Is MacGregor sailboat still in business?
founder Roger MacGregor has ceased production of the craft and has turned his attention to the construction of custom-built 70-foot MacGregors. The last MacGregor 26 came off the production line on April 24, signifying the end of an era for the best-selling sailboat.
Who makes MacGregor Sailboats?
MacGregor Yacht Corporation
The MacGregor 26 is an American trailerable sailboat, that was designed by Roger MacGregor and first built in 1986, with production ending in 2013. The boat was built by MacGregor Yacht Corporation in the United States.
How well does a MacGregor 26 Sail?
The MacGregor 26 owners say the boat is tender, and prefer to sail in light winds, seldom over 15 knots, and then only with reduced sail. A few said they sometimes sail 20 knots, but never sail the boat offshore. Compromise is the name of the game with the MacGregor 26.
Are MacGregor Sailboats good?
Having owned and sailed a 26S extensively for three years, it indeed sails fairly well and lives up to its reputation of being a roomy and easily trailered pocket cruiser. This sailboat can meet most budgetary needs and has room enough for a family of three to cruise for up to a week at a time.
How fast does a MacGregor 26 Sail?
At 26 feet it is simple to rig and sail, and just as easy to transport. Instead of chugging with the diesel at 4 knots, the MacGregor 26 speeds along at 22 mph.
What was the first MacGregor 25 boat?
The first version was called the VENTURE 25. With relatively few changes, it became the MACGREGOR 25 (around 1980). With more than 7000 boats sold, it’s one of the most popular models from this builder. Photo of Venture 25 courtesy Adam Hunt.
Where can I buy parts and accessories for my MacGregor sailboat?
MacgregorOwners.com has the parts and accessories you need for your Macgregor sailboat. From canvas and cushions to rigging and hardware by top suppliers like Lewmar, Schaefer, Gray, Ronstan, and more. We’re the first and last stop for parts and accessories.
When did the venture 25 become the MacGregor 25?
With relatively few changes, it became the MACGREGOR 25 (around 1980). With more than 7000 boats sold, it’s one of the most popular models from this builder. Photo of Venture 25 courtesy Adam Hunt.
How fast can a MacGregor sail?
The Macgregor has the best of both worlds to offer, she is a sailboat that has been proven to sail in as much as 50 knots of wind or if there is no wind, you can pull the water ballast plug and motor at speeds up to 25 knots! At 25 knots, you just turned this beauty into another type of fun.