Auction Boat Details

Trapper 501 Bilge Keel Cruiser

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Trapper 501 Bilge Keel Cruiser

With new Garmin GPS Plotter
Final Bid
  • Boat REF#  ·  307462
  • Length  ·  8.53m
  • Year  ·  1984
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 13hp, Yanmar 2GM (1984)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Builder Trapper Yachts Ltd
Lying Essex
Water capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 13hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM (1984)
Engine Hours engine1= Unknown
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade (New in 2020)
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Cutlass bearing (2020)


Length 8.53m
LWL 6.70m
Beam 2.80m
Draft Min 1.45m
Draft Max 1.45m
Displacement 2,721kg (5,999.8lbs)
Headroom 1.52m
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 1 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

New diesel heater to be fitted

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

New diesel heater to be fitted

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
Anchor chain

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

NEW Garmin Chartplotter & GPS

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Described as a popular all rounder, well balanced and easy to handle. The Trapper 501 is an ideal weekend cruiser perfect for coastal cruising.

The yacht appears to be well maintained and cared for. During her current ownership she has benefited from:

- A new propeller, fitted in 2020
- A new Auto helm
- New NASA Depth gauge
- New Garmin GPS & Chartplotter
- Handheld VHF
- Solar panel
- 2x 240V output inverter
- Sprayhood metal framework

For more details or to arrange a personal inspection please contact a member of the Boatshed Essex team.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Trapper 501 Bilge Keel Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Mark Coles of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

2 Years

Why are you selling her?

Change of circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

Essex coast and UK Waters

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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