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Sold – 27ft. TRAPPER 500 CRUISER/RACING YACHT built 1979 – GRP moulded hull & decks – Lying: Dorset



27ft. TRAPPER 500 CRUISER/RACER designed by C & C Yachts and built in 1979/80 by Anstey Yachts, Poole, Dorset


“A particularly good example of this popular production cruiser well maintained in experience ownership. Advancing years of the owner dictate a sale, therefore, offered pretty well ready to sail this season”


Boat Details

Overall Length: 27ft 3ins
Waterline: 22ft 4ins
Beam: 9ft 4ins
Draught: 5ft
Displacement: 8 Tons TM
Engine: 8hp Yanmar Diesel
Berths: Four/Six Berths
Sail: Masthead Bermudian Rig
Designer: C & C Yachts
Builder: Anstey Yachts, Poole
Year Built: 1979
Location: Dorset


The highly successful Trapper 500 is a design collaboration of George Cuthbertson and George Cassian, later known as C & C Yachts. In 1970 Anstey Yachts Ltd and the well known Deacon Boatyard in Poole amalgamated to become Trapper Yachts, producing a range of production boats of various sizes. The Trapper 500 was introduced in 1977 and over a ten year period, 600 examples were produced at the Poole boatyard.

Review the design Yachting Monthly quoted…..

“a popular all-rounder, well balanced and easy to handle, yet capable of offshore cruising and even gentle racing”

IOLE, Trapper 500 number 422 was built in 1979 and launched in 1980. She features the standard fin-keel,  iron ballasted with 2,512lbs. Fully reversible spade rudder, useful to protect the outboard rudder when on moorings.

Moulded hull and decks, raked bow, elliptical transom stern.

Comfortable and attractive, well-fitted interior, afforded by the generous beam with six berths in a largely open-plan layout. Well presented in the current knowledgeable and careful ownership, with original mahogany joinery throughout and teak cabin sole.

Fore Cabin: Berths to port and starboard, fore hatch, chain locker, new Jabsco marine heads in a large area with sliding wash-basin with a water pump.

Saloon: Settee berth to starboard, dinette double berth to port and port quarter berth, good upholstery.

Galley: To starboard quarter with Flavel gas oven and hob, double stainless steel sink, built-in ice box, crockery lockers, two fire extinguishers. Freshwater tank.

Companionway steps to:

Aft Cockpit: locker seats, tiller steering, stern lazarette, new Whale bilge pump.


Deck stepped alloy mast, alloy boom, roller and slab reefing mainsail. Stainless steel standing rigging. Four terylene Crusader sails. New genoa.

8hp YANMAR YSE DIESEL ENGINE – serviced 2017.

Two blade propeller, four-gallon fuel tank, two batteries (one new 2017)


  • Neptune 100 GPS
  • VHF Radio
  • Nasa Sounder (new)
  • Nasa Log (new)
  • Ray Marine Auto Pilot
  • Compass
  • CQR Bower Anchor and chain
  • Kedge Anchor
  • Two Life Jackets
  • Selection of tools, deck brushes, boat hooks, hose etc..
  • Warps & Fenders, two gas cylinders, fuel cans, sea cock grease spanners


The vessel is equipped with all gear necessary to go to sea and is in good clean condition ashore in her own cradle. The engine has been well looked after and is very reliable and economical.

Inspection Recommended.

Owner supplied images

GUIDE: Sold – February 2019

LYING: Dorset