Boat Details

Probably the best Trapper 300 on the market.
Aries is a very well equipped and clean example of this capable cruiser racer. She offer a good level of comfort matched with an excellent turn of speed. This particular model benefits from a new Yanmar 1GM10 inboard engine (2011), a teak laid cockpit, new Raymarine plotter (2014), new mainsail with pack-a-main system (2012), new autohelm (2009), new Lewmar self-tailing winches (2014) and much much more. Ashore at Sparkes Marina, Hayling Island for viewing.


Aries has been with her current owner since 1994 and used mainly within the Solent and the occasional trip across the channel to Brittany. She has been winterised ashore each year and very well cared for.

The owner has extensively upgraded the yacht, having spent well over £10,000.00 in the past 10-15 years.

Maintenance/refurb and inventory includes:

  • New standing rigging - 2001
  • New Yanmar 1GM10 inboard - 2011
  • New batteries - 2011/14
  • New autohelm ST2000 - 2008
  • Phillips stereo w/ipod driver - 2013
  • New Nexus (Garmin) log, depth and wind transducers - 2014
  • New Raymarine A7 touch screen plotter - 2014
  • New Silva S10 VHF integrated to GPS + cockpit speaker - 2006
  • New Garmin 128 - 2000
  • New mainsail w/pack-a-main, Arun sails - 2012
  • New genoa, Arun sails - 2001
  • Spinnaker (like new)
  • New Z-Spars boom - 2007
  • New Selden rod kicker - 2007
  • Spinnaker pole (needs new end fittings)
  • New stanchions and guardrails - 2002
  • New Lewmar triple clutches and deck organisers - 2007
  • New Lewmar single speed, self-tailing sheet winches - 2014
  • New sprayhood and spray dodgers -  2002
  • New Delta 6kg anchor + 15m chain and rope - 2006
  • Gelshield 200 epoxy system applied to hull - 1998
  • Hull sanded back to hull and new Gelshield system applied - 2009
  • New gelcoat topsides - 2010
  • New teak decks and cockpit grating - 2012
  • New Plastimo 2000 cooker/oven - 2012
  • New pressurised fresh water system and cockpit shower - 2012
  • New upholstery and foam in 2010

About the Trapper 300

Designed by Bruce Kirby of Laser fame, the prototype Fred Jr, was built in Vancouver for Dr George Wilkins and sailed to great effect in the Quarter Ton World Championships at Deauville in 1976.

Production was started at Cobbs Quay, Poole, England in 1976 by Anstey Brothers, soon to become Trapper Yachts, a member of the Granary Motor Group. The first boat appearing at the Southampton Boat Show that year.
The production boat was a faithfull copy of Fred Jr, although somewhat heavier, as a result of 'cruising' additions to accomodation.

In 1978 production  moved to Cabot Lane, Creekmoor, Poole, and eventually in early 1980's, hull moulding was put out to sub-contract, with Trapper Yachts now at Deacons Boatyard, Bursledon,  just finishing boats. By mid 1980's  Trapper Yachts at Bursledon were purely a sales operation for  completed boats, and they were eventually absorbed by Deacons.

Around 180 Trapper 300's of two interior versions were constructed, many being completed from kits. A considerable number of these 180 were sold in Poland, but some also went to USA and Hong Kong. 


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.

For a full, detailed specification and additional photographs visit our website at www.watersideboatsales.com


  • BuilderTrapper
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • Built1979
  • Price£8,950
  • Length8 m
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Beam1.5 m
  • Max Draft2.9 m
  • Engine 1
    • Make: Yanmar
    • Model: 1GM10
    • Year: 2011
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard

Contact Seller

Waterside Boat Sales
Sparkes Marina 38 Wittering Road Hayling Island PO11 9SR United Kingdom
View all boats from this seller Email Call02392 388884