the popular Trapper 500 and offers improved accommodation on an already well proven and highly regarded design. This is a great starter boat and is being sold as the owners want to move up to a larger yacht. 2014 Survey available upon request. All works identified in the survey have been completed.



The Trapper 501 offers six berths in 2 cabins with approx. 5'11" max. Headroom. The Forepeak has a V berth and storage areas. The Heads compartment is located between the saloon and forepeak with a Jabsco marine toilet, sliding wash basin and stowage opposite.

Saloon with a dinette to port converts to form a double berth, settee berth to starboard and ample lockers. There is a Quarter berth aft to port with sliding chart table above.  The Galley aft to starboard consisting of a Favel Vanessa 2-burner gas stove with grill and oven, double galley sinks, electrically pumped cold water supply 50 Litre tank and a cool box. Upholstery is silver and was new in 2018. A new Eberspacher D2 Airtronic diesel heating system was fitted in 2018. New windows and hatches were also fitted in 2018

Large cockpit with storage space.

Mechanical and Rigging

Mechanical Systems

Located under companionway, Yanmar YSM , 8HP diesel engine completely overhauled in 2018 including new exhuast manifold and elbow, new starter motor, new engine mounts, rebuilt water pump and full service Shaft drive to a fixed 3-bladed propeller. Seawater cooled. Single level control with electric start. Engine serviced annually.  Stainless steel 70L fuel tank giving a range of approx. 175n.m. Cruising speed of 5 knots with a maximum speed of 6.5knots.

Electrical Systems

3 x 12 volt batteries (1 x engine 110AH 2018 + 2 x domestic 110AH 2018) charging from alternator and 240v battery charger - new 2018. New 240v shore power system with ring main and fuse box fitted in 2018.

Sails and Spars

Masthead rigged sloop. Deck stepped Proctor silver anodized aluminum mast and boom (both 1980).  Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2000). Inner forestay, Terylene running rigging (all replaced 2018). Roller reefing mainsail. Pro-furl headsail furling system.


  • 2 x Lewmar 30 sheet winches
  • 1 x Lewmar 8 halyard winches


  • Mainsail - Dacron, condition good, last professionally valeted 2017
  • Genoa – Dacron, condition good, last professionally valeted 2017 when a new UV strip was fitted 


Deck Equipment
  • 1 x Bruce 20kg with 35m of 8mm chain
  • Anchor Windlass - Manual
  • Sailcover – Dark Navy - new 2016
  • Sprayhood – Dark Navy - new 2016
  • Fixed swim ladder – stainless steel
  • 6 x Mooring warps
  • 4 x Fenders
  • Inflatable dinghy and 2.5HP Honda outboard avilableby seperate negotiation.
Navigation Equipment
  • VHF DSC - Raymarine new 2017
  • Echo Sounder NASA - new 2017
  • Log - NASA - new 2017
  • Windspeed - NASA - new 2017
  • Compass
  • Autopilot - Raymarine 1000 tiller pilot new 2017
  • GPS - Garmin - new 2018
  • Chartplotter - Raymarine with Navionics charts new 2018
  • Navtex - NASA new 2017
  • Navigation lights
  • Masthead Tricolour
  • Clock & Barometer

All electronics were rewired and new antena fitted in 2018.

Safety Equipment
  • 2 x Fire Extinguishers
  • 1 x Fire Blanket
  • CO2 Detector
  • Smoke Alarm
  • 2 x Webbing jackstays
  • 2 x Lifejackets
  • Deck Light
  • Radar reflector
  • 2 x Cockpit Harness eyes
  • Liferaft - Plastimo 4 man - needs a service
  • Lifebuoy
  • 1 x Manual bilge pump
  • 1 x Electric bilge pump

Cast Iron bilge keels with tiller steering

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