Trapper 501 for sale

Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Listed price £11,250 GBP

General information
Trapper 501
Used sail boat for sale
$14,063 USD | Listed price £11,250 GBP
Name of boat
Spooky II
Cuthbert & Cassian
Length overall
Length waterline
2.59 tons (U.S.)
Ramsgate, United Kingdom

About this Trapper 501


1984 Trapper 501 Bilge Keel £11,250
This Trapper 501 Bilge Keel has been fully refitted between 2017 and 2019, fully upgraded and is in very good condition for her year. “Spooky II” had a new engine in 2018 with just 50 hours and many upgrades. An already well-proven and highly regarded design. A 2016 survey report is available on request.

Please call our Kent – Chatham Office+44 (0)1634 571605 for further information or to arrange a live video viewing.



The Trapper 501 offers 6 berths in 2 cabins with approx. 5'11" max. headroom. The Forepeak has a V berth and stowage areas with lift out bins. 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 2-burner gas stove with grill and oven, double galley sinks, manually pumped cold water supply. Original velour upholstery. A charcoal heating system. Large cockpit with large storage.

Sails and Spars

Masthead rigged Bermudian sloop. Deck stepped silver anodised aluminium mast and boom. Spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging (2011). Inner forestay, Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks. New Seden headsail furling system 2019.


2 x Sheet winches

2 x Halyard winches

1 x Other winch


1 x Mainsail (year unknown fully battened very good condition, last valeted 2018)

1 x Genoa (year unknown, recut 2018)

1 x Cruising chute (2019 North, never used)

Mechanical Systems

Located under the companionway, Beta Marine 3-cylinder 20hp diesel engine new 2018 with 90 hours as at May 2020. The engine has an extended warranty complete with new techno drive, new Morse control, instrument panel and wiring loom. Shaft drive to fixed 3-bladed propeller. Freshwater cooled. 57-litre stainless steel fuel tank. Cruising speed of 6 knots with a maximum speed of 7.5knots. Last out of the water for maintenance in November 2019 when the cutlass bearing was replaced and the hull antifouled.


Electrical System

3 x 12-volt batteries (1x engine 75Ah 2017, 2 x domestic 100AH 2018) charging from alternator, and 3 separate solar panels one for each battery.

Deck Equipment

  • Anchor CQR
  • Kedge (Danforth)
  • Chain/Warp 20/20m
  • Mainsail cover
  • Sprayhood
  • Cockpit dodgers, named
  • Halyard bags
  • Boarding ladder
  • Dinghy (Achilles 6 person inflatable)
  • Cockpit cushions.

Navigation Equipment

  • Compass (Contest)
  • Depth (Raymarine TackTick)
  • Speed/Log (Raymarine TackTick)
  • Windspeed/Direction
  • VHF Radio with AIS Standard Horizon new 2018
  • Emergency standby VHF Radio with its own AIS with seperate deck mounted Ariel.
  • VHF handheld (Cobra floating)
  • GPS/Fishfinder/Sonar, Raymarine Dragonflymounted in th cockpit
  • Chartplotter - Standard Horizon with AIS in the cabin with an extention in the cockpit.
  • Autopilot (Autohelm)
  • Windvane self-steering (Light Pacific 2018)
  • Electronic charts (South coast and Europe)
  • Paper charts (Southeast coast)
  • Clock/Barometer

Safety Equipment

  • 1 x Fire extinguisher
  • Engine room fire extinguisher
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • Jackstays
  • 2 x Cockpit harness points
  • 4 x Harnesses
  • 4 x Lifejackets
  • Spotlight
  • Liferaft (Sea Marine 6 person, requires service)
  • Bilge pump (manual)


Cast Iron bilge keel with tiller steering

Works Completed 2017 to 2019

By Chris Hardman at Falmouth Marina
Hull lifted, twin keels blasted and re-epoxied
Rudder peeled to metal core and rebuilt with international gel shield epoxy
Hull peeled back to the core below waterline dried over 6 months with constant fresh water washing to remove toxins.
6 coats of international gel shield and hand sanded to a fine as new finish
Topsides polished and treated with ultraviolet light protector

Mechanical and Electrical by Ramsgate Marina Beta main dealer.



Original engine removed and disposed of, s/s fuel tank refurbished and treated to improve flow, old water filter replaced with new updated system capable of rodding from inside, all cocks, skin fixings, mounts replaced, new 500fg fuel filter and water separator fitted, new exhaust system fitted, new shaft glands fitted, new beta marine 20hp engine installed with extended warranty (2018). Complete with new Technodrive
New Morse control, instrument panel and wiring loom.
2 new deep cycle batteries giving 170Ah
1 new starting battery
New 3 way positive cut off switch



Navigation and electronics

Cockpit mounted ray marine dragon fly sat nav, echo sounder, fish finder and sonar.
3 flexible deck mounted solar battery chargers (1 for each battery) installed professionally.
Existing M-tech vhf radio and ais refitted with deck mounted aerial for emergency use.
New standard horizon matrix vhf and ais receiver fitted linked to standard horizon vhf and ais cockpit remote
Interfaced to existing standard horizon cp 180 nav table mounted.
Cobra HH88 handheld vhf-floating with engine charging point
Gas alarm refurbished
Battery maintenance charger
Extensive range of 2019 charts
New halyard bags and tender cover and deck canvas
New Furlex roller furling gear professionally fitted
New north cruising chute
4 new life jackets and life harness lines
Windvane self-steering gear

Total Refit Cost in excess of £20,000


History and Construction

This Trapper 501 was built by Trapper Yachts in 1983. Owned by the current owner since 2017 selling due to ill health only two previous owners. White GRP hull and decks with moulded non-slip surfaces. Under water hull epoxied 2017. Cast iron bilge keels. Tiller steering to spade rudder. Self-draining cockpit. Teak grating to cockpit floor and seating. 

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RYA Training

Clarke & Carter Kent, through its strategic alliance with Elite Sailing, an accredited RYA training centre, can offer Professional and Leisure qualifications at every level from beginners’ to very experienced for both sail or power. This includes from RYA Day Skipper to RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, Offshore and Ocean qualifications giving you a chance to begin, improve or broaden your knowledge and boat handling skills on its fleet of Jeanneau Yachts and various Motorboats. Elite Sailing are also able to offer RYA DSC VHF Radio, First Aid, and Diesel Maintenance courses as well as one to one own boat tuition. Please call Elite Sailing on 01634 890512 to discuss your specific training needs. Please quote promotional code CCK1 when calling to receive details of their exclusive offers to Clarke & Carter Customers.   

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.

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1 x Beta 20
Fuel capacity
15 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
9 mph
Cruising speed
7 mph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Kent

Mr Peter Norris
Chatham Maritime Marina Leviathan Way
United Kingdom
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