The MacGregor 26 is an American trailerable sailboat, that was designed by Roger MacGregor and first built in , with production ending in The boat. Both the MacGregor 26 and Tattoo 26 are now out of production, We have left these legacy pages up to provide information and knowledge to current owners. MACGREGOR 26M Powersailer. $21, ORLANDO, FL. MACGREGOR 26 M. $22, Whitehall, MI. MACGREGOR 26M. $18, Kirkland.
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I traveled around the US a lot and the boat stayed in Seattle. It has a 70 HP.
There is something about them that gives a person hope. It is easy to sail, and easy to trailer to your favorite sailing waters.
It has a real head not a porta pottie, Inside heater and special seating railing. Its high speed under power lets you get to cruising waters that are out of reach for a conventional six mph sailboat. I joined a mwcgregor club that you could use different sail boats.
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For New or Used Boat Sales: I have the precursor to the 26M. Has the author considered the safety factor of 50 hp plus outboards? You will never tire of the wonderful sensation of shutting off the engine and enjoying the quiet serenity of macgeegor along under sail MacGregor has already delivered over 2, 26M’s, and over 38, sailboats.
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Vote Up 6 Vote Down. Vote Up 11 Vote Down. Kept the motor just above idle when the fleet needed to motor for a spell. The 26X, has a better cabin layout, and is very comfortable. Vote Up 46 Vote Down. I like that I can relocate to any body of water I wish to explore without the usual expenses removing, transporting and relaunching a traditional Keel Boat.
Some MacGregors have engines as large as HPs and can top knots. We have been MacGregor’s largest dealer over the past 24 years. What is the issue? I am one of those 26 owners mentioned in the article and I appreciate the open minded view of the writer.
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Nice article but why does the author think owners are new to sailing? Did they own other boats prior to purchasing? The price is low, the trailer is your mooring Now it is in FL. That boat can start a fight. You can have the peace and quiet of sailing, or the fun of powering economically at up to 24MPH with a 70HP outboard BWY has been offering the option of 70hp since we completed the initial motoring performance tests for the MacGregor factory on the very first 26M built.
Cruising Boat Spotlight: The MacGregor 26M – A Controversial Sailboat
They have been thoroughly proven over millions of hours of sailing. You can have your own island, for free, at some of the most beautiful vacation areas on earth. The scoffers believe there is no price point that will ever tempt them into stepping foot on a MacGregor None of this makes immediate sense, but the mention of a MacGregor 26M makes eyes roll… in slow motion… all the way around.
Unlike land bound recreation vehicles, you will not be limited to crowded and expensive RV parks. What do you mean? You will never tire of the wonderful sensation of shutting off the engine and enjoying the quiet serenity of moving along under sail.
Vote Up 9 Vote Down. To me the versatility of the Mac 26 overrode the need to conform to norm. amcgregor
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Come see for yourself, schedule a free demonstration sail on Lake Union today. MacGregor critics have said many times: The MacGregor was designed and marketed to non-sailors or would-be sort of sailors. For Parts and Accessories: