MacGregor 65... Factory web site
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Over an 8 year period, MacGregor 65 Corporation built 100 of these magnificent yachts. During it's production run, it was the best selling large yacht in the history of sailing.
The MacGregor 65 holds many long distance sailing records. It was also one of the finest long distance cruising yachts ever built.
In 1995, when MacGregor Yachts first became swamped with orders for the newly introduced MacGregor 26, the 65 was taken out of production to devote MacGregor's entire five acre site to the production of the 26.
The 26 is still selling beyond our wildest dreams, and we will continue to concentrate on production of the smaller boat in order to meet the huge volume of orders.
MacGregor 65 Corporation is, however, continuing to develop and engineer a 70' version of the 65. Two of the new 70's have been built, and are being actively sailed and tested.
In future years, the big boat, the MacGregor 70, will again be coming off the MacGregor 65 Corporation production line.
Above is a picture the the company's 70" Anthem, recently converted to a ketch rig. In its introductory race with the new rig, (the 120 mile, 420 boat race from Newport Beach, California to Ensenada, Mexico), the boat was one of the first to finish, beating many of the very best west coast racing machines, including Merlin and Ragtime, as well as most of the big racing catamarans and trimarans. Anthem is one of the fastest cruising yachts ever built. If the boat is put back in production, this is the likely configuration. Even though Anthem carries a very fast PHRF rating of minus 42, it still did quite well on corrected time.
We took home this trophy, donated by the New York Yacht Club, for the first split rig yacht to finish (ketch, yawl or schooner)