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Quick, stable and responsive...the revolutionary MacGregor 26 is the fastest and best handling of any of the trailerable cruising sailboats. It offers high-speed powering without compromising sailing performance. Have the peace and quiet of sailing, or the fun of powering around at a good clip over 24 mph. Its high-speed under power, opens up cruising waters that are out of reach for a conventional sailboat.
The MacGregor 26 is also trailerable making still more waterways accessible. The trailer also makes it possible to avoid the expense of permanent in-the-water storage.
Launching is easy because the boat sits lower on its trailer than any other trailerable cruiser. Once in the water, running the motor in reverse, or giving the boat a gentle push, will slide the boat off its trailer. After the 26 is launched, she only needs 9 in. of water to float. She will sail in places most other boats simply cannot go. The 26 has a centerboard that retracts completely into the hull, allowing the boat to be launched and beached without fear of damage to the centerboard system.
The MacGregor 26 is just under 8 ft. wide and can be legally trailered anywhere in the United States. The MacGregor 26 is one of the best-handling and fastest trailerable cruising sailboats available!