MacGregor Yacht Co. was founded by Roger MacGregor in 1961 as part of class project while he was an MBA student at the University of California. Located in southern California ,the company is still in business.(2008) The first boat was a small catamaran, but the product line consisted mainly of small, trailerable sailing yachts, from a 15-foot (4.6 m) catamaran to 17-foot (5.2 m) pocket cruisers, up to 26-foot water ballasted trailerable sizes. MacGregor has also built a 36-foot catamaran, and a 65-foot ULDB cruiser-racer. The MACGREGOR 65, with more than 100 sold, was one of the most successful boats of this size ever built. Early models were called VENTURE’s, but after 1969, all models were called MACGREGOR’S. Currently the only model in production is the extremely popular MACGREGOR 26M, a 26-foot (7.9 m) trailerable sailboat that can except a large outboard motor makin it capable of relatively higher speeds under power. It is estimeated that more than 3600 Ventures/MacGregors have been built. Thanks to Samuel Trickey for his help in getting something of the specs sorted out for different models. HOT NEWS: After 58 years of production, and 38,000 sailboats, the MacGregors are retiring. Production of the MacGregor 26 has been discontinued. Our daughter and son in law, Laura and Paul Sharp, have opened a new boat building business in Stuart, Florida, and are manufacturing a boat similar to our MacGregor 26. Contact them at tattooyachts.com
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