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Trapper 300

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Boat REF# 170621
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.00m (26'3")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 8hp, Yanmar YSM 8 (1981)
Lying Plymouth


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Extra Details

Designer Bruce Kirby
Builder Trapper Yachts
Lying Plymouth
Fuel capacity 27.3 ltr (6.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 8hp
Engine make and model Yanmar YSM 8 (1981)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Engine had topend overhaul in 2009.


LOA 8.00m (26'3")
LWL 6.25m (20'6")
Beam 2.90m (9'6")
Draft Min 1.47m (4'10")
Draft Max 1.47m (4'10")
Displacement 2,000kg (4,410.0lbs)
Headroom 1.75m (5'9")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1981) with stainless steel standing rigging (2001)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Lake Sails - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail Momentum Sails - Hank on (2009)
Other sails Momentum No2 Headsail Modified by Swift Sails (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


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

With a draft of 1.5 meters this version has the standard keel. Some versions have a slightly deeper keel.
This example has been set up for single handed sailing with all lines running through clutches to the cockpit and with six winches are easily controlled. She could be used for either cruising or round the cans club racing.


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

A double V berth in the forepeak, a double in the saloon with the drop down table and a single quarter berth on the port side.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
5.00m (16'5") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick

Winter steel 3 part storage cradle.

Mostly Blakes seacocks fitted.

Webbing jackstays fitted.

Broker's Comments

A very nicely presented example of the popular Trapper 300 cruiser/racer. She appears to have been well maintained and both the decks and the interior are all clean and tidy.
The Trapper 300s were all built as dual-purpose cruiser-racers. In total about 180 were built by Trapper Yachts of Poole and in common with most other quarter-tonners of the period, the Trapper has a wide beam and very flared topsides, giving a lot of power to windward if you put crew weight outboard on the rail. Nevertheless, she has enough ballast to be sailed efficiently without racing-style crew placement. I have read that at least one has been sailed transatlantic with a crew including three children!
The design is said to be fast to windward, and not slow off the wind. In May 2009 Practical Boat Owner reviewed the class, and reported that the boats were ".... light on the helm and delightfully responsive; one of the few boats that you want to sail for the pure fun of sailing."

So if you want to cruise or sail with a good turn of speed in a very modestly priced yacht, then this example is definitely worth your attention.

To be re-launched 5th April 2014.

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 Stephen Grimshaw of Boatshed Plymouth. 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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