Buying

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.

21 Comments

MAC 26 X FOR SALE WITH MOTOR AND TRAILER

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.

mike.floutier's picture

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."

Tattoo

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 THIS BOAT HAS NOW BEEN SOLD

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 THIS BOAT HAS NOW BEEN SOLD

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Mike

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 jaschinski@btinternet.com

Many Thanks

Frank

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

Sowenna26M

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,

Dominic

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

Sowenna

Hi Simon,

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

Dominic

26M for sale

Priced at £17,000.00

Sowenna, my 26 M Sloop built in 2005, bought from the Hallowes family(former Macgregor UK agents) in 2012 and their demonstrator, is for sale.

A specification of a standard 26M is available at:

http://www.bwyachts.com/Norwesting%20Mar%2006.htm

Water ballasted

4x pulley system for lifting the dagger board

2 main sails, one just cleaned and serviced with new batons

CDI roller reefing foresail (jib)

Asymmetric spinnaker with all fittings.

Mast raising and lowering winch.

Sail and pedestal covers

2x Lewmar cockpit mounted winches.

All control lines lead back to the cockpit.

Yamaha 50 HP 4 Stroke Outboard motor , factory fitted, almost totally refurbished last year with alternator.(charges from outboard) plus 2 keys with kill cords.

2 x 25 litre Fuel tanks

Battery

Marine toilet linked to a holding tank with a valve splitter so you can pump out to sea or into the holding tank.

Electric bilge pump with manual over-ride.

Bi-folding door to heads which can double up as a cabin divider.

Shore power socket plus cable and male and female adaptors

Wheel steering

Pedestal mounted Standard Horizon C9P180 chart plotter

Compass, bulwark mounted

Depth Sounder, NASA, bulwark mounted

Hand Held VHF marine radio

2x Danforth Type anchors

Origo 2 burner alcohol stove on a gimbal

5 litre water container to galley tap.(standard)

2X dodgers (Reversible: Sowenna on one side; sail number on reverse)

5 x Fenders and various mooring warps.

2 life jackets

2 boat hooks,

Small Ships Registry (new owner needs to re-apply)

VAT Paid

The original USA standard galvanised trailer, 15 years old,has rusted beyond repair.

Several crates of 'boaty' bits including spare mast shoe/hinge, 2 jib cars, fishing stuff etc etc.

She has spent every winter on the hard in various Marinas and has been given a thorough service and spring clean every season.

Mac 26 ready to cruise for sale NOW SOLD

Tarka 26M for sale.
Dot and I have decided it is time to part with ‘Tarka’ our Macgregor 26M. We have had her since 2007 in the Blackwater estuary and have enjoyed many good sails in the area but it’s time to change. Therefore we are offering her for sale with a full working cruising inventory and in good ready to sail condition including the Lizard galvanised two axle trailer she came with which has done very little mileage and is in good condition.

See 'boats for sale section' for more details

26X 'Alchemy' for sale.

Sadly have to put my 26X up for sale. Due to health reasons. First I got arthritis in the knees that stopped me from being able to climb into her when on the trailer. Then to cap it all last Friday I had a heart attack, so I'm now pretty much out of the game. She has been sat at the side of the house for just over a year and has been going quietly green in places. Not looking for a specific figure just make me an offer, Photos can be arranged if wanted but please bear with me while I get a friend to take them. I can be contacted on my mobile 07514 210 490.

'Sonny' 26M for Sale. NOW SOLD

My 26M has just gone on the market with Apollo Duck and all details are in the ad. However if any member is interested or knows someone who might be then please contact me on 07836 201104 or email johnrichardson104@gmail.com

26M wanted

Hi everyone, I am seeking to purchase a 26M (or indeed Tattoo), hopefully a later and well loved/ cared for example. The blue hulled version would be preferred but not essential.

Please feel free to email me if you have one for sale, or, know of something coming up or potentially soon for sale

paulhasgonefishing@gmail.com

MacGregor 19

Hi. I'm a new member and I'm looking to buy a MacGregor 19. If anybody is thinking of selling I'd be very interested. The boat would be based at Windermere marina if I'm lucky enough to find one.

best regards. Phil Entwistle

Entwistlephilip@aol.com