Buying a Mac

MacGregor Yachts USA stopped building the 26M (the last in the 26 series) in March 2013. Tattoo Yachts, a new company founded by Roger MacGregor's daughter Laura and her husband Paul Sharp, took the moulds and started producing the Tattoo 26. This is essentially a 26M but with some changes of trim and small updates of standard equipment and fittings. However, this production appears to have stopped, possibly because the moulds are worn out.

Tattoo announced a design for a 22-foot boat, but this doesn't appear to have ever reached production, and the current state of Tattoo Yachts as a company seems uncertain. There has been nothing new posted on their web site since February 2015.

All this means that you can't buy a new MacGregor, nor its successor the Tattoo! There are consequently no longer any MacGregor dealers or importers in the UK either.

However, a large number of Macs were imported and bought by citizens of the UK and Europe over the past 25-30 years, and there is a buoyant second-hand market. The boats are very hardy and even older models can be found in very good condition. We have a For Sale section in our forum where our members can advertise their boats when they are ready to move on (or hang up their oilies!). You can browse this section without needing to login to the site.

You can also find a good selection of Macs available through yacht brokers, as well as web sites such as Apollo Duck, Boats and Outboards, Boatshop24, and several others. There are also usually one or two on eBay!

Macs remain very popular boats, and with no new supply in the foreseeable future it's likely that the boats will hold their value well.

Feel free to add a comment if you've found a Mac for sale in an unusual place.



A nice example of these excellent boats. Currently on sale at Clarke and Carter Leverington Ipswich. Can be seen on there listings page on the net.

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Tattoo production

They appear to have been in their new factory in Florida for a while and plan to announce the new 22 shortly; according to this post on their Facebook page in May this year:

"We don't have an ETA but certainly should have the Tattoo 22 before the end of the year."


Well spotted, Mike,

Looking forward to reading all about them.

Simon Armitage

Sowenna 26M

MacGregor 26 for sale.........

We have had to make the difficult decision to sell our MacGregor which we purchased from another member a few years ago. Please do contact me directly if you are interested in further details. Zoe and Alan

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MacGregor 26x 1995 For Sale

I have today made the difficult decision (as I am no longer fit enough) to put Macerella my much loved 26x up for sale. She is in overall very good condition with a 50 HP auto feed 2 stroke engine. She is presently sat on her completely refurbished road trailer on my drive in Poole.

She was recovered from her mooring in Poole at the end of last season with the intention of relaunching her at the start of this one. Unfortunately due to health issues this hasn't happened. She is freshly anti fouled and ready to go. Her present very cheap mooring at Poole may also be available.

I can be contacted on 07748117491 for more information and would recommend that any potential buyers come and check Her out I don't think you will be disappointed

As At 13th January 2022 This boat is still for sale She has not been advertised else ware and is still sat on Her Trailer covered with a tarpaulin hoping she will go to another Mac Enthusiast.

Stay Safe


MacGregor 26M 2004 FOR SALE

Currently on swing mooring at ROWARDENNAN , LOCH LOMOND. Boat is in great condition and can be sail/ motor tested on the Loch until early October 2019, after which it will be stored for winter also in Rowardennan and can be inspected at any time.

For further details and arrange a sail contact me on 07956939801


Ian Fotheringham

I recently saw an x for sale

I recently saw an x for sale at Bradwell Waterside Marina. ( home to last year's Big Mac) Will investigate further if anyone interested.

Simon Armitage

Sowenna 26 M.

Looking for 26 M

Hi Everyone

I'm looking to purchase a MacGregor 26 M. If anyone has one for sail, please contact me directly on

Many Thanks


Hi, Frank, There is one

Hi, Frank, There is one hanging around Bradwell Marina on the River Blackwater, Essex which hasn't been sailed for years, she was spruced up last year and still hasn't moved. She is blue hulled and called Sea Jay and is on her trailer. Don't know who the owner is but if you ring up the marina manager s/he will pass on a message to the owner who may, may not be interested in selling.016217 76235

Good Luck otherwise try Apollo Duck or just google Macgregor 26M FOR SALE.

Simon Armitage


26M for sale

Heads Up,

Sowenna my 26 M built in 2005, bought by me from the Hallowes family(former Macgregor UK agents) in 2012 and their demonstrator, is for sale. I will be posting full details in due course but I suppose the important detail is that there is no trailer.

Simon Armitage

Sowenna for sale

Hi Simon,

Do you have a price for your boat yet?

Many thanks,


Hi, Dominic,

Hi, Dominic,

I should have a good idea by Friday after I have collected one of my main sails from my sail maker where it has been cleaned and had batons provided and thereafter a meeting with the rigger to check some aspects of the rigging. I will also be checking over Sowenna in order to put a decent inventory together.

Feel free to call me for an 'off the record chat' 07730015944

Simon Armitage


Hi Simon,

Many thanks for your reply. I shall be in touch.