"Istana" is an innovative Macgregor 26M, the world's best selling (over 40,000 sold) trailerable sailboat. The features of this extraordinary yacht are many... *Easy to rig, *Efficient under sail and easy to handle, *Water ballasted for maximum stability, *UNSINKABLE, *Twin rudders for maximum control, *Wheel steering, *Speed under motor at your fingertips. When you need to get there fast, drop the sails, fire up the 60hp Evinrude Etec and power plane at 14 knots (top speed 19 knots). Then there is the big well-sheltered cosy cockpit and below deck accommodation which is simply amazing... Full headroom, two huge double berths, a functional galley, a bathroom compartment, a dinette and plenty of storage spaces. And there is more... When trailering to your dream cruising grounds, en route, the Mac 26M becomes your caravan. "Istana" presents in excellent condition. She has been lightly used and the owner has meticulously maintained her. She has been regularly polished and is antifouled. A registered road trailer is included. Recently the trailer was upgraded with a new axle, brakes, tyres and rims.
"Istana" represents an opportunity for you and your family to enjoy cruising Tassie's fine waterways with minimum fuss in absolute comfort. Call Paul on 0418 385 866 to arrange an inspection.
Prince of Wales Bay Marina near Hobart TAS
Macgregor Yacht Corp. (USA)
25' 11" - 7.90m
2.4m (7ft 9in)
0.3m - 1.76m
1350kg (add 540 incl water ballast)
Keel / Ballast
Daggerboard and twin rudders. 136 kg permanent ballast + 544 kg water ballast.
60 hp Evinrude Etec Outboard Motor.
Under 60 hours.
14 knots under motor.
Stainless steel propeller.
64 litres in 2 x tanks.
The huge, sheltered cockpit offers plenty of cushioned seating for everyone. Access is via the transom through the hinged aft seat. Below deck, there is full standing headroom in the voluminous saloon. The dinette seats four comfortably and the table can be dropped to create a large single berth. The large (2.4m long) sofa to port provides another single berth. The cabin itself will easily seat 8 or more people. The galley unit slides fore and aft and locks in several positions. In the forward position, there is excellent access to the exceptionally large aft double berth. With the galley to the rear, there is a lot more room in the main cabin for seating and socializing. The rear dinette seat back is easily removable for access to the rear berth on the starboard side.
Behind the bulkhead, is the head compartment. A large double V-berth is forward, with a big overhead hatch for good ventilation. Light and ventilation throughout are excellent. All furnishings are in immaculate condition.
7 berths including saloon.
The fully functional galley, with lots of storage space, is to port. The equipment includes a sink with a tap, lots of counter space, and an alcohol stove. The galley top is standard kitchen counter height.
Designated space to stow eski behind saloon seat.
Fusion entertainment system, with additional speakers and controls in the cockpit
Bimini, dodger and infill piece to create a completely covered cockpit area
Anchor with chain and warp.
Electric bilge pump.
YES (expiry 12/23)
Batteries x 2 (engine start/house)
80-watt Solar panel with Pro-Star regulator.
Garmin Chartplotter GPSmap 451s located at the helm.
GME GX600 VHF Radio in the cabin plus handheld Uniden Atlantis 260 VHF.
Sails are in excellent condition.
* Furling genoa
Mast / Rigging
Macgregor mast raising system with hand winch and guy pole.
2 x cabin-top winches.
Wheel steering with Teleflex engine controls on a pedestal.