Trapper 300 for sale | 8.00m (26'3") | 1984 | 1x diesel 7.5hp | GRP Construction | Fin underwater profile | 5 berths | Boat REF# 157027
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Isle of Wight
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
|Engine||1 x Diesel 7.5hp|
|Engine make and model||Yanmar 1GM (1984)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
|Cruising speed (approx)||2.5 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||3 knots|
|Draft Min||1.80m (5'11")|
|Draft Max||1.80m (5'11")|
Rig10% discount on rigging
Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2003)
SailsDiscounts available from our Preferred Partners
|Mainsail||Hood - Slab (unknown year)|
|Headsail||Hood Vectron Reinforced - Furling (unknown year)|
|Other sails||No2 Genoa (unknown year)|
|No3 Genoa (unknown year)|
|Storm Sail (unknown year)|
|Jib (unknown year)|
|Spinnacker (unknown year)|
|Cruising Shoot (2007)|
Exceptionally clean and well maintained example of this well-respected boat, built in 1984, which is ready to sail away immediately. The current owners have cruised in this Trapper 300 for the past 12 years, and during that time renewals have included: mast (Selden), genoa (Hood, Vectron), standing rigging, running rigging, rudder stock and bearings, windows, guardrails, stern gland, cutlass bearing, washboards (acrylic), all cushions, additional cushions to extend forecabin sleeping accommodation, cockpit sole inspection hatch (Bowmar), cooker, VHF, DSC, GPS (Garmin), SeaMe active radar enhancer, headsail furling gear (Furlex), cruising shute (Doyle), mainsail cover, sun awning, cockpit cover, Yeoman navigation system, conversion to 2 battery system with battery switch and charging optimising system. Additional improvements have included: all woodwork below decks sanded and re-varnished, mainsheet and genoa tracks re-bedded, stancions re-bedded with custom stainless steel sole plates, grabrails re-bedded, improved stainless steel forehatch handle fitted. Full professional epoxy treatment to hull by previous owner. Recent survey (June 2010) available on request.
The Trapper 300 was described as, 'A fast fun cruiser for less than £10000' in a recent (May 2009) review in Practical Boat Owner. Other extracts from the review, by David Harding, include: 'If you want a sporty and affordable second-hand 26-footer that also makes a great family cruiser, the Trapper 300 deserves some serious attention'; 'I have watched and photographed Trapper 300s racing and never seen them struggling. In fact they have always appeared to be well mannered even without large crews'; '..there's no denying that the Trapper 300 is a lot of fun to sail.'; 'She was light on the helm and delightfully responsive; one of all too few boats you want to sail for the pure fun of sailing.'; 'Despite her racy pedigree the Trapper appeals to people with no racing background who want a fast, inexpensive and well-mannered cruiser as well as to those who enjoy competitive sailing.'
There is an active owners association.
See their website http://www.trapperyachts.org.uk/
for more information on the Trapper 300.
for footage of a very similar Trapper 300 sailing on the Shannon Estuary.
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power
Construction10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Survey was good and is available.
|Total # of berths||5|
|No. of double berths||2|
|No. of single berths||1|
|Heads||1 heads (Sea Toilet)|
|Manual water system|
Gas pipes for cooker are still fitted, easy to convert back from spirit.
2 burner spirit cooker
|VHF DSC radio|
GPS Yoman sport.
Seame radar reflector Active.
2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
(CQR & Folding)
8.00m (26'3") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of warp
dinghy (unknown year)
Safety Equipment10% Discount on courses
2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)
Date of last life raft service: 04-05-2009
Liferaft over due service.