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Trapper 300

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Boat REF# 157027
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.00m (26'3")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 7.5hp, Yanmar 1GM (1984)
Lying Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer Brian Kirby
Builder Northshore Yachts
Lying Isle of Wight
Last survey 01/05/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 7.5hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM (1984)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 folding
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 2.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 3 knots
Engine spares tick


LOA 8.00m (26'3")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Min 1.80m (5'11")
Draft Max 1.80m (5'11")
Displacement 2,400kg (5,292.0lbs)
Headroom 5.60m (18'4")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2003)


Discounts 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)
Spinnaker gear tick

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
for more information on the Trapper 300.
for footage of a very similar Trapper 300 sailing on the Shannon Estuary.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Survey was good and is available.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Gas pipes for cooker are still fitted, easy to convert back from spirit.

2 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
Radar Reflector tick

GPS Yoman sport.
Seame radar reflector Active.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR & Folding)
8.00m (26'3") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of warp
dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Date of last life raft service: 04-05-2009

Liferaft over due service.

Broker's Comments have the Trapper 300 for sale, built for racing made for sailing.
This very clean and very tidy boat has been looked after and really is ready to go.

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

This Trapper 300 has been personally photographed and viewed by Richard Knight of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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