Are MacGregor boats any 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 much does a MacGregor 26 sailboat weigh?

2,250 lb
MacGregor 26

Builder(s) MacGregor Yacht Corporation
Boat weight 2,250 lb (1,021 kg)
Draft 5.50 ft (1.68 m) with the centerboard down

What happened to MacGregor Yachts?

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.

Does sailboat displacement include ballast?

Does sailboat displacement include ballast? Displacement is always measured including ballast, since adding ballast increases the total displacement.

What is a daggerboard on a catamaran?

The purpose of the daggerboard (or any keel) is to balance the force of the wind on the sails. During a storm, daggerboards can help reduce the tendency of a small boat to tip over (“breach”) due to waves. A catamaran in a storm would lift the leeward hull daggerboard and fully extend the upwind daggerboard.

Does Conor McGregor own a yacht?

UFC megastar Conor McGregor went on a rant about his yachts on Twitter earlier today. The Irishman spoke and posted videos of the two yachts he owns – a 150ft (45m) triple-deck Prestige 750 superyacht and a Lamborghini 63 speed yacht that he purchased recently.

How much is Conor McGregor’s yacht?

Conor McGregor Flaunts His New $3.6 Million Lamborghini Yacht—The ‘Supercar Of The Sea’ I cover lifestyle. The world’s highest-paid athlete is clearly enjoying his vast wealth.

What is the difference between displacement and ballast?

The ballast/displacement ratio is simply the ballast weight divided by the boat’s total displacement. Since ballast is there to give the boat stability, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the higher the B/D, the stiffer the boat. Same ballast ratio (0.4), but very different stability.

What is included in displacement?

“Yacht Displacement is the weight of the water that is moved when the yacht is out at sea” The weight of the water that is displaced is equal to the weight of the yacht and its load (fuel, water, provisions, etc). It is an indicator of how heavy a boat is. Displacement also includes ballast.

When did the MacGregor 26D sailboat come out?

The MacGregor 26D (daggerboard), built from about 1986 to 1990, introduced water ballast to replace the weighted keel. When the water was drained for trailering, the boat weighed only 1650 lbs, making it even more attractive for towing with a regular automobile.

Which is better a MacGregor 26 or Catalina 250?

It requires a larger tow vehicle but is a more solid boat with a more substantial interior. The Catalina 250 mkII, in contrast, is more like a high-end version of the original MacGregor 26, with a small outboard engine, a swing keel, and a more traditional appearance.

What kind of engine does a MacGregor sailboat have?

When in a hurry, just drop the sails and power up. MacGregor’s success in this market has led to newer water-ballast models from two other leading American builders, Hunter and Catalina. Both have solid reputations for small day sailors and larger cruisers. The Hunter Edge reaches for the same big-power market segment with up to a 75 hp engine.

Which is better hunter edge or MacGregor 26M?

The Hunter Edge reaches for the same big-power market segment with up to a 75 hp engine. Costing $10,000 more than the MacGregor 26M, the Edge is heavier and more solidly constructed. It requires a larger tow vehicle but is a more solid boat with a more substantial interior.