Macgregor 26M, 2005, lift keel and lifting rudders, water ballast for light trailing, Yamaha 50hp outboard, 4 wheel galvanised road trailer, Mainsail and Jib new in 2017, bimini, solar panel, Raymarine Dragonfly Pro Plotter and lots more! Just polished!
Purchased in November 2004 and launched in 2005. GRP construction with blue topsides and white superstructure, self draining aft cockpit, twin rudders, wheel steering, dagger board lifting keel (renewed 2018), water ballast, bermudan sloop rig and 4-6 berth internal layout with a maximum headroom of around 6ft.
Macgregor, USA. US-MACH-0625H405.
LOA 25' 10" (7.85m)
Beam 7' 9" (2.36m)
LWL 23’2" (7.05m)
Draft 1' 0" (0.3m)/ 5’9 (1.75m) keel down
Headroom 6ft max
Displacement 2550 lbs 1156kg plus 521kg water ballast
Slab reefing mainsail (170sqft - Mussett 2017). Mainsail cover. Genoa roller reefing system with furling No 1 Jib (130sqft - Mussett 2017). Alloy mast and boom, stainless steel standing rigging.
Yamaha 50HP FT50CETL four stroke electric start outboard motor with remote throttle controls and charging to 12 volt battery system. Low engine hours (approx 200). 2 x 25 litre remote fuel tanks. Maximum speed under engine is around 20 knots with cruising at 6-12 knots. Engine water pump rotor replaced 2019 and carb seal overhaul 2019, new prop 2019.
2 x 90 Amp/hr 12v XD24 leisure batteries (2019). 15W solar panel.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit, guardwires and stanchions, bimini cover, cockpit cushions, stainless steel boarding ladder, 2 sheet winches, outboard bracket, Fortress anchor with chain and warp, various mooring warps and fenders.
Cockpit mounted steering compass, Raymarine echo sounder, windex at masthead, hand held windspeed, Raymarine DSC VHF radio, Raymarine Dragonfly Pro Plotter (2016), 2 x Raymarine GPS, AIS, radar reflector, navigation lights, steaming light, anchor light.
Danbuoy, 4 life-jackets, fire extinguisher, manual and electric bilge pumps.
Her galley has an Origo 3000 spirit cooker with 2 burners, various pots, pans, cutlery and crockery, water supply to sink from 19 litre flexible water tank. Unused Portapotti cassette toilet. Brown vinyl upholstery. Carpets. All bulbs replaced with LED below decks.
Lizard 4 wheel galvanized braked road trailer.
Hull below the waterline epoxy coated 2008 and Coppercoated 2014.
New sails 2017
Hull topsides polished biannually
We have decided it is time to part with ‘Tarka’ our Macgregor 26M. We have had her since 2007 in the Blackwater estuary and have enjoyed many good sails in the area but it’s time to change. Therefore we are offering her for sale with a full working cruising inventory and in good ready to sail condition including the Lizard galvanised two axle trailer she came with which has done very little mileage and is in good condition.
The trailer has only ever been used to hold her when out of the water and has never been water immersed. It is still on the original tyres which have done very little mileage but will need to be replaced due to their age if long mileage is intended.
The boat was built in 2004 and sold from the London Boat Show in 2005 and first launched later that year. We are the second owner and have owned her since 2007.
The underwater hull was epoxy coated in 2008 and the old antifouling replaced with Coppercoat epoxy bonded copper antifouling in 2014. The blue hull will be machine polished in the near future so requires minimum maintenance.
The electronics include a Raymarine VHF radio with DSC, linked to a Raymarine GPS as well as a separate cockpit mounted Raymarine Dragonfly Pro5 GPS/ plotter with Navionics UK charts. There is a bulk head cockpit mounted steering compass and fish finder /depth meter. The sails are in good condition and were new replaced in 2014 with better quality sails than the original supplied sails. The original mainsail is included but not the original jib as it perished.
The engine (50HP Yamaha) is in good running condition and had the water pump impeller replaced in 2019 along with an overhaul and service of the carburettors and inlet manifold seals. The twin 12v 90Ah leisure batteries were replaced with in 2019 and are fitted with a microcontroller charge regulator and solar panel charger to maintain charge. The rest of the equipment is in good order and ready for cruising use. There is a cassette toilet fitted but it has never been used.