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:
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
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38 Wittering Road
Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9SR