This is the January 1978 Standard and Kit Boat Specification (appears to be Mk2)

Complete Boat   -   Kit Boat


The Trapper 300 was designed as a fast cruising yacht by Bruce Kirby of ‘Laser’ fame. To date over 100 have been built and can be seen sailing, not only in Europe, but also in Hong Kong, the U.S.A. and even behind the Iron Curtain.

Her fine lines attract the yachtsman who appreciates the best in modern design for she is without doubt a beautiful yacht, yet her sleek looks belie her spacious accommodation, with standing headroom for most people.


The hull and deck mouldings are constructed of glass reinforced polyester, hand laid by our Moulding Division and consist of woven rovings and chopped fibre-glass mat incorporating high grade marine polyester resin calculated to give the best strength/weight ratio. The standard colour is white, but a coloured stripe can be moulded in as an extra. The underwater surfaces are painted with a high quality anti-fouling.


The deck and coachroof is reinforced with balsa core and plywood stiffening, and incorporates a moulded non-slip finish, a bow anchor well and deep cockpit locker for sails or dinghy. Other features include gas bottle stowage with drain, self draining cockpit and translucent flush fitting forehatch.

KEEL (Fin)

2028 lbs. (920 kgs.) cast iron through bolted to the hull with 20 mm diameter stainless steel (SIS) studs and plates. A special lead keel can be supplied as an extra. 


The spade rudder gives excellent directional control under sail or power. The stock is 35 mm sold S/S bar encapsulated inside the strongly constructed GRP blade. The tiller head fitting, bearings and collar are heavy S/S and bronze castings for confidence in severe weather.


The accommodation is based on two fibreglass modules which are bonded to the hull for massive strength. A headliner forming a double skin is fitted throughout to resist condensation and noise.

The forward cabin has a double berth with stowage beneath and shelves port and starboard. The heads area can be completely enclosed with the marine toilet and wet hanging locker to starboard, dry hanging locker to port.

The saloon has a dinette to starboard with ample deep bins and lockers for stowage.

To port, the galley includes a deep sink, gimballed gas cooker with grill, extensive working surfaces, cupboards, cutlery drawer and large lockers, including a waste disposal bin. A deck mounted flexible ventilator is installed overhead. An ice box is located under the quarter berth.

The navigator enjoys a permanent chart table which includes chart stowage below, and ample space for instrument mounting and navigation equipment.


Sleeps five people comfortably, two in the forecabin, a double in the main saloon and a quarter berth. All berths have 3" deep foam cushions covered with synthetic water resistant fabric.


All interior and exterior teak surfaces are lightly oiled to a matt silky finish. The hardwood tiller is varnished.


Anodised aluminium toerail. S/S pushpit and pulpit. Aluminium stemhead fitting incorporating bow roller. Aluminium stanchions, mooring cleats and fairleads. Mainsheet track, slider and stops. Two Lewmar 16a two speed sheet winches with cleats, two Lewmar 6a halyard winches with cleats. Alloy genoa tracks and sliders. Winch handle. Bilge pump and handle.


Anodised aluminium mast with streamlined spreaders, spinnaker pole track and pole fitting. Anodised aluminium boom with hooks and clam cleats for slab reefing. 5 mm 1 x 19 S/S wire rigging with swaged terminals. Main and genoa halyards of S/S wire with terylene tails, terylene genoa and main sheets and burgee halyard.


55 amp. hr. 12v Battery. Fused switch panel and battery isolating switch. Six interior lights. Bi-colour port and starboard and stern light to international standards. Steaming light standard with engine installation.


All underwater hull fittings are approved bronze seacocks with S/S hose clips. 20 gallon (90 litres) double skinned flexible water tank with deck filler. Fresh water flipper pump in galley.

(Optional extra)
Yanmar YSE 8 lightweight (125 kgs.) diesel with reverse and 2 to 1 reduction gear. Fitted on flexible mountings with alternator, electric and hand start. Permanent oil drip tray. Remote control panel with twin lever controls. Bronze two bladed propellor (folding optional). 4 gallon (18 litres) vented fuel tank with deck filler.

20 lb. COR anchor, 2 fathoms galvanised chain, 12 mm terylene anchor warp, 2 x 12 mm mooring warps. 3 fenders with tails.


Mainsail, 111 sq. ft. in 8 oz. Terylene with battens, 2 rows of reef points, sailbag. Working jib, 112 sq. ft. in 8 oz. Terylene with hanks and sailbag.


Price includes design Royalty fee.


Trapper Yachts reserve the right to alter this specification either through design improvements or material shortages beyond their control but undertake to supply fittings of a similar nature.


Subject to Ship and Boat Builders’ National Federation Contract. 10% Deposit with contract. Balance 7 days prior to collection.


Trapper 300 excluding engine £ 7475  Ex works Poole.
Yanmar diesel fitted £ 1675

All prices exclusive of VAT.



The Kit is supplied in an advanced stage of construction. The interior accommodation and headliner mouldings. main bulkhead and mast post are bonded in, and the deck is completely fitted to the hull, including aluminium toerail and rubbing strake. The keel is fitted. Windows and forehatch are cut out and the interior mouldings trimmed ready for fitting out

N.B. With the windows, mainhatch, forehatch, cockpit locker, and anchor well lid correctly fitted your 300 is a seaworthy yacht



Anodised aluminium stemhead fitting incorporating chain roller and forestay


S/S Backstay tang.

S/S Chainplates.

Rudder complete with delrin bearing and S/S collar.

P.V.C. Buffer.

Anodised toerail.

Electrical wiring for interior and navigation lights.

2 x ½", Bronze seacocks for cockpit drains.

6 Stanchion bases.

Mast step

S/S Pushpit and S/S pulpit.

½" Bronze sink drain seacock.

2 x Bronze toilet seacocks.

Gas drain skin fitting and hoses.



Fibreglass sliding mainhatch.

Alloy runners and fastenings.

Finishing strips for headlining interior moulding joint.

Fibreglass forehatch, hinges and fastenings, lock and stay.

Fibreglass backrest radius.

Fibreglass anchor well lid, hinges and fastenings.

Anodised aluminium mast, spreaders and spinnaker pole track and slider.

Aluminium main boom, hooks and clam cleats.

Standing rigging in 5 mm 1 x 19 S/S wire, terminals and rigging screws

Main sheet, main and genoa halyards, genoa sheets, and burgee halyard

Hardwood tiller (unvarnished) and tiller head fitting.

Tinted ‘perspex windows, fastenings and GRP inserts.


Price includes Royalty fee.


Marine mortgages are usually available and we shall be pleased to make recommendations.


Trapper Yachts reserve the right to alter this specification either through design improvements or material shortages beyond their control but undertake to supply fittings of a similar nature


Subject to Ship and Boat Builders’ National Federation Contract 10% Deposit with contract. Balance 7 days prior to collection.


£5195 Ex works Poole

Price exclusive of V.A.T.

7 Cabot Lane, Creekmoor Poole, Dorset, England
Tel (0202) 697551/2/3 Telex 377661

Click here for an Adobe PDF format file of the complete boat for printing

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Last Updated July 21, 2009