Trapper TS240

£3,750.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  305763
  • Length  ·  7.67m
  • Year  ·  1981
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x gas 2 stroke 10hp, Mercury 10 saildrive (1995)
  • Lying  ·  North Wales
Boatshed North Wales
Boatshed North Wales
Chris Tindall

Extra Details

Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Trapper Yachts
Lying North Wales
Fuel capacity 23.0 ltr (5.1 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x gas 2 stroke 10hp
Engine make and model Mercury 10 saildrive (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive outboard
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Engine can be removed from well and a filler panel fitted for sailing when required.


Length 7.67m
LWL 5.94m
Beam 2.80m
Draft Min 0.40m
Draft Max 1.68m
Displacement 1,200kg (2,646.0lbs)
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1981) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1998)


Reefing mainsail JKA - Slab (1996) 3 Reefs
Headsail JKA - Furling (1996)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Blade jib (unknown year)
Working jib (unknown year)
No.2 jib (unknown year)
Original mainsail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Replacement mainsail and genoa by JKA Pwllheli. Original sails in serviceable condition are included.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 1 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hull treated with International 'Gelshield' epoxy coating.
Keel lift attachment replaced with stainless steel box and guide rollers. This upgrade replaces the mild steel keelbox and prevents the common problem of corrosion and possible failure of the assembly.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Heads and galley cleverly concealed to maximise internal space.

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

Heads and galley cleverly concealed to maximise internal space.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Bruce and Danforth)
6.00m of chain
5.00m of rode
Cockpit cushions included.

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Autohelm 1000 autopilot.
NASA Clipper Duet log/depth fitted 2021.

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Trapper TS240, designed by Ed Dubois. His design really ticked all the boxes with PBO giving her rave reviews when first launched onto the market.

She has a deep and heavy vertical lifting bulb keel with hydraulic lift, making her ideal for exploring and being able to use shallow moorings - with the keel retracted she floats in 12" of water!

The 10hp outboard is located in the cockpit well and with the furling genoa and all lines led to the cockpit she would be perfect for short handed sailing, She will ghost along in the lightest breeze and can be a handy club racer in the right hands with her exceptional performance to windward.

There are lots of practical home comforts below decks, with a good cooker and sink with tap and water storage, all set up in a clever system that allows the owner to slide the galley aft into the quarter berth giving more saloon room. There is even a proper sea toilet.

She looks to have been well maintained and there is a good history file to back this up. Ideal if you're looking for a first family cruiser or moving up from a dinghy!

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

This Trapper TS240 has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Tindall of Boatshed North Wales. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

23 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of plans, family commitments.

Where have you sailed her?

North Wales coast

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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