1977, fin, much updated including Beta 13.5hp diesel in 2005, recent sails, stackpack and furling, nice clean boat with roomy cabin, Trappers have a great reputation for sailing too!
Built in 1977, fin keel, masthead Bermudan sloop rig, self draining aft cockpit with tiller steering, 6 berth internal layout in 2 cabins, GRP construction with red topsides and white superstructure.
Anstey Yachts, hull number 252.
LOA 27' 4" (8.3m)
Beam 9' 2" (2.8m)
LWL 22’2” (6.8m)
Draft 4' 10" (1.45m)
Displacement 5,200lbs (2360 kgs)
Slab reefing mainsail (2015, Jeckells, nearly new condition). Stackpack mainsail cover and lazyjacks. Genoa roller reefing system (2015) with furling genoa (Jeckells, 2015, nearly new condition). Spare mainsail Parker & Kay, approx 2001). Radial spinnaker. Kemp anodised mast, boom and spinnaker pole, all lines led aft to cockpit, 6mm stainless steel standing rigging, lowers replaced in 2002 and all other shrouds, forestay/backstay replaced in 2007.
Beta 13.5HP 2 cylinder inboard diesel installed by Beta agent in 2005. Freshwater heat exchanger. 5 gallon fuel tank with a consumption per hour of around 1.2 litres at a cruising speed of about 5 knots, alternator charging to 2 x 12 volt batteries (2014, quality deep cycle), 3 blade fixed propeller with shaft drive. Current engine hours approx 750. Engine serviced annually.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, blue sprayhood and spraydodgers (Wilkinson’s, 2004), blue cockpit canopy, stainless steel boarding ladder fixed on transom, tiller, spinnaker pole, 2 sheet winches, 2 halyard winches, outboard bracket on pushpit, 25lb CQR main anchor with 36m chain plus anchor warp, Danforth 10lb kedge anchor with 5m chain and 25m warp, boat hook, tiller extension, mast ladder (fits mast track), mooring warps and approx 7 fenders.
2 Contest 130 bulkhead compasses, NASA Clipper digital echo sounder, log, windspeed and direction plus battery condition, Windex at masthead, new Navico RT-550 DSC/VHF radio, Autohelm 800 tiller pilot, Garmin 128 GPS, Standard Horizon Chart Plotter and AIS receiver, radar reflector, barometer, navigation lights, steaming light, tri colour masthead light.
Jackstay lifelines on side decks, inflatable danbuoy, lifebuoy, 3 fire extinguishers, fire blanket, emergency hand held aerial, manual bilge pump.
Her galley has a recent Plastimo Neptune stainless steel gas cooker with 2 burners and grill, various pots, pans, cutlery and crockery, water supply to sink from 6 gallon fixed water tank. Stainless steel water tank. Her separate heads compartment has a modern jabsco marine toilet and washbasin. Blue fabric upholstery. Curtains. 2 x gas cylinders in separate venting locker in cockpit.
There are 6 berths including 2 “V” berths in the forward cabin with infill to make to double, her saloon table folds to a double berth with single quarter berth opposite and single berth aft of the chart table to port. Her galley is to starboard.
After sailing “Florence” for 5 years, her owner is reluctantly moving on. He describes her as a perfect first yacht, a good all round cruiser/racer with a surprising turn of speed and a reputation for being a sturdy sea boat. She has been well maintained and has an excellent and very reliable Beta 13.5 HP engine installed new by a Beta Marine Agent in 2005. She is a very dry boat and is ready to go!