The Trapper 500 is a popular and highly regarded cruising yacht offering sparkling performance, good accommodation and many excellent features such as moulded head linings. 'Lady Pickle' has been regularly maintained and upgraded including a replacement engine and is presented in good condition for her age with an impressive inventory.
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6 berths in 2 cabins with approx. 5'10" max. headroom. Forepeak with V berth and stowage areas. Heads compartment to port with marine toilet, wash basin, storage cupboard and further stowage opposite. Saloon with a dinette to port which can convert to form a double berth, settee berth to starboard and ample lockers. Quarter berth aft to port with sliding chart table. Galley aft to starboard consisting of a Plastimo Neptune 4500 2-burner gas stove (new 2013) with grill and oven, galley sink, manually pumped cold water supply and stowage. Carpets and curtains.
Located under companionway, Yanmar 2GM20 2-cylinder 18hp diesel engine (new circa 2002). Sea water cooled. Single level control with electric start. Shaft drive to fixed 3-bladed propeller.
The engine has been serviced annually by both the current and previous owner and appears to be in very good condition. A new engine control panel was installed in 2011 and in 2014 the stern gland was overhauled and a a new coupling fitted.
2 x 12v Batteries (both new 2011/12) charged via engine alternator. Shorepower system with RCD breaker socket and ring mains. Solar panel. NASA BM-1 battery monitoring system. Full cabin lighting.
Masthead rigged sloop. Kemp silver anodised aluminium mast and boom. Spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging (believed new 2007/8). Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail with two reefs and single line reefing fitted 2010. Mainsheet traveller (new 2010). Genoa tracks and cars (new 2011). Headsail furling system. 2 x Lewmar sheet winches. 2 x Halyard winches.
Trapper 500 built by Trapper Yachts in 1977. Blue painted (professionally resprayed in 2012) GRP hull with white superstructure and decks with blue painted non-slip surfaces. Cast iron fin keel. Tiller steering to spade rudder. Self draining cockpit.
Lady Pickle has been well maintained and benefits from regular maintenance work and upgrading in recent years. In 2011 she had a new water tank fitted, replacement side windows, new water pipes and heads hoses fitted and all seacocks serviced/replaced where necessary. Apart from the professionally resprayed topsides she also had the rudder rebuilt and refurbished in 2012 and a new cutlass bearing. Her gas system was renewed and a new cooker fitted in 2013, and a new bow roller fitted in 2014.
The company normally acts as broker 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.