Some of you will have read in the recent MacGregor magazine an article written by Simon Anstice-Brown about his adventures with his father John on his 19. The boat was an impetuous purchase from the Boat Show and went on to serve the family well, with many adventurous cruises. I spoke to Mrs Anstice-Brown today and she now wants to sell the boat which she says has been on the drive, unused for the last 10 years. She thinks the engine is in good order - a grandson said so - but she wonders about the trailer which she says looks in poor condition. She asked me what I thought it might be worth and, having followed a few recent 19 sales, thought that between 5 and 8 was a possible figure but impossible to say without knowing its condition, spec etc. I suggested that ebay is as good a place as any to sell a boat like this.
Before she goes down that route I said I would put the word out on the forum to see if there is any interest from within the MacGregor community. I also wondered if we might be able to help out in another way. Is there anyone who lives within striking distance of Hitchin, who could visit the boat and assess it's condition? Perhaps take a few pictures and note details that might be included in an inventory, should it eventually find its way onto ebay? Assessment of the trailer's condition will be particularly important.
If anyone out there thinks they might be interested in buying the boat or thinks they can do the assessment, I'd love to hear from you and I will then put you in touch with Mrs A-B.
Mrs MacGregor 26C