Trapper 501 for sale

Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom

Listed price £11,250 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Trapper 501
Used sail boat for sale
$13,704 USD | Listed price £11,250 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Length overall
Length waterline
2.59 tons (U.S.)
Bilge Keel
Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom

About this Trapper 501


Remarks :
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. Live video viewings also available upon request.
Accommodation :
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.
Inventory :

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 separate deck mounted Ariel.
  • VHF handheld (Cobra floating)
  • GPS/Fishfinder/Sonar, Raymarine Dragonfly mounted in th cockpit
  • Chartplotter - Standard Horizon with AIS in the cabin with an extension 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

Mechanical :
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.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Network Yacht Brokers Kent

Network Yacht Brokers Kent Clarke & Carter Interyacht (Kent) Ltd Chatham Maritime Marina Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent ME4 4LP
United Kingdom
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