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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They assumed these people would probably not embrace the low speeds associated with traditional sailing — might be a deal breaker, so they slapped a big fat outboard on the transom and that problem was solved! The purists who look down on them, have ,acgregor spent any time on one!
Are owners older than most new sailors?
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MacGregor critics have said many times: You can live on this boat on land or on the water. More than a few owners have gotten the sailing bug because they could afford it and then moved towards boats that were designed expressly for sailing.
The scoffers believe there is no price point that will ever tempt them into stepping foot on a MacGregor Vote Up 7 Vote Down. Some MacGregors have engines as large as HPs and can top knots. You macgrgor never tire of the wonderful sensation of shutting off the engine and enjoying the quiet serenity of moving along under sail.
The 26X, has a better cabin layout, and is very comfortable. You will never tire of the wonderful sensation of shutting off the engine and enjoying the quiet serenity of moving along under sail MacGregor has already delivered over 2, 26M’s, and over 38, sailboats.
The price is low, the trailer is your mooring Vote Up 6 Vote Down. These boats are respected and for charter all over the world. Vote Up 46 Macgrgor Down. Oh, except for one boat — the MacGregor 26M. For Parts and Accessories: Did they own other boats prior to purchasing? What do you mean? Its high speed under macgfegor lets you get to cruising waters that are out of reach for a conventional six mph sailboat.
Come see for yourself, schedule a free demonstration sail on Lake Union today. I traveled around the US a lot and the boat stayed in Seattle.
And manufactured in Stuart Florida under a new name…. Hopefully ASA can put something together, like a rally, that welcomes these boats that can coastal cruise with the Outbound 46s. No other boats can match their quality, performance, comfort, convenience and low cost.
What is the issue? 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 and prospective used boat buyers. Most of the critical sailors never leave the marina if there is to much or to little wind or it mcgregor rain and if they do they will not get out of sight of the marina.
Im the immediate past Commodore of a yacht club, I own a Mac 26X, so hardly new to sailing, the Mac gives me what macgretor others couldnt at a price point that is real value for money, standing headroom, private head for the ladies and she is very sea kindly.
Vote Up 18 Vote Down. This is another area where new MacGregor boat owners rejoice and critics scoff. I have the precursor to the 26M.
It is easy to sail, and easy to trailer to your macgretor sailing waters. Vote Up 13 Vote Down. They just dropped the main and took off to beat the rain and get home for dinner.
Kept the motor just above idle when the fleet needed to motor for a spell.
MacGregor 26 – Wikipedia
I believe the boat has been reborn by the daughter and son in law. Vote Up 25 Vote Down. The boat, for some, represents a cheapening of the sport — a stripping away of the elegance and dignity that sailing withholds, leaving us with a mutant powerboat that wants to call itself a sailboat when the mood strikes. 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.
These are great boats, and have proven to be safe, and tough. Conclusion We say live and let live. For New or Used Boat Sales: Has the author considered the safety factor of 50 hp plus outboards? Not a pill purists will swallow.
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Unlike land bound recreation mzcgregor, you will not be limited to crowded and expensive RV parks. It can be stored on its trailer, launched at any ramp, and rigged in just minutes. They have been thoroughly proven over macgrwgor of hours of sailing. 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.