AWHILE AGO WE ANNOUNCED THAT PRODUCTION OF THE 26 HAD BEEN MOVED TO FLORIDA, TO BE MANUFACTURED BY ROGER MACGREGOR'S DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW, LAURA AND PAUL SHARP, UNDER THE NAME OF TATTOO YACHTS. TATTOO HAS JUST ISSUED AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT THAT THEY ARE AGAIN RELOCATING THEIR BOAT FACTORY, AND IT IS UNKNOWN WHEN AND WHERE THEY WILL COMMENCE PRODUCTION OF THE 26.
THIS OF COURSE MEANS THAT THERE WILL BE NO AVAILABILITY OF THE NEW VERSION OF THE POPULAR 26 POWERSAILER.
HOWEVER, WE PERIODICALLY HAVE A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY, PRE-OWNED MACGREGORS FOR SALE. THE PRICES FOR THESE ARE ALWAYS SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN FOR A NEW ONE, AND OFTEN WITH FAR MORE OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES. ALL OF THE BOATS SOLD BY US INCLUDE OUR WELL-KNOWN TRAINING, ON HOW TO OWN AND OPERATE A MACGREGOR SAILBOAT. PLEASE LOOK AT OUR "USED MACGREGORS" PAGE, ACCESSED AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 3, OR ON THE LINKS ON PAGE 1. YOU CAN ALSO GIVE US A CALL AT 415-456-2644, OR BY EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello - from Arena Yacht Sales!
We'd like to tell you a little bit about us...
We are the longest running dealership for MacGregor Yachts on the planet, having started selling their sailboats in 1968 on a handshake with a buoyant and bright-eyed Roger MacGregor (who by the way, hasn't changed a bit). In addition to selling everything from the 15-foot catamaran to the giant 65 footer, we have, then and now, done it in the San Francisco area.
Not many people would ever have a problem agreeing with the fact that there is not a more challenging, exciting, and year-round sailing area than San Francisco Bay. For those who accuse the MacGregor boats as not strong enough for heavy-duty conditions, they need to talk to us. We have without fail tested early or pre-production models here on the bay and, well, just tried to break them. No luck on that; and we know what we're talking about! Our closest estimate is that in the last 44 years we have put out over 1,000 sailboats, and they have all been bay tested!
Okay, enough about our proving grounds. Any business is an evolutionary process, and while MacGregor was initially just another product line for AYS, we slowly came to realize over the years just how important that line was. Most boats are almost clones of each other, with just different window dressing, whether power or sail. But MacGregors are different.
Roger MacGregor's genius lies in knowing what is important to the average person, with the average skill level and the average pocketbook. In fact, he built his entire company around that philosophy, and it's what makes MacGregor Yachts the success story that it is. Are the MacGregor sailboats basic? Yes. Are they lightweight? Certainly. Are they inexpensive? Absolutely. But these things are their strengths, not their weaknesses, as competitors argue.