Sailing BoatsCruisersMacGregorModel 26M
The Macgregor 26M is the final version of these ever-popular trailer sailers, offering a useful combination of sailing, high-speed motoring (can pull a skier), spacious open plan accommodation and built-in solid foam buoyancy for added safety. A water ballast system affords good sailing ability for their type but keeps the trailing weight low, making them easily towed behind most family saloons if desired, they are a truly versatile and economical family boat. Sowenna has a good inventory including marine toilet with holding tank, Yamaha 50hp 4-stroke outboard, Standard Horizon GPS chartplotter, and was epoxy coated beneath the waterline from new, an important and often overlooked option! Viewing by appointment only via our Essex office on - Click here to reveal phone number -
The accommodation offers up to 6 berths in the open plan cabin with approx. 6' max headroom. Double V berth forward with stowage areas and hatch to foredeck. Heads compartment to starboard (separated from the cabin with a bi-fold door which can also close off the forepeak instead) with marine toilet fitted with a holding tank and Y diverter valve, and storage. Dinette to starboard which converts in to another small double berth. Linear galley to port equipped with a gimballed 2-burner Origo spirit stove, moulded sink with manually pumped cold water supply from 5L portable container, and stowage in various lockers. Large aft double berth under cockpit sole with more stowage areas. Caramel leatherette and complimenting light brown cotton upholstery. Built-in stereo CD/radio system.
Located on transom, Yamaha 50hp 4-stroke outboard engine. Single lever pedestal mounted controls with power trim/tilt and electric start. Wheel steering. 2 x 25L Portable plastic fuel tanks for easy refuelling. The engine was last serviced in October 2019 ready for the 2020 season, engine hours are unknown due to gauge display failure (a common issue) but are believed to be around 550hrs since new.
12v Battery (new 2018) charged via engine alternator. Shorepower system with ring mains and battery charger. Battery isolator switch. Electrical distribution panel. Full cabin lighting.
Spars & Sails
Fractional sloop rig. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Hinged mast step and optional mast raising system. Rotating mast system (minimises mast drag). Stainless steel standing rigging. Polyester running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. CDI Genoa furling system. Adjustable Genoa cars. 2 x Sheet winches. Mainsail - Doyle - 2005 - good (valeted and serviced 2020 inc new battens) Spare Mainsail - Doyle - 2005 Furling Jib - Doyle - 2005 - good (valeted 2018) Asymmetric Spinnaker - Doyle - 2005 - good
Danforth anchor with chain and warp Fortress kedge anchor Stainless steel pulpit, stanchions and guardwires Stainless steel boarding ladder Mast lowering system with winch and stainless steel support frame Mainsail cover and cockpit dodgers Wheel and pedestal cover 2 x Boat hooks Warps and fenders
Steering compass Handheld VHF radio NASA Target depth sounder Standard Horizon CP180i colour GPS chart plotter Stereo CD/radio system with speakers Navigation lights
Fire blanket C0 detector and smoke alarm Horseshoe lifebuoy Floating light First aid kit Manual bilge pump Electric bilge pump with automatic and manual switching
Macregor 26M built by MacGregor Yachts of the U.S.A in 2005 to their own design, with built-in solid foam floatation system. White GRP hull and superstructure with black style stripes and decks with moulded non-slip surfaces. Water ballast system with lifting keel (521Kg water ballast and 136Kg permanent ballast) for ease of launching and trailing. Lifting centreboard operated by line led aft to cockpit. Twin lifting rudders. Wheel steering to either outboard or rudders. Self-draining cockpit and anchor well. Rubber rubbing strakes. Originally used as a demonstrator by the main UK importers, Sowenna was purchased by her current owners from the importer in 2012. Since then she has wintered ashore every season, and has been loved and enjoyed! Unfortunately, a combination of ill health and lack of crew now means that use will be limited so she needs to go to a new home for new adventures.
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part. General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.
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